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FYI: We Are Not on The Same Page, Sir!

Posted in Uncategorized by Phil Russo on May 9, 2010

Yesterday, after the show, I got the lamest answer ever out of someone running for Congress. He was telling me how opposed to socialism he is and how Obama is a socialist. So I asked him, “If Obama took over an entire private industry and put all of the private businesses in this industry out of business and made the federal government the only option for a service, what would you call that?” his answer was “Communism!” follow-up question: “When George Bush took over the airline security industry and created the TSA was this communism too?” his reply: “No, they have the power to do that under the interstate commerce clause of the constitution”. I reminded him that he is defending the TSA the same way Obama defends Obamacare “Interstate commerce!”. So not only was this candidate defedning a socialist idea, he was doing it the same way Obama defends his socialist ideas! But what’s more, his logic was horribly flawed, the so called “interstate commerce” clause says Congress has the power to regulate commerce between the states. What they meant by this was not that government could regulate all commerce that travels between two states it was meant to regulate commerce between two or more states. Florida and Georgia are in a commercial deal, Congress can regulate it to ensure both states get a fair deal. This was mainly used for sharing rivers and bays that were available to two states. Then the candidate tried to remind me of supreme court case law that has allowed the government to regulate private industry and yada yada yada. It make me puke in my mouth a little bit. I reminded him that the supreme court has also said that the constitution contains a right to murder children. That doesn’t make them right. The supreme court thinks social security and the new deal is constitutional. So let’s recap: candidate X defends the taking over of an entire industry by the federal government, uses Obama’s “commerce clause” defence, and then tells me that the unelected, baby-murdering supreme court has said it’s ok! Thanks for clearing that up, sir! We did have former New Mexico Gov. Garry Johnson on for the whole first hour. He was awesome. Look him up on YouTube.

http://www.constitution.org/lrev/bork-troy.htm

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