A state legislator here in Virginia has proposed a sweeping new law that would go farther than any previous effort to rein in Congress’ abuse of the Commerce Clause in the Constitution. Other states have passed laws specifically declaring firearms made and sold within the state to be beyond the reach of the federal government. Delegate Mark Cole, however, has taken it a step further, applying the same principle to all products made and sold within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In other news, in the face of increased attacks by Muslim zealots, Christians in Baghdad are beginning to flee the city and take refuge in Kurdistan. Meanwhile, researchers in the UK report that human rights laws imposed by the EU cost the country an estimated £2 billion per annum.
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