I am so sick of people saying, for health care or occupational safety or, I don’t know, protecting the environment, defining marriage, whatevs: “You can’t do that, it’s unconstitutional. It’s not a government function.” Or, “It’s not a federal function.”
So freakin’ what? We can’t redefine this stuff?
The restrictions on the federal government in the Bill of Rights were restrictions on the *federal *government, not all government. But in time unrestrained state governments became undesirable, so we got the 14th Amendment. But it goes both ways. The states are now restricted somewhat, but the federal government is expanded in power as well.
In any case, the Constitution is not & never was perfect. It was enormously flawed at the time, it’s still somewhat flawed. It’s not the Law of God. It can be changed.
OK, you say, propose an amendment. Believe me, I would love to. And you know what I would hear most times?
“Oh, no, I don’t think the Constitution needs to be changed for that.” “Well, it’s a neat idea, but I don’t see why you need to change the Constitution.”
IT’S NOT THE FRIGGIN’ BIBLE!!!