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Five myths about ObamaCare refuted here

Walter Dellinger of The Washington Post has come up with this list of popular myths regarding the Affordable Care Act:

1. The “individual mandate” forces everyone to buy health insurance.

2. Only the individual mandate is at stake in the Supreme Court case.

3. If the court upholds the health-care law, it means Congress has the power to require Americans to purchase any product.

4. The law is socialist.

5. The law is an extraordinary intrusion into liberty.

Dellinger refutes each of these falsehoods HERE.

SUPER-DUPER BONUS: At no extra charge, Applesauce gladly passes along THIS INFORMATIVE PRIMER on the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which will figure prominently in this week’s oral arguments regarding ObamaCare.

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  1. Curt Kelsey

    Obama is a tyrant

  2. Curt Kelsey

    The Washington Compost has always been unAmerican . So it’s no surprise that they would be a schill for Socialist control over the masses of people through an unconstitutional scam like Obamacare.

  3. It takes Curt Kelsey two comments (count ‘em) to let us know that he has no arguments specifically addressing the issues in the article to which I linked.

    Ah, but he has a pseudo-clever reference to “The Washington Compost.”

    Such is what passes for conservatism in some quarters these days.

  4. Doh!
    “ARGUMENT
    I. THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE VIOLATES
    THE LONGSTANDING AND FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF MUTUAL ASSENT
    THAT IS AT THE HEART OF ALL CONTRACTS.
    The individual mandate requires individuals to
    enter into contracts of insurance that would never be
    enforceable at common law because they would violate an essential element of all enforceable contracts
    – mutuality of assent”

    A. Mutual Assent Has Always Been (and
    Still Is) Required for All Legally Binding Contracts.
    At the time the Constitution was ratified in 1788,
    the most influential philosophers and the common law
    of contracts had long recognized that, for a contract to
    be valid, the parties must mutually assent to its
    term”

    B. At the Time the Constitution Was
    Drafted and Ratified, It Was Widely
    Known and Accepted That Coercion
    Necessarily Renders Any Assent Invalid”

    http://www.ij.org/images/pdf_folder/amicus_briefs/obamacareamicus.pdf

  5. Curt Kelsey

    I noticed Pat has no argument to support the trashing of our Constitution, at least not a legitimate argument.

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