[ExI] a good day for liberty

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 13:37:15 UTC 2010

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 4:05 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> ... On Behalf Of Alan Grimes
> ...
> --
> Powers are not rights.
> Alan, I like your tagline.  As Judge Hudson said today, health care reform
> is a laudable goal, but it must be done legally.  The legislative process
> must operate within constitutional bounds.  The Virginia judge issued the
> opinion today that forcing people to buy insurance is outside of those
> bounds.  Government good intentions are insufficient to offset the absence
> of enumerated powers.
> I have nothing against federal government involvement in medical care.  But
> they have not the authority to make us buy in.
> Check out the excellent essay from the Cato Institute:
> http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/12/13/shapiro.court.mandate.health/index.htm
> l?hpt=T2

That link doesn't work. But there are legal opinions contrary to the
Federal Court judge's:


The Federal Court can be overruled by the Supreme Court, and a Supreme
Court judge can interpret the constitution however he pleases. That
you might object that the judge has obviously got it wrong won't carry
a lot of weight. Judges are appointed by the President and the Senate
and can be impeached by Congress and the Senate. They are thus
ultimately the creatures of elected officials.

Stathis Papaioannou

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