Bond: Marketplace Fairness Act is anything but

Roanoke County Supervisors Joe McNamara and Jason Peters’ recent commentary (“Local businesses across Virginia need e-fairness,” June 11) in support of the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) is remarkable — particularly their dismissal of the Constitution and their sadly misinformed diatribe against an “origin sourcing” system of tax collection for Internet commerce.

First, they dismiss the Constitution. The Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution to mean that one state may not regulate the business in another (which, by the way, is exactly what the Founders intended as they agreed that one state’s industry should not be regulated by another state).

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