An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Obamacare’s unlimited power
The White House defense of Obamacare hinges on the claim that Congress essentially has unlimited power to force Americans to spend their personal money on a cause of the government’s choosing. Oral arguments before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday made this all the more clear.
Administration lawyers argued that uninsured individuals can be compelled to buy health care coverage under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. If that’s so, what else could Congress compel people to do? As Judge James L. Graham asked acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, “Where ultimately is the limit on congressional power?” The question sounds rhetorical but is not.
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The erosion of the U.S. Constitution began long before Obama was a gleam in his daddy’s eye. This administration has taken it to a whole new level. We talk about our liberties, but we don’t have any. They’ve succeeded in taking them away, one by one, over the years, and now we are on a much more perilous path that we ever thought possible.