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Oh yeah, definitely a job for the Federal Government
Posted by: McQ on Monday, February 11, 2008

Not content with running every other aspect of our lives, we now have a new federal agency to run a sport. Can one for the NFL and MLB be far behind?
Professional boxing in the US is set to undergo a major change after the Senate approved new legislation to create a federal agency to oversee the sport.

The move is part of a campaign to protect youngsters coming into the sport, the actions of promoters and the independence of judges. Among a range of schemes to be introduced will be a new licensing system applying to boxers, managers, promoters and sanctioning bodies.

The new agency – the US Boxing Adminstration – will also regulate the major TV networks when they act as fight promoters.
And who, pray tell, is the architect of this little beauty of federal regulation?
The bill was the brainchild of Senator John McCain, a long time supporter of reform in the sport.
More government, more regulation. If this is an indication of what we can expect from a "progressive Republican" I want no part of it.
 
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Not sure whether this constitutes more government. It’s not clear whether this agency replaces the existing state agencies for licensing and regulating boxing, or merely supplements them.

I’ll agree this isn’t the job of the federal government, but an independent, nation-wide authority on the licensing and operation of a sport isn’t a bad thing, in that it creates an equal standard for every venue.

 
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And that should be left to the sport and/or existing agencies to manage.
 
Written By: McQ
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Dear God, what has the Federal Government got to do with sports, except outlawing things like dog/cock fighting and bear baiting perhaps.

There’s that f*ing commerce clause AGAIN.
 
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Read what I wrote, McQ. I said it wasn’t a job for the feds, but rather, "an independent, nation-wide authority". How is that not leaving it up to the sport?
 
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I said it wasn’t a job for the feds, but rather, "an independent, nation-wide authority". How is that not leaving it up to the sport?
I was agreeing Steverino, thus the ’And’.
 
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A question you’ll never hear asked of a candidate, because it’s from the right rather than the left: "Is there anything, any aspect of American life, that, in your opinion, is beyond the power of the federal government to regulate?"
 
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"Is there anything, any aspect of American life, that, in your opinion, is beyond the power of the federal government to regulate?"
All anybody has to do is read the title of Hillary’s book "It takes a village" to see the answer to that question. To those on the left we are all children and they will tell us what is good and what is bad for us.
 
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As my dad said in response to McCain’s shallow thinking on global warming and electricity usage, "the hardest vote you’ll ever make is FOR McCain."

 
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