Baseball and Steroids: Not an Issue for the Feds
When I questioned aloud why, with all that's going on in the U.S. and the world, Congress felt it was necessary to devote so much time to the steroid scandal in Major League Baseball, I was informed that it's because this is a national issue. Congress needs to be involved because kids look up to these athletes and, well, we can't have them thinking that taking anabolic steroids is OK.
That's fine, but why in the world do we have to rely on the federal government to fix the problem? Where in the Constitution does Congress derive its authority to hold investigations and hearings into such matters? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't keeping kids off of drugs what we used to call "parenting"?
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