Question by Guadalupe: How has the Supreme Court’s interpretation of federalism changed over time?
How has the Supreme Court’s interpretation of federalism changed over time? and most importantly Did this affect policy issues like slavery or immigration??
Answer by KarenL
Yes, the Court affirmed Federalism and States Rights and Limited Federal Powers from the Founding until the Income Tax Amendment, then some cases were allowed to be controlled by the Federal powers. It was not until FDR when the Court toss out a number of overreaching cases that FDR fought back with a threat of Packing the Court with 4 more rubber stamps. The then court kowtowed and started to endorse Federal Power.Thanks to Scalia and Thomas, the pendulum started to swing back. But unless and until the American Public demand smaller federal government and limits federal power (both governing and spending) our country’s future is in doubt.The FCC and the FTA are seeking control over the internet and to be able to identify each individual via a mandatory Federal net ID for each user. O B A M A spells CONTROL. Thanks to the RINO in 2008 and the Democrats all medical records are being coded (often in China) so that the likes of Bill Clinton can know when your last PAP test was and its results. Age of menarche will be available for all to see. Your doctor will have no ability to stop your records from going federal [Read the TARP bill for Electronic Medical Records.]
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