09 December 2009

H.R. 390 college football playoff act of 2009

click here to download our copy four page .pdf [161 kb]
or from the library of congress here

we just read a weird story over on the gannett/town talk captioned "house panel passes college football playoff bill" the first thing that came to mind reading it was what business is it of the congress what goes on in college football?

it seems that whoever it is thats controlling puppets like joe barton they dont like it that the bcs appoints the teams that will play for its championship and in its eight bowels. barton and company want the two teams who meet for the championship to arrive there through a playoff system.

its likely that rep. barton is a puppet perhaps to beer distributors, sports memorabilia producers, merchandisers, promoters, sports magazines and television stations and networks that would be able to sell more advertising and so forth.

it sure wouldnt help the players because more games would increase the likelihood of receiving an injury.

so then we wondered how can this be legal? how in the world can the federal government regulate college football? at first we assumed that the congress would threaten to cut off federal funding to the colleges that participate.

then we looked rep. barton's bill at the library of congress. wouldnt you know it -- H.R.390 starts off:
(1) college football games, including post-season football games, depend upon competition between college and university teams traveling in interstate commerce;

(2) the competitions involve and affect interstate commerce and are therefore within Congress’s constitutional authority to regulate;
see it all goes back to 1942 and the supreme court's fraudulent ruling in wickard v filburn. thats the case where the states finally let the feds drive a stake through the heart of states rights because they ruled that everything you do somehow affects interstate commerce and thusly subject to federal regulation.

section 4 of the bill gives enforcement authority to the federal trade commission. it says that a violation shall be treated as a "violation of a rule defining an unfair or deceptive act or practice prescribed under section 18(a)(1)(B) of the federal trade commission act (15 U.S.C. 57a(a)(1)(B))."
15 U.S.C. 57a(a)(1)(B) reads

(B) rules which define with specificity acts or practices which are unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce (within the meaning of section 45 (a)(1) of this title), except that the Commission shall not develop or promulgate any trade rule or regulation with regard to the regulation of the development and utilization of the standards and certification activities pursuant to this section. Rules under this subparagraph may include requirements prescribed for the purpose of preventing such acts or practices.
section 45(a)(1) simply reads:

(a) Declaration of unlawfulness; power to prohibit unfair practices; inapplicability to foreign trade

(1) Unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce, are hereby declared unlawful.
so this is a lame bill, based on junk law thats based on the supreme court's fraudulent interpretation of the commerce clause.

the good news though is that with this bill rep. barton, a republican (you know that party that claims to be for less governmental regulation, lower taxes, more freedom, smaller government, yadda, yadda, yadda) exposes himself for what he is; its all the evidence that you need to understand that rep. barton is a rino. he's a liar and a gop fraudster. you would be a fool to trust him or his judgment about anything. you would be an even bigger fool if you live in his district to vote for him.
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    H.R. 390--111th Congress: College Football Playoff Act of 2009. (2009). In GovTrack.us (database of federal legislation). Retrieved Dec 9, 2009, from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-390