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Congress is trying to legislate the college football national championship

Hard to believe.

"A House subcommittee approved legislation Wednesday aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine a national champion, over the objections of some lawmakers who said Congress had more pressing matters on its plate.

The bill, which faces long odds of becoming law, would ban the promotion of a postseason NCAA Division I football game as a national championship unless that title contest is the result of a playoff. The measure passed by voice vote in a House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee, with one audible “no,” from Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga."

Only 1 no? What the hell is going on up there. They are totally brain dead.

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We can only hope congress wastes its time this way

Considering how much money congress spends on colleges and universities who participate in NCAA football, on what grounds could the colleges and universities defy the constraints placed upon them by congress? If this legislation causes people to increase their contempt of congress and the federal government, or to reconsider the benefits, franchises, and licenses offered by congress, then this is possibly the best use of congress's time. I would rather congress undermine itself than it cause greater destruction to the liberties of those who have not engaged in governmental franchise and benefit programs, or further the destruction of innocent lives around the world.


people will probably applaud this

one of the biggest complaint people have in the south is that our schools are the best at football and we can not show it off because there is no playoff system.

Good point, but...

Good point. We are much better if they spend time arguing about this meaningless crap and less time passing $1 trillion spending bills, but the minute we say that Congress has the right to regulate everything is subsidizes, we are doomed. We are probably already there. Virtually everyone is subsidized by the state in some way...everyone over 65 is on Medicare for example. Does that mean that anyone on Medicare has no right to defy efforts to regulate their behavior or habits or anything else that might effect their health care?

The Congressman who sponsored the legislation made a speech last month about health care saying that "I choose freedom" and "we believe in choice and the free enterprise system", and now he does this.

Shaq, the Supreme Court has said this too.

The supreme court concurs:

"It is hardly lack of due process for the Government to regulate that which it subsidizes."

WICKARD v. FILBURN, 317 U.S. 111 (1942)

See the following excellent article:

Of course I recommend all to eliminate their involvement in governmental licenses, franchises and "benefits." To this end, I have found the path to freedom the most consistent and coherent course of action.