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The Discussion Of The Word Regulate

also pertains to the commerce clause. Just think of the harm done by the additional meaning ("to restrict") that this word developed in American English.

Now everyone can point to the commerce clause and contend that it gives the Congress power to restrict commerce, when the intention of the founders was no doubt to facilitate commerce. (According to Tom Woods, the purpose was to establish free trade within the nation's borders.)

I'd heard Judge Nap assert that to the founders the word regulate meant "to keep regular" but I never fully got it before reading this piece.

Has anyone read the book "Send In The Waco Killers?"

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