When recently asked to point out where in the Constitution authority is granted to force an individual to buy government health care, Speaker of the House Pelosi replied: “Are you serious?”
Obama likely knows that the Constitution does not mandate Americans be forced into a contractual agreement with a private party for health insurance as he was a senior lecturer, but not a constitutional professor, even so, one assumes he at least has some knowledge of the principles of the Constitution.
“Nowhere in the Constitution is Congress given the power to mandate that an individual enter into a contract with a private party or purchase a good or service,” and No decision or present doctrine of the Supreme Court justifies such a claim of power.
Is it possible Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, and this new gang of sixty Senators, have not read Article I of the Constitution?
Not in the preamble, ( www.earlyamerica.com/…/constitution/text.html ) it states that the government’s rights are limited. Article 1, Section 8 reads, “The Congress shall have Power … To regulate Commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian Tribes.” It does not say a word about health care. The federal government only has the power to regulate trade between itself, foreign governments, and the states. NOTHING MORE.
History will record this gang of sixty Senators as the treasonous bunch of politicians who themselves succumbed to accepting 30 silver pieces and blindly following the orders of paid political special interest groups, unions and lobbyists, indirect opposition to the voters and in violation of the constitution they all have sworn to uphold, but apparently have not read.
Final passage of this structural reform health care bill will be yet another violation of the Constitution but it will be the most egregious one to date and a further circumcising and castration of the Constitution of the United States of America. God help us all.
PS. The USA Federal government was already bankrupt before this draconian piece of legislation was introduced and if passed will make a bad situation even worse!