Where are those things?

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson—former President

I spent some time today rereading the Constitution trying to find the sections allowing the federal government to dictate how much sugar or salt I can consume. While I was at it, I looked for the sections covering abortion, obesity, medical care, or insurance coverage.

I have returned to my original contention: it takes a lawyer, Constitutional scholar, or an activist to contort this simple document enough to drag these things from where they do not exist. At their best, they fall under state control . . . or better yet, they revert to “We the People”; just as it says in the 10th Amendment.

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