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02 February, 2011

WOW! A constitutional judge!!

"I must reluctantly conclude that Congress exceeded the bounds of its authority in passing the act with the individual mandate. That is not to say, of course, that Congress is without power to address the problems and inequities in our health care system. The health care market is more than one-sixth of the national economy, and without doubt Congress has the power to reform and regulate this market. That has not been disputed in this case. The principal dispute
has been about how Congress chose to exercise that power here,
"The individual mandate applies across the board. People have no choice and there is no way to avoid it. Those who fall under the individual mandate either comply with it, or they are penalized. It is not based on an activity that they make the choice to undertake. Rather, it is based solely on citizenship and on being alive,
"While the individual mandate was clearly 'necessary and essential' to the act as drafted, it is not 'necessary and essential' to health care reform in general. Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire act must be declared void."
"Regardless of how laudable its attempts may have been to accomplish these goals in passing the act, Congress must operate within the bounds established by the Constitution. Again, this case is not about whether the act is wise or unwise legislation. It is about the constitutional role of the federal government,"

U.S. Circuit court Judge Roger Vinson, in Pensacola, Fla., ruled Monday that because of the unconstitutionality of the "individual mandate" that forces people under penalty of law, to purchase insurance, the entire law must be declared void.

Most conservatives aren't even judges and we already knew that. This whole thing was a sham to begin with and congress knew it too when they passed it. What's next? Being forced to buy Chevy Volt cars from Government Motors? Forcing us all to pay union dues no matter where we work because the union syndicate is faltering? Or how about a mandatory donation line on our tax form to the DNC? What's the difference?

I'm proud to say that Indiana is one of the 26 states that are involved in this lawsuit against the federal government. While I hate the weather here (especially the blizzard we are in the middle of right now) I love this state and our conservative governor. We are one of the few states in the country who are in pretty good fiscal shape because of Mitch Danial's refusal to spend money we don't have.

Everyone knows this lawsuit will wind up in the Supreme Court, so it remains to be seen whether the liberal judges there will vote constitutionally like they are supposed to or ideologically like they usually do.

We need for this debacle to go down in flames so that it can be rebuilt correctly, fairly and most of all constitutionally. TI

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