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Ron Paul Straight Talk: "The Supreme Court and Obamacare"

I love the straight talk! Specially since he spells it out while those other guys just use talking points...

"The insurance mandate clearly exceeds the federal government’s powers under the interstate commerce clause found in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. This is patently obvious: the power to “regulate” commerce cannot include the power to compel commerce! Those who claim otherwise simply ignore the plain meaning of the Constitution because they don’t want to limit federal power in any way."

http://exm.nr/H92hAS

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Compelled performance

by any other name is still SLAVERY.

Jefferson and Adams both

Jefferson and Adams both supported the health insurance mandate of 1798....just saying.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Are you referring to this 1798 "mandate"?

...the Act is totally dissimilar to the Obamacare mandate. In the 1798 Act, the government imposes a tax, collects all the tax revenue, and spends the revenue as it chooses. This is a good precedent for programs in which the government imposes a tax and then spends the money on medical programs (e.g., Medicare), but it has nothing to do with mandating that individuals purchase a private product.

http://volokh.com/2010/04/02/an-act-for-the-relief-of-sick-a...

So then a public option or

So then a public option or single-payer would be constitutional?

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

No more so than the Alien and Sedition Acts (also of 1798)

also signed into law by John Adams.

But aside from that, merely because something is allowed by the Constitution, e.g. slavery or Prohibition, does not mean that it is good public policy if individual liberty is your goal.