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Just out of curiosity (I have no stake in this question):

Why do people get so upset when the federal government assumes some
power but do not seem to care if the state assumes it?

I am ignoring the constitutional issues, unless you claim to support the
position that it would all be ok with you if it was in the constitution,
you only object b/c it is not (an I agree this is a valid position).

Eric Green
- Seeking the truth

-----Original Message-----
From: M. David Finley, P.E. [mailto:pec(--nospam--at)isgroup.net] 
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2002 2:48 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
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.

The powers granted to the federal government are very limited.  The rest
are
reserved for the STATES.

I have no objection to (and in fact support) state building codes.

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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Wright" <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
To: "SEAOC Newsletter" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2002 1:04 PM
Subject: RE: ADA (was Re: Building Codes on-line)


> >And, in the same line of thinking, I suppose that you advocate doing
away
> >with building codes also?
> I think you've hit it, Roger. Building codes and engineering laws
stifle
> creativity. With the free market at work instead of the socialistic
> boiler code, power plants and refineries would be as interesting to
watch
> as, say, the Sultana sinking. While we're at it let make SEC
compliance
> voluntary so all those wonderful money machines like World Com and
Enron
> can keep stimulating the economy.
>
> Um... wait...bad example.
>
> Well, how about campaign finance laws--we can make compliance
voluntary
> so our politicians have ready-made financing from outfits like ADM and
> Tyco who certainly know better than the electorate what they actually
> need from a law.
>
> Uh...maybe that's not so good either...
>
> OK, booze--that's a good area for voluntary compliance. Surely people
who
> have been drinking all their lives know more about their ability to
drive
> after a couple of beers (that's all they usually have, anyway)than
some
> damn nosy parker cop. And while we're at it make all traffic laws
> voluntary--government has no business standing in the way of type A
> nutcakes who like to drive faster than everyone else.
>
> OK..that one needs work, too...
>
> Anyway, here's the general principle--anything that might be
inconvenient
> gets made voluntary so any schlockmeister who craves a fast buck won't
> have to worry about being held accountable when his rotten judgement
> kills someone.
>
> (Damn--and I was going to stay out of this thread as a demonstration
of
> the spiritual value of ignoring crazy talk. Maybe next time.)
>
> Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
> chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
> ___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
> http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw
>
>
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