One swallow

posted by
December 25, 2010
A Passion for Liberty
Posted in Commentary

"I have always been an opponent of preemptive petty tyrannies of government regulations, the sort that force people to follow certain standards of professional conduct, including manufacture, regardless of whether or not they have deserved to be coerced. In the criminal law such prior restraint is seriously frowned upon but in administrative law it is not, mainly because of two legal notions. These are the police power -- a feudal relic if there ever was one -- and the arguably distorted provision of the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, the interstate commerce clause." (12/24/10)  


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