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  •  I think you're projecting things onto the rule ... (0+ / 0-)

    ... of law that aren't part if it.

    A lot of law, in the Constitution, legislative enactments and the "common law" created and applied by judicial decisions does not presume the goodness of individuals. (I think many of our laws "presume" to the contrary, but that's a separate set of arguments.)

    "All laws" telling individuals to "do this and that -- are inappropriate." Really? Sounds to me like that approach defies the rule of law, not interprets it. Take a basic law principle: "So use your property as not to do harm to the property of another." That's one of the enduring principles of law, and it would be unnecessary and probably unfair if the law presumed everyone was good.

    As for commerce, yes, it can constitutionally be regulated by states and the federal government. But we have centuries of hassles in every courthouse in the land about what is proper regulation.

    2014 is HERE. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 09:56:38 AM PDT

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