1. The Commerce Clause


    from Greg Stuessel / Added

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    The Commerce Clause, one of the 3 so called "loopholes" of the Constitution. This has been the way the federal government has "discovered" new founts of power it never knew it had. Thomas Jefferson laid bare this trick that the power hungry rationalizers of increased federal power use to justify this increase when he commented on an 1800 proposal to incorporate a copper mining company (something clearly only in the states domain): "Congress are authorized to defend the nation. Ships are necessary for defence; copper is necessary for ships; mines are necessary for copper; a company necessary to work the mines; and who can doubt the reasoning who has ever played at "This is the House that Jack Built". Despite what many in the political arena tell us, the Commerce Clause of the Constitution DOES NOT authorize the federal government to take everything under the umbrella of commerce and micro-manage it. Our monthly presentation focused on this clause of the Constitution and showed EXACTLY what the founders said and what their intent was when the Constitution was ratified. If you would like to learn about other topics, please visit us at: www.smellthefreedom.org

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    • Gibbons vs. Ogden


      from Nelson Cutter / Added

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      This video is about Gibbons vs. Ogden and the expansion of power of the federal government by means of the interstate commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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      • We the People Rising Up pt. 1


        from cheryle easter / Added

        Guest speaker Thomas Linzey, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, gives a back history of the Community Rights movement and it's origination, defining what is wrong with corporate personhood, the commerce clause and Dillon's Rule and providing guides to an overall solution to fixing the problem. Event sponsored by Community Rights Lane County in Eugene and the Oregon Community Rights Network (OCRN). Find out more, CELDF.org, CommunityRightsPDX, CommunityRightsLaneCounty.org, BentonCCRC.org

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        • We the People Rising Up pt II


          from cheryle easter / Added

          Updates from Ann Kneeland of Community Rights Lane County, Audrey Moore from Josephine County, Freedom From Pesticides Alliance and Clint Lindsey, Benton County Community Rights Coalition At the We the People Rise Up gathering in Eugene. Keynote, Thomas Linzey,from Community Environmental Legal Defemse Fund (CELDF.org).

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          • Andrew Kent on SCOTUS Ruling on Obamacare


            from Fordham Law School / Added

            Fordham Law Professor Andrew Kent appeared on the July 1, 2012, broadcast of The Debrief with David Ushery on NBC TV in New York. Professor Kent discussed the Supreme Court's ruling on Obamacare.

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            • The Past 100 Years of the Commerce Clause


              from Philip Miles / Added

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              Part I - Pre-1937 (0:00) Part II - 1937, The "Switch in Time" (7:48) Part III - 1937-Present, Wickard to "Obamacare" (12:15) A brief overview of Supreme Court cases analyzing the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause. Early cases took a very narrow view of Congress's power to regulate the employment relationship. Starting in 1937, the Supreme Court interpreted the Commerce Clause broadly, allowing Congress to regulate just about any economic activity.

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