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#1 Happy Panther

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:07 AM

Where does the constitution give the government authority to tell me what kind of light bulb i can use?

#2 cookinwithgas

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:10 AM

Same place where it says:

that you have to use child safety seats in a car

that medications need information labels

that food needs nutrition labels

that the airline industry needs to inspect their planes


shall I go on

#3 Epistaxis

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:13 AM

meh

The gubmint always knows best.

Until they fug up and change their mind, with you and me footing the bill.

#4 g5jamz

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:14 AM

prochoice only exists to snub out unwanted babies... duh

#5 Jangler

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:43 AM

The same place that told you to have a digital TV.

Edited by Jangler, 22 March 2011 - 10:52 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:46 AM

Where does the constitution give the government authority to tell me what kind of light bulb i can use?

Article I, Section 8, Clause 3:
[The Congress shall have Power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes;

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:47 AM

commerce clause is getting all kinds of exercise these days.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:51 AM

So if a state wanted to allow companies to produce and use light bulbs within its own borders, the commerce clause is irrelevant, right? Right?

Edited by cptx, 22 March 2011 - 10:53 AM.


#9 Happy Panther

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:55 AM

I think so, see this:

South Carolina Incandescent Light Bulb Freedom Act

http://www.foxnews.c...ndescent-bulbs/

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:56 AM

So if a state wanted to allow companies to produce and use light bulbs within its own borders, the commerce clause is irrelevant, right? Right?


Just nullify it!

#11 cookinwithgas

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:44 AM

If South Carolina suddenly had to make their own light bulbs, well, the candle industry there would go through the roof.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:47 AM

List of famous inventors from South Carolina

South Carolina Inventors
Joseph H. Burckhalter - Charles Townes Maser - Ernest Just Egg Fertilization - George Murray Cotton chopper - Simons and Rundell mass manufacture of imitation mineral waters

#13 cookinwithgas

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:48 AM

And the maser guy apparently left South Carolina as soon as he could - even went to Duke to escape.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:52 AM

Article I, Section 8, Clause 3:
[The Congress shall have Power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes;


Hmmm, I wonder how that worked out for the Injuns.

FWIW, I think the Energy Lobby is too strong to allow CFC's to take over.....

#15 Happy Panther

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:56 AM

If you can stick around to the end this is pretty funny




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