The absurd claim: "I think that there are very few constitutional limits that would prevent the federal government from rules that could affect your private life."
-Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif.
The rebuttal: “Congress is subject to checks and balances by other branches of government, as well as to specific constitutional limits. The First Amendment, for example, says ‘Congress shall make no law’ on freedom of religion, speech, assembly and petition. The Second Amendment protects ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms.’ The 10th Amendment says all powers not specifically enumerated for the federal government ‘are reserved to the states, or to the people.’ Washington politicians like Stark should get familiar with the founding documents, particularly this radical Constitution whose present advocates among his constituents make him so uncomfortable. After all, every two years for the past nearly four decades, he has taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution, vowing to bear ‘true faith and allegiance to the same.’”
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/No_-congressman_-government-does-have-limits-1006729-99796219.html#ixzz0yOd85S00