The DC Court of Appeals in it's recent decision intentionally ignored founding intent when issuing it's ruling:
From the Decisions itself:
Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. This all goes back to FDR and his (*)(*)(*)(*)ing socialist administration. FDR was as scummy tryant who inflicted on this nation a tyranny as grave and evil as the one inflicted on the Venezuelan people by Hugo Chavez. President for life FDR was a socialist scumbag, and we can look directly to him and the commies that infiltrated his administration and Government for a short while and left the precedent necessary for this. A precedent so cruel and tyrannical that said it could force a man with no money to afford food on the open market to none the less purchase that food on the market rather than grow his own.We look first to the text of the Constitution. Article I, § 8,
cl. 3, states: “The Congress shall have Power . . . To regulate
Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States,
and with the Indian Tribes.” (emphasis added). At the time the
Constitution was fashioned, to “regulate” meant, as it does now,
“[t]o adjust by rule or method,” as well as “[t]o direct.”27 To
“direct,” in turn, included “[t]o prescribe certain measure[s]; to
mark out a certain course,” and “[t]o order; to command.”28 In
other words, to “regulate” can mean to require action, and
nothing in the definition appears to limit that power only to
those already active in relation to an interstate market. Nor was
the term “commerce” limited to only existing commerce. There
is therefore no textual support for appellants’ argument. So we
turn to Supreme Court decisions.
The Framers, in using the term “commerce among the
states,” obviously intended to make a distinction between
interstate and local commerce, but Supreme Court jurisprudence
over the last century has largely eroded that distinction.
Well, the Roberts Court is notoriously originalist, let us hope and pray they they won't toss the American People and our freedom under the bus when the Supreme Court rules next year based on an extorted decision of a threatened Supreme Court.
What kind of Country that calls itself "free" tells a man with no money to purchase food that his civic duty is to starve to death rather than grow his own food? Does that sound free to you?
This country in those days was a socialist dictatorship every bit as tyrannical as Joe Stalin's and Hitler's. That dark shady past should be clearly broken with, if not by court action, then by Congressional Action in the future under a properly patriotic and freedom loving Republican Congress.
If there is a hell, I hope that crippled commie we called a President is burning in it!