From the mid 1930s to 1995, the Supreme Court only struck down one federal law on the grounds that it exceeded the powers in the Commerce Clause.
When asked by a reporter under what constitutional authority Congress was using to impose the healthcare mandate, Speaker Nancy Pelosi laughed and asked, “Are you serious?” She refused to answer the question.
The Supreme Court determined that the federal government could prevent a farmer from growing crops on his land to feed his own animals because he would not be buying crops in the open market and therefore potentially affect interstate commerce.
The Solicitor General of the United States was asked if there was any activity the federal government could do that would fall outside their constitutional authority. He could not come up with one example.
Left mostly unchecked, the federal government has grown a debt of $15 trillion dollars (double the GDP of the entire world combined). This issue is not owned by any political party or ideology. Whether at the hands of George Bush or Barack Obama, the federal government’s violation of the Constitution has equally offended
The Right (“ObamaCare”, over-zealous regulatory agencies),
The Left (Patriot Act, No Child Left Behind…)
Everyone in the middle (Wall Street bailouts, TSA, takeover of GM & Chrysler)