Monday, January 31, 2011

Why ObamaCare is Unconsitutional: The Money Quote #tcot #teaprty

Federal Judge Roger Vinson of the Northern District of Florida has declared Obamacare unconstitutional.

The money quote: (decision pdf, p 42)

It is difficult to imagine that a nation which began, at least in part, as the result of opposition to a British mandate givingthe East India Company a monopoly and imposing a nominal tax on all tea sold in America would have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place.

The judge ruled that not only is the individual mandate unconstitutional, but the lack of a severability clause and the decision on the part of the government to argue that the individual mandate was vital and essential to the functioning of the Act meant that the whole thing must be struck down.

I hold out hope for the Republic.

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