Regarding Sen. Mike Lee’s recent remarks to the Federal Society, one wonders, had our junior senator lived in the late 1800s, wearing a three-corner hat and wig, would he have voted to retain the Articles of Confederation?

No Interstate Commerce Commission? No federal Interstate Highway System? This is his idea of 21st-century federalism?

During his first campaign, a moderate Republican friend told me, “His father must be turning in his grave with Mike’s over-the-top conservative ideas.” I too wonder what esteemed former U.S. Solicitor General Rex Lee might think.

Karl Swan, Clearfield