Tuesday, December 15, 2009
"Manadate The Constitution" Not Health Care
The Senate and House are the brink of passing new health care legislation, but there are millions of Americans who believe that mandated health care for every American is unconstitutional. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would not answer the question seriously when asked by reporters on Capital Hill. But Conservatives who respect the idea that the Constitution lays out a federal government with limited powers would answer with a resounding "NO". There are scholars across the country who believe that the Federal government has never required all Americans to buy a specific goods or services. The Obamacare mandate is truly unprecedented. "An individual mandate to enter a contract with or buy a particular product from a private party, with tax penalties to enforce it". Therefore, one of the goals of our Founding Fathers was to set up a government with limited powers. Article 1 of the Constitution gives Congress some powers and "some power remain beyond Congress reach". The most common argument used to justify mandated health care is the talking point that states are allowed to force individuals to buy car insurance before they are allowed to drive. There is a fundamental Constitutional difference between the powers of the state and the limited powers of the federal government. However, isn't driving a voluntary activity, therefore you don't have to have auto insurance if you don't have a car. Therefore, it's an unconstitutional demand say, some Senate Republicans, who have launched a movement against the mandate as the debate on the hill reaches it final stages. Sen. Orin Hatch (R-Utah), is arguing that if the federal government had the right to order Americans to buy certain products, the Cash For Clunkers Program would not have been necessary. Meanwhile, it is worth noting that the Senate new massive health care bill includes five pages defending the constitutionality of the individual mandate, arguing that the measure would benefit interstate commerce. This President and Democratic Congress are "Hell Bent" controlling every aspect of our lives through federal government mandates. The Democrats had a goal for the last fifty years to install a European style socialist government in America. The only way the can achieve this goal is by pass so-called universal health care. This "Childish" piece of legislation could be the downfall of America.