Individual Mandate for Cabernet Sauvignon?

Julia Shaw /

What a difference a few hundred years makes. Throughout most of American history, barriers to commerce were imposed at the state level. States would engage in protectionism by imposing tariffs on other states goods, thereby restricting trade opportunities between the states. In the Constitution, the framers give Congress the power to promote commerce between the states by lifting any restrictions placed upon it. Now, Congress itself creates legislation that hinders commerce.  (more…)