Travis McGee on health care's constitutionality:
ClearCase_guy has given up. Again.
By the same logic, the govt has the right to take useless feeders out and shoot them in ditches.
This is the definition of infinite govt power, the exact opposite of the vision of our Founding Fathers.
This way lies revolution against govt tyranny.
We are at the point where the government can do whatever the hell it wants. And if you question them, they will shrug and say "It's in the Constitution. Check the Commerce Clause. Or maybe the penumbra. Or maybe you should just shut up."It sure does suck how US constitutional jurisprudence changed after the Civil war, eh? Oh, for the days of 80 hour work weeks for children!
goldstategop comes close to having a relevant point:
All the cases cited are irrelevant. In every one of them, Congress uses its power to forbid people from doing something that is already illegal. By contrast in Obamacare, Congress would compel people to do something that is not forbidden by the law. Sounds like an ex post facto law to me.Ex post facto?
the power to regulate interstate commerce and the power to tax.All taxes and regulation are the same as slavery! Also Hitler, somehow.
Congress has savaged the Interstate Commerce Clause so egregiously for so long that an Amendment to the Constitution is desperately needed. Come the revolution of 2010, one of our many new Congresscritters MUST propose such an Amendment.
Would Mark Levin or Robert Bork be willing to write such an Amendment?