America's Founding Fathers were skeptical of power concentrated in the hands of a few, including those who would place restrictions on commerce.
Though those patriotic men would have been disappointed to see the power that central authorities have amassed today, they would not have been surprised.
Government's innumerable interferences in commerce would be all too familiar to them.
In 2005, there were 3,943 new regulations at the federal level. The Federal Register, which tracks regulatory activity, weighed in at 23,041 pages.