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I would respectfully disagree.  Interstate commerce has been incorrectly
used to justify virtually everything somebody wants the federal government
to control.

And I will endeavor to let that be my last comment on this particular thread
(at least on this list).

M. David Finley, P.E.
3810 South First Street - Suite 7
Lake City, FL  32025
386-752-6400

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Subject: Re: ADA (was Re: Building Codes on-line)


> >Actually, the idea is not that the government should not be involved in
most
> >of the things you brought up, it is the recognizition that it is not the
> >role of the FEDERAL government according to the U.S. Constitution.
> Most of the things I listed involve interstate conmmerce, which is part
> of the federal government's role. The boiler code in particular evolved
> because of problems with getting equipment manufactured in one
> jurisdiction licenced for use in another. Actually uilding codes are
> pretty much based on the same document which is national in scope. State
> and local jurisdictions work fine in pressure vessel safety, one of the
> reasons being that there's a single national code which states generally
> adopt as a whole. No reason that building codes shouldn't work the same
> way.
>
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