If you want to go back to what the Founding Fathers believed and to what the Constitution originally allowed, then you must believe that the "individual mandate" is constitutional. If Health Insurance Mandates Are Unconstitutional, Why Did the Founding Fathers Back Them?
Some of the earliest laws passed by the first few congresses, which included founding fathers in their ranks, proclaimed exactly that. And specifically for healthcare. (I believe Mark pointed this out a while back, but I found a new link which specifically mentions health care).
Last edited by sdcal; 04-13-2012 at 08:11 AM.
I urge anyone to read both laws as written. The 1790 law requiring merchant ships to carry a supply of medicine seems like more like a modern Coast Guard regulation to me. The 1792 law requiring the militia to supply their own arms does only applies to militia not everyone.
If these were such "earth shaking" revelations why has no Obamacare supporter provided an amicus curiae brief about these laws to the Court for their consideration????
And for the militia, it says "required all able-bodied men to buy firearms." Not just members of the militia.
http://www.americanbar.org/content/d...thcheckdam.pdfIf these were such "earth shaking" revelations why has no Obamacare supporter provided an amicus curiae brief about these laws to the Court for their consideration????
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This isn't the clip I was looking for but it's worth hearing anyway. In the one I was searching for Gov. Spitzer went into detail about one of the people behind one of the lawsuits against health care saying she had the "right" to not buy insurance and her freedoms were being trampled, all the usual right wing talking points. What happened to her? She needed medical care, went to the emergency room and ran up a huge bill that she couldn't pay so the tax payers paid her medical bill instead. As a former Governon Spitzer knows about the fund that every state has to pay unpaid emergency room costs just like that. That is what conservatives want, the "freedom" to stick you and me with their bills.
Adam Smith is my favorite socialist.