Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Constitution?! We don't need no stinkin' Constitution!

Or so opines Sen Jack Reed (D-RI). Addressing one of the many new mandates included in PelosiCare (buy insurance or go to jail) the Constitutionally-challenged senator observed that:

"it is not unusual that the Congress has required individuals to do things, like sign up for the draft and do many other things too, which I don’t think are explicitly contained [in the Constitution]."

[ed: our apologies to readers who must now clean their monitors]

Really, Senator? You're equating forcing citizens to buy something they may not want or need, with serving in the armed forces? Putting aside for the moment the sheer audacity of this position, let's examine what the Constitution says about the draft:

"The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence ... To raise and support Armies ... To provide and maintain a Navy ... [and to] make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces" [Article I, Section 8]

Now let's see what the Constitution has to say about forcing Americans to buy health insurance:


Singing lessons are over.
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