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Our federal government is too big, spends too much, taxes too much and continually flaunts its power not only internationally but in the face of its own people. If there was one thing that would better our economically failing, federally overbearing country it would be to re-write Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the constitution. Originally the Commerce clause was interpreted only to limiting state legislation that discriminated against interstate commerce. Then during the term of president Roosevelt, he coerced the court threatening to add more justices and 'court packing' the court to his favor when they decided against virtually ever part of his 'new deal'. This 'the switch in time that saved nine' was the beginning of the downfall of the limited powers of the Commerce Clause. Shortly thereafter we have Wickard v. Filburn which is the decision that recognized the unlimited power of the federal government to regulate any seemingly economic activity. I suggest that we re-write Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the constitution which currently simply reads "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;" and shorten it to "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and with the Indian Tribes;". Thus taking away the Federal Governments power to regulate Commerce among the several states.

Letter to
Limit the Federal Governments power and give it back to the US States.
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
and 1 other
President of the United States
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Limit the Federal Governments power and give it back to the US States..

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Amend the Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the US Constitution

Our federal government is too big, spends too much, taxes too much and continually flaunts its power not only internationally but in the face of its own people. If there was one thing that would better our economically failing, federally overbearing country it would be to re-write Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the constitution. Originally the Commerce clause was interpreted only to limiting state legislation that discriminated against interstate commerce. Then during the term of president Roosevelt, he coerced the court threatening to add more justices and 'court packing' the court to his favor when they decided against virtually ever part of his 'new deal'. This 'the switch in time that saved nine' was the beginning of the downfall of the limited powers of the Commerce Clause. Shortly thereafter we have Wickard v. Filburn which is the decision that recognized the unlimited power of the federal government to regulate any seemingly economic activity. I suggest that we re-write Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the constitution which currently simply reads "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;" and shorten it to "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and with the Indian Tribes;". Thus taking away the Federal Governments power to regulate Commerce among the several states.

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Sincerely,