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RE: Federal building code future

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cain, William [mailto:bcain(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Monday, September 13, 1999 2:30 PM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
> Subject: RE: Federal building code future
> Section 8. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect
> taxes, duties,
> imposts and excises, to
> pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general
> welfare of the
> United States;  [Emphasis added]...
> The 10th amendment does not cover any powers specifically granted.

That was (supposed to be) the beauty of it. The courts have begun to turn
back this tide, of the legislative branch, e.g., trying to claim that
everything it does is providing for the "general welfare," esp. as regards
"interstate commerce."

The fact is that the right to regulate the building codes of every state and
locality in the nation has not been specifically enumerated to the Federal
government nor any branch thereof, by the constitution of the U.S. The
courts are beginning to recognize this.