Law professor Robert Natelson wrote that because Congress has stretched its definition of “commerce” so far beyond that originally intended by the founders, “it is up to the people to recall the federal government to its constitutional limits.” Known as the “Commerce power,” Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution says that “the Congress shall have Power … to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several states.”

TexasFred, a conservative blogger, reports that West Tawakoni Mayor Pete Yoho has fired Officer Johnny Beckett from the city’s police department and also suspended for ten days without pay Police Chief Jack Schultz, after which he will be terminated. The offense alleged is that the two officers belong the Tawakoni Area Tea Party. West Tawakoni is a small town in eastern Texas with a population of about 1,500 people. In Hunt County, where West Tawakoni is located, Barack Obama received less than 30 percent of the vote in the 2008 general election, about the same percentage that John Kerry received in the 2004 general election, and a little less than the 32 percent of the vote which Al Gore received in the 2000 election.

Planned Parenthood has entered into the campaign arena against Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon, a former professional wrestling executive, by contacting 10,000 female Connecticut Independents via mail. The mailers assert, “Linda McMahon is an out-of-touch millionaire who made her fortune from sex, violence, and exploitation of women.”

The ideologically motivated termination of Juan Williams by National Public Radio has drawn ire from many Americans. Government-owned, government-sponsored, and government-regulated media will almost always create an inclination to genuflect to the opinions of those who run government — which will over time blossom into full-blown kowtows to the powers of state. What has happened to Juan Williams is simply one example of what Americans see in PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

President Barack Obama made a quick trip to Rhode Island on October 25 for some campaign-related events. The five hours he spent there were not without some controversy.

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