So the other day the federal government, the FDA, made new rules that set a nationwide minimum age of 21 for any tobacco or vaping product. I didn't see this as being a power given to Congress, or the Executive Branch, or any other part of the federal government, in our Constitution. All powers not given to the feds are in the purview of the several states. If anybody's going to say you have to be 16, or 18, or 21 to use legal tobacco products or vape stuff, it's the states, acting through their own legislatures passing laws. The people's directly-elected representatives. Not some group of bureaucrats, faceless and unaccountable, sitting in their offices in Washington D.C. The Supreme Court has gone along with the subversion of the constitution and made a mockery of the separation of powers doctrine, and the concept of federalism. Gonzales v. Raich (2005) was wrongly decided. The Commerce Clause has been abused and exploited as a loophole that renders the rest of the constitution void and without effect. At least in RAICH, the issue was whether the feds could entirely ban a certain product and entire class of products (drugs of abuse with little or no benefit to society). Here, with tobacco and vaping products, these items are LEGAL in every state, and very popular among people of all ages. The government isn't banning them, merely regulating them. And doing it without regard to what the States think is best for their people. Any federal laws on tobacco that could be justified under the Commerce Clause should be limited to producing it commercially, shipping or transporting it interstate, smuggling it or conspiring to smuggle it across State lines in violation of a state's law, and MAYBE limiting the use of national channels of public communication (radio and TV frequencies) to advertise it.