If the federal government can regulate any class of activity with a “substantial effect” on interstate commerce, it can regulate virtually all activity. If the Supreme Court strikes down the heath care mandate while upholding the rest of the law, the Affordable Care Act could unravel in spectacular fashion, pushing the health insurance industry to the brink of collapse.
I am an Air Force Veteran of the Cold War and the First Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm). I live on a wooded hilltop with my two rescued dogs, Yogi and Ranger, and two rescued cats, White Sox, and Mittens. We share my land with several deer, a family of red-tailed hawks, a barn owl, numerous squirrels (that my dogs and the cat tree together), a family of pileated woodpeckers and numerous cottontail rabbits, and an occasional opossum or raccoon.