Thursday, April 24, 2008
But Wait. Beth Harwell Told Us That When Tennessee Regulates International Commerce, It Usurps Federal Authority
According to Stateline, Tennessee is in a list of 20 states that has jumped ahead of the federal government by banning one or more toxins in toys that are sold in the state. A Tennessee Republican has already equated toy regulation not with states' rights, but with usurpation. The logic is flawed in that deferring to a government run by Bush Republicans and tail-between-the-legs Democrats means that toxic toys would never be regulated at any level.