Healthcare: Obamacare is seriously unconstitutional -
The Heritage Foundation recently said: ―On October 23rd, a reporter asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): ―Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate? Speaker Pelosi shook her head and before moving on to another question replied: ―Are you serious? Are you serious? Pressed for a more substantive response later, Pelosi’s press spokesman admonished the reporter: ―You can put this on the record. That is not a serious question.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) disagrees. In 1994, the CBO said of an individual mandate to buy health insurance:
A mandate requiring all individuals to purchase health insurance would be an unprecedented form of federal action. The government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States. An individual mandate would have two features that, in combination, would make it unique. First, it would impose a duty on individuals as members of society. Second, it would require people to purchase a specific service that would be heavily regulated by the federal government.
As much as Speaker Pelosi may wish otherwise, the CBO is dead on: the Supreme Court has never validated a federal power as intrusive as forcing all Americans to purchase a service due to their very existence. Sure, the Supreme Court has said that Congress may regulate a farmer’s production of wheat even if he never plans to distribute it off of his farm, and the Supreme Court has said Congress may ban the possession of Marijuana even if it is for personal use, but never before has the Supreme Court said the power to regulate commerce enabled Congress to force an individual to do something just because he existed.‖
House speaker pelosi and her 'type' don't give a rats a$$ about the citizens of this country. She only cares about control. She wants to control the citizens and she doesn't want you to have any rights at all.
She is a communist of the first order.
"Arguing with liberals...it's like playing chess with a pigeon; no matter how good I am at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock over the pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it's victorious." -- Anonymous
what can you expect from an out of touch leader of an out of touch congress. these people think they know whats best. they believe in their hearts and minds that the government reigns over the citizenry. they are aristocrats in a meritocracy. the repubs aren't much better. it is time to remind these aristocrats who "the people" are and why we are in charge.
"When the people find they can vote themselves money,that will herald the end of the republic" - Benjamin Franklin
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force;like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action"- George Washington
And it better start happening very very quickly...
Originally Posted by smittyii