Comment: Actually, the word regulate

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Actually, the word regulate

Actually, the word regulate in the 18th century carried the meaning "to make regular", meaning that it would be a regular thing for states and communities to have militias.

Thus the interstate commerce clause "to regulate inter-state commerce" meant to make commerce between the states regular, i.e. North Carolina could not pass a law making goods from Virginia illegal.

It is not hard to see why people have fought to change the meaning of that word.