there is a long history of argument regarding the commerce clause
and there are several theories
no maybe about it ! The Constitution was founded on the natural rights theory that only
individuals - not corporations - have certain alienable rights. Individuals with natural rights are born, not created like corporations, which are just legalized fictions designed to maximize profit. Those like Steve King of Iowa, who are corporate shills for Monsanto et alia have piggybacked on the distrastrous interpreation of the Citizens United Decision by the Supreme Court that corporations are individuals with the same natural rights as individuals who are born, not legalized fictions with stockholders, etc. Completely contrary to the beliefs of the framers of the Constitution, who were oppressed precisely by a corporation:
the East India Company. The King Amendment is predicated upon the fiction that corporations have natural rights and therefore can override the interests of states or individuals. They don't. Period.