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Friday, November 13, 2009

A Scary Proposition: Sen. Hatch Questions “If Feds Can Force Us to Buy Health Insurance Then There’s Literally Nothing the Federal Government Can’t Force Us to Do.”

From CNS News:

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who has served in the Senate for 33 years and is a longtime member of the Judiciary Committee, told that he does not believe the Democrats’ health-care reform plan is constitutionally justifiable, noting that if the federal government can force Americans to buy health insurance “then there is literally nothing the federal government can’t force us to do.”...Both the House and Senate versions of the health-care reform plan would force all individuals who are citizens or legal residents of the United States to buy health insurance. President Obama has endorsed this provision....Hatch said if the federal government starts ordering Americans to purchase specific products without being able to plausibly justify that mandate through the Commerce Clause of the Constitution which empowers Congress to regulate interstate commerce, it will mean “we’ve lost our freedoms, and that means the federal government can do anything it wants to do to us.”

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1 comment:

J. Tyler Ballance said...

You mean, once they pass laws, we are expected to actually obey them? How radical.

Where was all this concern for freedom and liberty during the Bush regime?

You can't expect to let your guy piss all over the Constitution, then expect the other side to exercise ANY self restraint when they get power.

This is why we need to FORCE government back to within its Constitutional limits, and right now, NEITHER of the two main parties show any inclination to reduce the power of what has become a leviathan federal government.