A Government That Can Force You to Buy Health Insurance Can Do Anything, 1 [McGehee]
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants Congress to add to Washington’s non-existent police powers.
Tough federal legislation is the only way to deal with what he called a “national epidemic,” he said at a distracted-driving summit in San Antonio, Texas, that drew doctors, advocates and government officials.
LaHood said it is important for the police to have “the opportunity to write tickets when people are foolishly thinking they can drive safely or use a cell phone and text and drive.”
LaHood has previously criticized behind-the-wheel use of cell phones and other devices, but calling for a federal law prohibiting the practice takes his effort to a new level.
A level that formalizes the Ninth Amendment’s increasingly de facto status as a dead letter. Given their way, the Obamarrhoids would relegate the states to the status of provinces (and I don’t mean in the Canadian, we-have-states-too-we-just-don’t-call-them-that fashion).
…a republic, if we could have kept it.