Saturday, June 23, 2007

Overreaching Authority

Can someone please show me in the Constitution where Congress can dictate to car manufacturers what fuel standards they can produce? Get ready for higher car prices if this passes...and you thought the Dems help the lower class...NOT!

4 comments:

crummywatertowr said...

Wouldn't that fall under the necessary and proper clause? I'm not taking sides because I haven't studied the issue so I'll leave it up to the courts for constitutionality. I just know that the only real fuel emissions around at the time of the writing of the constitution was horse flatulence. The N&P clause was created because they were smart enough to know there was more in heaven and earth than that was dreamed of in their philosophy.

Cajun Tiger said...

That would be a huge stretch of the original intent of that clause.

crummywatertowr said...

How? We don't let the market determine everything, especially when it comes to the safety of the consumer (think the FDA, EPA). Now, disagree with it but let's do it the right way by either writing congressmen to disagree with it, writing the president to veto it, or joining an organization that challenges it and gets it overturned. The N&P was created to deal with future issues that didn't exist. The above checks were created to stop bad ones from getting through. I personally think the market will start moving toward higher emmissions. Advertising isn't the only reason why toyota is doing well.

Cajun Tiger said...

And what exactly is the safety issue that higher emmisions will save the nation from that is so vital for us to get 10 more miles per gallon that we have to mandate it by Congressional decree? None that I can see. In fact, there are studies that show as miles per gallon go up, safety actually goes down, especially when government mandates outpace technology.