Tea Party nuts never disappoint:
Congress decided it wanted to prohibit [child labor], so it passed a law—no more child labor. The Supreme Court heard a challenge to that and the Supreme Court decided a case in 1918 called Hammer v. Dagenhardt. In that case, the Supreme Court acknowledged something very interesting — that, as reprehensible as child labor is, and as much as it ought to be abandoned — that’s something that has to be done by state legislators, not by Members of Congress. […]
This may sound harsh, but it was designed to be that way. It was designed to be a little bit harsh. Not because we like harshness for the sake of harshness, but because we like a clean division of power, so that everybody understands whose job it is to regulate what.” Newly elected Tea Party Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)
Yes. Child labor should be a states’ rights issue.
VH-1, I love the 1830’s!
What’s next for you, Mike? Would you like to protect Utah’s child brides? Multiple child brides?