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Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by dario541, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    I have always enjoyed the study of history. You learn a lot about today by studying the past. Today the government routinely BANS anything that it don't like. But, by what authority?
    In the early days of the 1900's, it was decided that alcoholic beverages should be banned. However, the government at that time knew that they had NO Constitutional power to ban anything! So, they got a Constitutional Amendment to do so (Prohibition).
    In the 1930's gangsters were shooting each other up with Thompson sub-machine guns. The government wanted to ban these weapons. Even as popular as he was, President Roosevelt knew he had no Constitutional authority to ban anything, so he pushed through Congress a special tax of $200 to own a machine gun (still the law today).
    However, now the government has decided that it has the power to BAN ANYTHING IT WANTS! Where did this "NEW" power come from? Today you see the government banning certain guns, drugs, foods, and almost anything that someone in the government doesn't want the public to have. They now have their sights set on vitamins and supplements. Today there is no end to what they want to take from us. Again I ask: "WHERE DO THEY GET THE AUTHORITY TO BAN ANYTHING?"
     
  2. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Federal laws governing interstate commerce have been upheld by the US Supreme Court.
    Like it or not it is the system we have.
     
  3. PosterGuy

    PosterGuy Hillsboro Member

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    Your arguement is a bit too general. Things like vitamins and supplements should be monitored and regulated, as they can have extremely bad effects on peoples health. Funny how the vitamin and supplement companies try not to tell you these things.

    Amendments are a part of the Constitution. So, yes, if an amendment is passed, it is perfectly legal by our system.

    Other things such as guns should not be regulated.
     
  4. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    Yes, this is true. At one time the US Supreme Court protected the public from the government. However, after his election in 1932, President Roosevelt wanted to change a lot of things and bring some socialistic programs into this country. At first the Supreme Court resisted him. He was irate and threatened to make changes in it. He was going to add more "Justices". He wanted a Supreme Court that would do HIS bidding. He wasn't too concerned about what the Constitution says. He wanted HIS way!
    The Justices had a meeting and decided that Roosevelt was too popular to resist. They decided to play ball with him. This change is now taught in law schools as "A SWITCH IN TIME SAVED NINE!" Today the Supreme Court is just another cog in the government's destruction of our Civil Rights.
     
  5. PosterGuy

    PosterGuy Hillsboro Member

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    So what's your plan of action?
     
  6. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    This thread asks the question: "From where does the government get the Constitutional Authority to ban anything, when it never had it prior to the 1930's? Is this the action of an outlaw government? Do we want to be governed by outlaws?
     
  7. theLEMband

    theLEMband Southeast WA Member

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    Term limits & FairTax:thumbup:
     
  8. Weathermaker

    Weathermaker Washington Member

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    Our forefathers concept was to have folks serve in the legislative process as a short term service. They never envisioned "life time" politicians.

    That was one thing they overlooked when setting up our government. I think things would be a lot better if they could have foreseen the mess that life time polilicians have caused and set term limits in the constitution.

    Oh well.