Quote – U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)

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.

"Sen. Mike lee Calls Child Labor Laws Unconstitutional," by Ian Millhiser. Think Progress.

Friday, January 14, 2011