Last week, a House committee approved an amendment proposed by Representative Steve King from Iowa. The amendment would prevent states from banning the sale of agriculture products from other states that don’t meet their standards for food production.Just pass a law preventing the USDA/FDA from adopting adopting this latest CA insanity.
For example, California’s new egg law, which goes into effect in 2015, requires that chickens be kept in certain types of cages when they lay eggs. If the eggs come from chickens kept in smaller cages in other states, they can’t be sold in California. And that would obviously affect the price of eggs.
That’s where Representative King yells foul (or fowl).
“The Constitution of the United States reserves the regulation of interstate commerce to the Congress, not the states,” said King in a statement, alluding to the Commerce Clause in Article I of the Constitution. “By 2015, California will allow only eggs to be sold from hens housed in cages specified by California. The impact of their large market would compel producers in other states to invest billions to meet the California standard of ‘means of production.’”
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Which came first: The chicken, the egg or the 10th Amendment?
Now it's getting the national attention it deserves. I don't think this is a 10th amendment issue. It's an isue of shear stupidity and idiocy and whether or not the rest of the USA is going to be dragged into the California cauldron of Leftist anti-freedom, pro-death ideology.