The "Commerce Clause" - "One of the Limited Areas of Power Given to the Federal Government"
"Jury-rigging Federal Commerce Power -
How legalistic baling wire, duct tape and flour paste have been used to cobble together a Rube Goldberg apparatus of legal precedent"
by Gary Marbut © 2010
Date: 5/19/2010 4:32:06 AM ( 11 y ) ... viewed 2582 times
At Curezone's "Chef Jem by Chef Jem" there are blogs regarding a number of burning issues over food sovereignty and the need to know Fundamental Law to best preserve our Rights to our food. Here is an article addressing the legal controversy over the extension of governmental authority that is apparently exercised under the Commerce Clause. I count this as essential reading in everything from activism to zealous conversations for securing all local food systems regardless of any dietary persuasions.
"... One of the limited areas of power given to the federal government is the 'Commerce Clause,' found at Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. That clause says: 'The Congress shall have power … To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;'
Those who engendered, empowered and chartered the new federal government (the several states) also carved out and described a significant amount of topical turf the new federal servant and agent is not allowed to invade. These specific restrictions are spelled out in the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Of those, most important to this discussion are the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, which say:
Ninth Amendment. The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Tenth Amendment. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
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