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  •  Actually, the idea that commerce (1+ / 0-)
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    means intercourse, is a textualist argument (some would say originalist even here, but I find that a category largely without much analytic content.) I think the modern idea that commerce means business was not how the text was understood at the time it was adopted.  

    Regardless, a liberal reading isn't the same as 'reading into the text what ever one likes.'  Saying the Constitution imposes limits which ought to respected does not mean adopting conservative so called originalist ideas. I find it odd to talk about the necessity for acting without regard for the Constitution when both the president on his own as well as Congress as both failing to use the tools they have and actively embracing policies that will increase unemployment.

    Politics is the art of the possible, but that means you have to think about changing what is possible, not that you have to accept it in perpetuity.

    by David Kaib on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 07:53:31 PM PDT

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