by Robert Scott Bell EDITOR’S NOTE: Robert Scott Bell will be a featured speaker at Nullify Now! in Orlando, FL on 10-10-10. Get tickets here – http://www.nullifynow.com/orlando/ – or by calling 888-71-TICKETS ******* If the government can force you to buy medical insurance, by what delusion do you think the Feds cannot force you and your kids to…Details
Writes Ilya Somin at Volokh: Federal District Judge Henry Hudson’s opinion refusing to dismiss Virginia’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Obama health care plan has several interesting aspects. The suit focuses primarily on a challenge to the “individual mandate” element of the plan, which requires most American citizens and legal residents to purchase a…Details
Kenneth Blackwell and Kenneth Klukowski in the WSJ. Here’s an excerpt: The Justice Department announced last week that it would defend the new federal health-insurance mandate as an exercise of Congress’s “power to lay and collect taxes,” even though Barack Obama had insisted before the bill’s passage that it was “absolutely not a tax increase.”…Details
Well, of course it is…but Dom Armentano makes an interesting case that under status quo, it’s not – but yet – still horribly immoral and wrong. Here’s an excerpt: To find the mandates in Obama Care illegal and, indeed, to roll back the bulk of economic regulation on business, would require a radical rethinking of…Details
Remember when the socialists were telling us all the lies about their unconstitutional government health care bill? Remember the lies about how we supposedly weren’t going to be required to buy health insurance…even though their law clearly says we will?
Even though their bill has a new payroll deduction systemto rob you before you even get a chance to see all the money you’ve earned?
Well, now that they have their way, the socialists are starting to admit that, yes, it is a tax.Details
From the Heritage foundation, via the WSJ: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act represents more than a federal takeover of health care; it is a direct threat to federalism itself. Never before has Congress exercised its power under Article I, Section 8 of the Federal Constitution to force American citizens to purchase a pri…Details
Yet another piece of the Obamacare monstrosity. Gary North writes: Earlier this year, some staffer in some office on Capitol Hill dutifully inserted a provision into the health insurance bill that will force businesses to file 1099 forms on every transaction with another business for over $600. Buy a $601 used car for your business?…Details
Are federal laws necessarily Constitutional by mere virtue of their passage? Was Congress really intended to be the arbiter of its own authority? Here by special request of the orator, Rep Dan Itse addresses the NH House of Representatives, 5/13/2010, on an amendment to SB455 which would opt NH out of the Constitutionally unauthorized nationalized…Details