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Health reform unconstutional?

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After hearing Judge Andrew Napolitano on FOX,  I went looking for his Wall Street Journal article,   which is here.

Don’t let your eyes glaze over at the mention of the Constitution’s Commerce Clause.    This is the money quote:    “Congress refuses to keep commerce regular when the commercial activity is the sale of insurance,  but claims it can regulate the removal of a person’s appendix because that constitutes interstate commerce.”

The Congressional attitude has long been to ignore the Constitution and let the courts deal with it,   but to my mind,  that is violating their oath of office.   Even worse,   many courts seem unwilling or unable to follow the Constitution,  which has led to some stupendously wrong rulings.    In particular I’m thinking of the eminent domain case,  Kelo v. City of New London,  though you could certainly add the displacement of secured creditors  in the recent GM and Chrysler bankruptcies.

Let this be one more arrow in your quiver of objections!


Written by timeforthorns

September 18, 2009 at 11:10 pm

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