July 13, 2015

YOU HIRED THE MONEY:

If You Take the King's Shilling... (John Steele Gordon, 07.13.2015, Commentary)

[L]ast week, Investor's Business Daily wrote about a sweeping new mandate from the Obama administration that will require cities and counties across the country to conform their zoning codes to what the Department of Housing and Urban Development thinks is a good idea. That idea is a social engineering scheme of monumental proportions.

Since the Constitution, in which the sovereign states gave the federal government certain, limited powers, is utterly silent on the subject of both education and zoning (zoning codes date back only to 1916), what gives the federal government the power to closely regulate both higher education and local zoning? The answer, of course, is money: If you take the king's shilling, you become the king's man.

Posted by at July 13, 2015 4:46 PM
  

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