Monday, January 31, 2011

The Health Care Battle Lines are Heating Up

In case you haven't heard a Federal Judge in Florida has ruled that federally mandated purchasing of health care by all Americans is ... unconstitutional.

The Washington Times
Quoting James Madison and Thomas Jefferson as authorities, a federal judge in Florida ruled Monday that Congress breached the Constitution when it passed the health care law, dealing the broadest rejection yet to President Obama‘s signature initiative.

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson‘s ruling is the second to find that Congress exceeded its powers by requiring Americans to buy insurance, known as the “individual mandate.” But the judge went further, saying that if the individual mandate is unconstitutional, so is the entire law.

“The individual mandate is neither within the letter nor the spirit of the Constitution,” Judge Vinson wrote, warning that to allow Congress to use the Necessary and Proper Clause of the Constitution to justify it would “effectively remove all limits on federal power.”.....

A large majority of Americans agree with the Judge ... as does the constitution of the United States.

It is going to be very interesting to see how the Supreme Court rules on this because that is where this will eventually end up. Does the federal government have the power and authority to mandate any American to buy anything?

I'll just say that there has been more than one time in our nations history that Supreme Court Justices have voted in ways totally unexpected by the presidents that nominated them ... and this just might prove to be one of those times.

This is going to be the clearest test the Supreme Court has ever ruled on concerning the limitations of the federal government over the individual American citizen.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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