[QUOTE=bitonti;4254958]in the first sentence of your post congress passed a law. that means the people were represented.[/quote]
Yes. The same way we were represnted by our elected leaders in the Obamacare Legislation. I have no disagreement there.
[QUOTE]would I support it? no because the rate of solar power technology is increasing such that in 10 years it might be vastly cheaper.[/QUOTE]
Scientific consensus says we cannot and should not wait ten years, the future of our planet may well be decided upon before then at current rates.
Like the healthcare mandate, which was described as an emergency, teh environemnt has widely been described as an entreme emergency in terms of the need for immediate action.
[quote]but the scenario you paint would be legal and democratic.[/QUOTE]
So you're in agreement, that the power of congress to mandate any and all commerce upon the citizenry has no effective legal/constitutional limitation beyond being voted on and passed by congress itself then.
[QUOTE=long island leprechaun;4254963]What would they do in Denmark? ;)[/QUOTE]
I don't know honestly. So save me the google-time and tell us. But note, Denmark does not operate under the U.S. Constitution, hence what may be legal there may not be legal here. Not saying it is or is't, just pointing out that fact. We're not One-World Govt. just yet.