Monday, August 02, 2010

Needed: Civics Lessons for Elected Officials

Flatcap has posted a youtube video on Government Against the People underscoring a dangerous delusion about the Federal government. This 'urban legend' of unlimited Federal power has spun out of hand. How long will we let this blatant abuse continue?

Lay aside for the moment your feelings about healthcare. This is a question about Federal authority. The questioner—who talks like a Libertarian—bravely asserts that there are Constitutional limits to Federal power. Representative Pete Stark claims the Federal government “can do most anything in this country.” The people understandably jeer at this remark.