Posts tagged states rights
I suppose it’s the drive for competition that makes people want to take sound bites instead of rational, complete, lengthy opinions for the sake of using them to one’s advantage. Dr. Paul’s position on drugs, prostitution and gay marriage is the true Constitutional position and has nothing to do with a blanket legalization: Let the states decide for themselves! America was not founded so that a central government could make all the rules–quite the opposite.
Forgive them Lord, they know now what they’ve done.
If you can handle it here’s Huckabee “Free as a Satan Bird.”
The trouble with this lovely, enlightened and caring ideal is two-fold:
1) someone has to pay for all of these things and there simply isn’t a way to tax people any more without totally crippling the system and eliminating hordes of people from an already dwindling tax base as they will have defaulted on their existing obligations, hit hard walls of economic turmoil and fallen to the difficult times they are facing in the economy.
2) The government of The Unites States–and The US economy–became the most successfully designed government and economy in world history because it was intended to restrain government and liberate people. How exactly is a government restrained and a people liberated by this government demanding that people pay into an insurance system under threat of financial punishment?!
The debate of whether or not The Government is allowed to force We The People into buying a good or service supersedes any concerns related to the cost or benefit of the current problems created by our current system of insurance, healthcare and government.
What happens when the government decides that they can now change your diet, change your exercise plan, or change your haircut?!
The latter is an extreme example, but the precedent set by Virginia is an absolutely beautiful event in American history.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of The United States of America, AND TO THE REPUBLIC, for which it stands.
Google: The Tenth Amendment
a great resource for how and why Our Founding Fathers intended for this country to be a nation of powerful states coagulated into a Nation–NOT an all powerful federal government that rules with impunity over The States. The Tenth Amendment Center
U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson in Richmond, Virginia, said yesterday that the mandate on individuals in President Barack Obama’s health-care legislation goes beyond Congress’s powers to regulate interstate commerce. Hudson severed the issue of the mandate, which is set to become effective in 2014, and didn’t address other provisions such as expanding Medicaid.
“At its core, this dispute is not simply about regulating the business of insurance — or crafting a scheme of universal health insurance coverage — it’s about an individual’s right to choose to participate,” wrote Hudson, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002.
The ruling is the government’s first loss in a series of challenges to the law mounted in federal courts in Virginia, Michigan and Florida, where 20 states have joined an effort to have the statute thrown out. Constitutional scholars said unless Congress changes the law, its fate on appeal will probably be determined by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who brought the suit, said his office has spoken with lawyers from the Justice Department about asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case without a review by the federal appeals court in Richmond. Tracy Schmaler,a Justice Department spokeswoman, said she had no comment on Cuccinelli’s statement.