[ExI] Why Cities Keep Growing, Corporations and People Always Die, and Life Gets Faster
spike66 at att.net
Mon Jun 13 16:39:25 UTC 2011
Subject: Re: [ExI] Why Cities Keep Growing, Corporations and People Always
Die, and Life Gets Faster
On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 01:18:51AM -0600, Kelly Anderson wrote:
> >... a couple of courts have labelled it as "unconstitutional" which is
accurate enough IMHO.
>...And a bunch of other courts didn't... -xx- Damien X-)
This hits it right on. With regard to ObamaCare in the US, it no longer
matters what politician believes what or how the majority of the voters vote
or if it is a good idea or a bad idea, none of that matters at this point.
It is all in the hands of the US supreme court, tasked with studying the
constitution and finding in there a means whereby the act is legal. Really
nothing else matters. All our debate on whether this system or that system
is better or worse is completely irrelevant.
I have read the US constitution word for word, and I find in there nothing
that indicates the US government has the authority to make anyone buy
anything. The US government has the authority to regulate commerce, but as
far as I can tell, they haven't the authority to regulate non-commerce.
Individual states have the authority to require that proles buy insurance,
the fed doesn't. Looks to me like the fed would need to pass a
constitutional amendment granting the fed the specific authority to require
health insurance. The probability of that happening is remote.
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