Article 1, Section 8. Clause 3 of the United States Constitution states that Congress shall have the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the indian tribes”. Considering all 3 applications of the clause, in order for congress to have the power of regulation, there needs to be commerce. The way that I read it is, if there is no commerce, there is NO REGULATION. If one does not purchase health insurance, them there is no commerce, therefore NO AUTHORITY of congress to regulate! ……And That’s the HastingsOpinion!

Published in: on March 24, 2010 at 1:07 pm  Comments (1)  

An Open Letter to Glenn Beck About Medina

Dear Glenn, the first day I heard you on the radio, it was right after 9/11, and it was an emotional time for all of us. Instantly, I felt a connection because we had made similar life choices, and I could hear it in your voice, that you meant what you said. I said to myself, “Now here’s a man I can trust”. Through the years and all the changes, I have truly enjoyed having you in the truck with me as I’m working, and I feel that both of up have grown in the process. I wasn’t listening on the day you interviewed Debra Medina, but I did see all the angry blog posts, and I thought, “these people are way out in left field somewhere!” I listened the next day and you confirmed to me that all the anger towards you was unwarranted or misplaced. I just recently found out that on the very next show you played back an EDITED VERSION of the interview. Now, ordinarily that would be fine but you edited it in a way that favored you and made Medina sound worse than she actually was. NOW I see you in a different light….almost like an admired big brother, until you find out he’s been shoplifting from the corner store. I still love you Glenn, but I’m very disappointed in you. ~Mark Hastings

Published in: on March 14, 2010 at 8:28 am  Comments (1)