Most people who criticize the (Federal) healthcare overhaul do so with the main focus (understandably) being on the most in-your-face aspect of the bill.. namely, the personal mandate. This is likely owing to the blatantly fascistic nature of requiring someone to purchase a private product from another person. It could also be because of the clearly “paternalistic” nature of passing a law to make someone do something “for their own good,” as if a stern lecture or a spanking would be waiting for those who disobeyed. Because of the magnitude of the overstep in this one aspect of the law, lots of other less obvious violations have been missed and ignored. I would like to take a look at them in this article. Upon research, I discovered several (major) different ways that Obamacare is not only unjust, but it violates the original intent of the Constitution. I have categorized the examples by which part of the Constitution they violate.
The General Welfare Clause
“The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States”
Clearly, by my reading of federalist 41, the General Welfare clause was simply intended to be a qualifier on the taxing powers of the Federal govt., saying in effect that everything the Federal govt did had to be attached to another enumerated authority granted within the Constitution. The spending had to be beneficial to all within the Union; therefore, you could not give a benefit to one individual, class or state, that wasn’t given to all. Or in other words, you cannot take from one, or some, to give to another or others! Violations by Obamacare of this clause in the Constitution include, but are certainly not limited to:
- The outright bribe(s) given in the “Louisiana purchase,” and the “corn husker kickback.” By giving preferential treatment to 2 states over the others in order to bribe members of the Senate to vote against the interests of the rest of the country. This bill is not in the general welfare, but the specific welfare of the states that have been given preferential treatment. The Nebraska deal was stripped out in the final bill but even more graft was added in, so all of this violates the General Welfare clause.Details