An Anniversary to Remember

Posted By on March 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

It was two years ago that Congress and President Obama, against the expressed will of the majority of the American public, bequeathed to us the questionable gift of Obamacare. Charles Krauthammer:

Ultimately, the question will hinge on whether the Commerce Clause has any limits. If the federal government can compel a private citizen, under threat of a federally imposed penalty, to engage in a private contract with a private entity (to buy health insurance), is there anything the federal government cannot compel the citizen to do?

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Rarely has one law so exemplified the worst of the Leviathan state — grotesque cost, questionable constitutionality and arbitrary bureaucratic coerciveness. Little wonder the president barely mentioned it in his latest State of the Union address. He wants to be reelected. He’d rather talk about other things.

Rarely has so pernicious an act of legislation been foisted on the American people. We might have to go back as far as the Alien and Sedition Acts to find its equal.

On Monday, oral arguments in the case to invalidate the individual mandate will be held at the Supreme Court. Congress and Obama rammed it down our throats. Let’s hope the Court shoves it up their asses.


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