Rationale for the National (“Internet”) Sales Tax

here’s how crazy SCOTUS is (an actual excerpt from /Quill/):

“Under the Articles of Confederation, State taxes and duties hindered and suppressed interstate commerce; the Framers intended the Commerce Clause as a cure for these structural ills. See generally The Federalist Nos. 7, 11 (A. Hamilton). It is in this light that we have interpreted the negative implication of the Commerce Clause.

Accordingly, Congress is now free to decide whether, when, and to what extent the States mayburden interstate mail order concerns with a duty to collect use taxes.”

The ellipsis representing a somewhat thorough retelling of their poor decisions, each building upon the prior.