I downloaded the decision by Senior United States District Judge Roger Vinson. It's 78 pages of federalist paper, constitution greatness. He sited previous supreme court decisions and explained his reasoning very well. It was not only informative but an education as well. If you have kids it would be a great idea to maybe read it to them and have them go over it with you. He basically said that the Federal Government is to promote equal and fair trade between the states so that one state does not gain an advantage over another. For example if Pennsylvania has a trade agreement with New Jersey, and New Jersey charges a tariff on the incoming goods from Pennsylvania the state of Pennsylvania is at a disadvantage. The Federal Government can step in and prevent New Jersey form charging a unreasonable sum or may order the removal of the tariff altogether. This is a form of taxation without representation. This is what our form of government is built to prevent. The Federal Government cannot order anyone to buy anything based on this principle. The Judge uses other examples in his decision and follows up with references to the Federalist papers, previous Supreme Court cases, and last but not least the constitution. I recommend everyone read his decision.
I also heard that the Republicans we elected into the House of Representatives voted to pass the Waxmann bill on Cap & Trade. I hope this is not true. All our efforts in getting them elected and they go and pass a job killing measure such as this. Especially when the intelligent state of California has passed their form of this already, and that legislation is failing miserably. We have to be vigilant people. I hope the senate Republicans will know better and stop this before it gets to President Obama to sign, AND HE WILL SIGN THE THING.