Die Mandate Die


Take heart folks. The biggest job killer and worst piece of legislation in history is in the process of being declared unconstitutional. From today’s American Spectator regarding the recent court decision declaring the individual mandate unconstitutional and the prospects for the Supreme Court appeal:

“The Judges concluded, “The government’s position amounts to an argument that the mere fact of an individual’s existence substantially affects interstate commerce, and therefore Congress may regulate them at every point of their life. This theory affords no limiting principles in which to confine Congress’s enumerated power.”

“The bottom line takeaway from this decision is that if this is how Judges Hall, Dubina, Hudson, and Vinson, appointed by Presidents Clinton, Bush I, Bush II, and Reagan view the Commerce Clause analysis of the Obamacare individual mandate, then this is how Justices Scalia, Thomas, Kennedy, Alito and Roberts are going to view it also. That is based not primarily on who appointed these Justices, but on a long reading of their opinions, and a career of filing briefs in cases before the Court. What we have seen from these four judges so far is going to be persuasive at least to these five Supreme Court Justices. At this point, the vote of Clinton-appointed Justice Stephen Breyer​ is more in play than the vote of any of the above five.”

 Full article at:  http://spectator.org/archives/2011/08/17/obamacare-is-going-down

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