Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Virginia rattles its saber

--A House committee yesterday passed Del. Mark Cole's bill to get the federal government out of in-state commerce.

Cole's bill says that the federal government has no authority over commerce of goods made in Virginia that do not cross state lines.

This applies to firearms as well. Some of the comments question Virginia's place to challenge Congressional authority. But the way I see it, at the rate the federal government is going, and with the powers that they have cut for themselves from whole cloth, it's way past time that the states start to assert themselves.

This isn't subversive in the least; it's the way it's supposed to be. The tenth amendment isn't there to just look at; it's there to give the states something to throw their weight from against a federal government that always has, and always will, try to take more than they are allowed.

Virginia's machine is working like it was designed.
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