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A couple of thoughts: 1. The would-be strikers are under contract; the courts routinely enforce contracts by requiring activity, and they do so without regard to the commerce clause. And as noted, the workers can always quit their jobs. 2. The constitutional authority for requiring draft registration lies with the congress's power to raise an army, and does not rest in any way on the commerce clause. I am not aware that anyone is arguing that the congress is powerless to regulate inactivity. The argument is that it has no power to do so under the commerce clause, and there is no contrary precedent.
Just so Frank Rich can see what he's afraid of.