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?"