Congratulations are due the 26 state attorneys general who successfully appealed Obamacare to the 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta, which ruled the individual mandate requiring citizens of the United States to purchase insurance from birth until death was unconstitutional.
So far, federal judges in Florida and Virginia have ruled against the Obamacare, while judges in Michigan and Virginia have upheld it. It is almost inevitable now that the Supreme Court will hear the challenge to ObamaCare prior to the election, even though cases are still pending.
“The individual mandate was enacted as a regulatory penalty, not a revenue-raising tax, and is therefore unconstitutional,” wrote Chief Judge of the 11th Circuit, Joel Dubina.
“This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potential unbounded assertion of congressional authority: The ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that insurance product every month for their entire lives.”
If Congress can force individuals to buy health insurance, then Congress can force individuals to buy stocks and bonds to prop up Wall Street, or American-made automobiles to prop up Detroit.
Come to think of it, didn’t Bush bail out Wall Street and Obama bail out Government Motors (GM) and Chrysler – with our money? Looks like the government has already found a way to force us to buy stuff, whether they use the Commerce Clause or not!