They sure are right – says Anthony Gregory in his latest post at CampaignforLiberty.com:
Many liberals lambasted the Bush administration on detention policy and warrantless surveillance, often arguing that they violated the Constitution. Now the Obama administration is pushing ahead with plans to require every American to purchase health insurance.
Doesn’t that also violate the Constitution?
The Constitution created a federal government limited to its enumerated powers. Everything Congress is allowed to do is spelled out in Article I. The 10th Amendment makes it explicit: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Nothing in the Constitution authorizes any federal involvement in healthcare — yet Congress may soon require everyone in America to buy insurance.
Latest posts by Michael Boldin (see all)
- Pres. Obama Couldn’t be More Wrong About the Constitution - September 18, 2014
- James Madison on the dangers of expanded power due to war - September 15, 2014
- TAC Conference Call: Strategy, NSA, 2nd Amendment - September 11, 2014