Tuesday, April 23, 2002
I forgot to finish my thought on federalism: However, given the state of the Commerce Clause, we should not be afraid to enact a mere law to ban cloning simply because a proper constitutional scheme would not allow it. There are so many trivial laws proposed and passed based on Commerce Clause authority, that it would be an abdication to not enact an important bill because of theoretical objections. The federalism objection --while fair, given the conservative position on the issue -- is really just a weapon wielded by cloning proponents to put anti-cloners off balance. It should be given a respectful nod and brief response, followed by extended anti-cloning rhetoric.