From my October 12th Washington Examiner column “With Obamacare, Congress Refuses To Recognize the Limits To Its Power:”
Congress can order you to engage in commerce. Congress can order you to not engage in commerce. Congress can dictate the terms of that commerce, to the point of punishing you if the commerce is not to its liking.
The question then arises — what can’t Congress regulate? What can’t it tell us to do? What aspect of our lives is beyond its authority?
The answer, of course, is nothing. Americans have perhaps not yet thought of things in such stark terms, but they had better start, because the fact of the matter is that our liberties are now little more than a convenient fiction.
Read the whole thing here.