from a reddit comment, by me:
Actually, there’s a clause in the Constitution that explicitly allows regulation by the federal government of interstate commerce, and it’s generally known (for obvious reasons) as the “interstate commerce clause”. That clause is responsible for more abuse of rights and liberties than almost anything else in the Constitution. It makes the eminent domain clause look positively harmless by comparison, for instance. The Supreme Court has upheld almost every single interstate commerce clause justification for an abuse of the citizenry that has come across its bench.
The interstate commerce clause needs to be drug out in the street and shotted fulla holes, then maybe run over six or eight times, before finally being kicked and cremated, and the ashes used to make toilet paper.
Maybe next time I won’t hold back so much.