Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Ongoing Depression Now Has Its Smoot-Hawley Tariff

The Jackasses have just made our financial/economic problems exponentially worse.

That is, unless we get redress from the judiciary. There is ample reason to justify such redress: How is it that Congress has the power to compel citizens to buy a particular good or service while compelling other citizens to sell it to them at a loss? If this doesn't violate the Tenth Amendment, just what would? What, exactly, is the point of the Tenth Amendment if no obvious violations of it can ever be admitted to exist? What protections does it afford if it can never actually result in nullification of Congressional action?

1 comment:

IlĂ­on said...

Part of the problem is that we've got into the mindset of letting the supreme court [I intentionally didn't capitalize that] -- which is itself the most minor branch of the Federal government -- decide which acts of the two branches with actual authority and power are or are not Constitutional.

It is *supposed* to be The People and the States who sit in judgment on Congress.

The word verification for this post is "punts" ... fitting, since we, The People, have been punting for a good century.