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Monday, 06 June 2005

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Mustang Bobby

Re: Clarence Thomas -- even a broken clock is right twice a day...

Michael

True. And I'm very suspicious of his motives for saying what he did in his dissent. (My suspicion is that it has more to do with his desire to advance a school of constitutional interpretation that severely limits the ability of the federal government to regulate anything than it had to do with the government's huge overreach in the instant case.) But, doggone it, when the man reaches the right conclusion, I'll agree with him--no matter how much it sticks in my craw.

M. Simon

Thomas came to his conclusion on Constitutional interpretation up til the 1870s.

At that point "progressives" got one by the court. Wickard was based on that 1870s decision.

I think Thomas is correct with sticking with the law as written. Once you make the law "elastic" no person is safe from government.

The general rule is. The more you use government to make you safe the less safe you are from government.

We need balance to be sure. In my opinion it has gone too far in the direction of government.

I think for you gentlemen to get the proper flavor of this you should read Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom". He explains that the Nazis needed the war and slave labor because they had stole as much of the productive capacity of Germany as they could in an effort to effect their socialist dreams.

But not to worry. If you like socialism there is no more socialist program in America than the Government's Cocaine Price Support and Gang Finance Program. It has all the features of end state socialism.

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