Quote from Cypress:
"Scientists don't use "averages". Maybe armchair supertools on message boards ascribe some meaning to "averages" between two random data points. And maybe clueless amatuers "draw a straight line" through two random end data points to define a "trend". Experts don't.
They use mean annual and five year means in trend analysis. Don't tell me I have to explain the difference to you. "
Not many, this one had to be back doored in , because the Dems PURPOSELY avoided using enumerated powers to tax.
The Commerce Clause was a sneaky way to expand Fed'l power - unless one was familiar with it's history ( federalism), i doubt most Americans even KNEW how it's changed federalism ( Marblecake/Dual/Co-operative/ and the infamous "new federalism") which consistently blurred the lines of co-sovereignity.
So no more sneaky expansionism - that's a win/win for ALL. If the Fed's wanna expand, they can no longer rely on a passive Court to do so.
Now they have to declare a tax -at least on thecommercial aspectof the Commerce Clause. It's usage is stil pernicious, but it finally got "clipped"
The most that can credibly be said about the Commerce Clause aspect is that the Supreme Court did not expand Congress's recognized powers under the Commerce Clause.
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I am very glad they were able to put a limit on the CC while still upholding the HC law.
" Happy day? Why is that, pinhead? " Dixie's reaction to OBL being killed.
"Is that just math you use as a Republican to make yourself feel better?" - Fox News to Karl Rove