Bronco (or is that Snappy2Stroke) did clarify for which thanks.
I got tired of my made up screen name and decided to go with the name that all my close friends call me.
Anyway thanks for the clarification. I'd always though of the US Constitution as being like 'founding principles' for the running of a nation, not the sort of thing that you bring up over retail sales legislation.
Funny you should say that. The US Constitution gives the congress the right to regulate interstate commerce. So, if it involves a product that is made in one state and is transported across state lines for sales, bingo, congress can latch onto it, regulate it, tax it, etc. This also provides the legislature with the foundation required to write some pretty far reaching laws that will pass constitutional muster.
I believe that the US Constitution was written to be above every US citizen (a rule of law vs a rule by the aristocracy) and it was supposed to be very difficult to change. Less and less people in the states take the time to understand just how our government is supposed to work. Nowadays many people believe that our government is a true democracy when it really isn't and was never intended to be one. Very sad.
- The poster formerly known as Snappy2Stroke
-edit for clarityThis comment was edited on Jun 23, 21:00.