Monday, February 15, 2010

Obamacare is unconstitutional

http://article.nationalreview.com/424754/obamacare-vs-the-us-constitution/deroy-murdock

Great article from National Review online about how the mandate to buy health insurance in the current health care bill is unconstitutional. I have thought this ever since I heard that there would be a mandate and it is a point that I wish would get more attention. There is absolutely no way that the government can force citizens to buy anything and then penalize them if they don't.

If Obamacare does somehow pass the Senate and becomes law it will be interesting to see how the Supreme Court handles the mandate. They will be doing this country irreparable harm if they do not strike this down if it comes before them. Once the government can force you to buy health insurance there will be nothing stopping them from forcing you to buy other goods and services, all under the disguise of being for your benefit. Let's hope that this mandate never comes to pass.