By Nathan Tucker
The long, slow death of federalism is nearly complete. While perhaps an enthusiasm boost for the GOP heading into the November election, the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision is yet another nail in the coffin of a federal government of limited, enumerated powers. Since the Constitution has become all but a dead letter, it is time to empower the States against an unrestrained centralized government.
While a majority of the Court held that the Constitution’s Commerce Clause did not authorize the individual mandate for individuals not currently in a commercial market, only Justice Thomas was willing to overturn any of the Court’s existing caselaw that gives Congress extensive powers never imagined by the Founding Generation.