What a Conservative Congress Might Compel Citizens To Do
On the Main Feed, Peter Robinson cites sentences from the SCOTUS dissent that raise the question of what limits Congress now has on the power to coerce. "Congress already possesses expansive power to regulate what people do. Upholding the Affordable Care Act under the Commerce Clause would give Congress the same license to regulate what people do not do."
So, I'd like to pose the question: What sorts of coercion -- regulating what people do not do -- might a conservative Congress enact, if it wished, that would make liberals regret their celebration of this expansion of power? How about these? Congress requires that you...
- own a firearm
- learn English
- support your local Boy Scouts troop
- take a Civics class
Any other ideas?