Seems redundant, doesn’t it? But as far as the Constitution goes, that’s just what we have in D.C. – on both sides of the political aisle. At least some of the politicos are having to pay some lip service to Constitutionality these days, as seen in this recent article in the Washington Times.
Here’s what Jason Greene, our friend in Maine, had to say about it:
It’s good to see that the legitimate Constitutional issues that many have with this legislation are actually getting some exposure in the press…even if it is only limited.
Oh and this was my favorite line… House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland was asked at a news conference recently whether Congress had “the power to mandate that somebody buy health insurance.” He replied: “Promoting the general welfare in the Constitution obviously gives broad authority to Congress to effect that end. Clearly, this is within our constitutional responsibility.”
It is truly appalling that our own elected representatives, who swear an oath to uphold the Constitution, can be so ignorant of its contents and meaning.