Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Power Of The State

The following is a befuddling situation. I am not just sure how to approach it other than to say it has the stench of  political manipulation. Certainly something our republic has devolved into over the last few decades.

I am posting the following from the web. I take no edit as to the content or seek any personal gain from posting the content at Rational Nation USA.

Mysteriously the video on YouTube is no longer available. Could it be political forces behind the s cences had influence on the decision to pull the video?

Following is the post at Hot Air.

Congressman Jim Obertar (D-MN) wants to amend the Clean Water Act after almost 40 years by removing the word “navigable” when limiting federal jurisdiction. Stephen Hayes, Mara Liasson, Charles Krauthammer, and Bret Baier debate whether Oberstar’s measure would simply solidify current federal authority, or eliminate every last vestige of federalism and state sovereignty:

This could be an even larger threat to private property and federalism than the EPA’s decision to classify carbon dioxide as a pollutant. The original act specified “navigable” waters as the definition of the limitation for the Interstate Commerce Clause, a reasonable if somewhat still wide parameter. Eliminating that condition would put any body of water, no matter how small, under the authority of Washington — as well as the lands adjacent to it.

In Minnesota, which sends Oberstar to Congress, that would be just about every square inch of the state. Maybe his constituents need to consider that carefully before sending him back in 2011.

Rational Nation USA shall leave it to you, the readership to decide. Any and all comments are welcome.

Via: Memeorandum 


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