We found the above interview to be telling. The constitution was initially designed to protect individual freedoms — your innate (God Given, many argue) right to your body, the fruits your labor (e.g., you’re not a slave in any portion to man or state), and the rights to the fruits of past labor (in essence, you’re protected against after-the-fact slavery, protected from those who make noble arguments that stealing your property after you’ve earned it is nobler than simply stealing at the time you’re earning it as in true slavery, when functionally these acts are not different).
When it comes to regulating your life and all the goings on in this once great nation, the meddlers in support of big government have created a gigantic hole in the Constitution, carved carefully through an initially tiny hole in the commerce clause; one that has since been pushed so far open that violations to personal liberty are disregarded as if the constitution never existed, so long as the political enablers of such violations can somehow define said violation as covered by the commerce clause.
That said, in this video above the recent supreme court nominee, Kagan, seems to find no fault in driving the Titanic through this liberty stealing hole in the constitution: the government has the authority to tell you what you must eat.
Funny how neither major party will object to her nomination when push comes to shove. That’s because both generally love all the power that the commerce clause allows them to consolidate in Washington D.C. for their own purposes, largely to ply one voting base against another. It is a politician’s lifeblood, and both D’s and R’s would rather trade away your freedoms than stem the bleeding and shrink the power grab.
As for blame, you need only look in the mirror: They know that you — as a D or R voter — you can’t bear to give up the goodies you get at the expense of your fellow country man, funded by those other citizens’ wealth, production, liberty — funded at the expense of their basic, innate rights. Politicians know your lust to have the reigns of power in the hands of your team –for at least a little while, where government pushes your agenda when your candidate wins, is a reasonable trade-off you’ll gladly accept while watching your own liberties and rights erode when the other party is in power — or when they both collude together and screw the little guy, as the dirty truth tends to be when you really see what’s beneath well-sounding legislation that is purported to benefit you.
If you’re tired of this arrangement, it’s time to start voting like you mean business in protecting not just yourself from the giant, increasingly dangerous Big Government. It’s time to vote for liberty for one and all, and it all starts locally.