“General Welfare” Does Not Include National Healthcare

Some good insight from Dr. Harold Pease of CA-TAC: here are many less well-known facts to keep in mind as you review Section 8. Convention delegates curiously placed every power in one sentence with 18 paragraphs. This strange construction was to make it even more difficult for future power grabbers to isolate and enhance a…

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More constitutional questions about Obamacare

From the DailyCaller: A just-released memo from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) raises fresh constitutional concerns about a provision in President Obama’s health-care law that could impose tens of millions of dollars in fines on Congress, state and local governments. …The new memo from Congress’s research arm states that state and local governments would be…

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The Individual Mandate: We’re All Amish Now

One of the more charming things about Big Government is when professional politicians create a problem they expect the citizen to fix it. The so-called “free ride” in health care is one such problem. Congress itself created the “free ride” in 1986 with EMTALA, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. This law requires…

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ObamaCare or Federalism: There Can Be Only One

Being the statists that they are, it’s only natural Congress and the president should think simply passing and signing a bill makes it reality. But, in reality, a law with implications as vast as ObamaCare requires wholehearted state cooperation to implement. Cooperation unlikely to be soon forthcoming. Upwards of 30 states currently have plans to oppose…

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More Commerce Clause Clownery

Several months ago, I wrote a blog post titled, “Commerce Clause Gives Federal Government the Power to do Everything.” Whenever politicians are questioned about their totalitarian actions and asked what gives them the power to commence such actions, they have one standard response: the interstate commerce clause. This is the established response of politicians and…

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