Tuesday, November 17, 2009

No Further Questions!
Run away, run away!!

The audacity never ceases to amaze me. Very interesting. Here's some of the article from CNSNews.com;
Sen. Merkley: Authority to Force People to Buy Health Insurance is Part of Congress's 'Very First Enumerated Power'

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) says that Congress derived the constitutional authority to make Americans purchase health insurance as part of its "very first enumerated power." He was referring to the language at the beginning of Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, which says: "The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States."

CNSNews.com asked Merkley: “Specifically where in the Constitution does Congress get its authority to mandate that individuals purchase health care?”

Merkley said: “The very first enumerated power gives the power to provide for the common defense and the general welfare. So it’s right on, right on the front end.”

Before CNSNews.com could ask a follow-up question, Merkley’s press secretary pulled him away, apparently to attend an event.


Blogger JLS said...

The first test of the govt health care plan was the blood letting of George Washington, who died from it.

8:22 PM  

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