Virginia judge rules health care mandate unconstitutional

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  1. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Interesting.
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/12/13/health.care/?hpt=T1
     
  2. futureAFA

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    I’m confused on how it is unconstitutional.:confused:
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Because there are penalties for not having health insurance and it has nothing to do with interstate commerce. The federal government overstepped its authority and the founders are rolling in their graves.
     
  4. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    A Federal Court judge having control and jurisdiction over the laws passed by the legislature.

    What a concept.
     
  5. AF6872

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    Or a law voted on and passed by the majority of the voters. What a concept!
     
  6. Casey

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    Just because it was passed doesn't mean it was constitutional...
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I wasn't aware that this law was up for the popular vote. I remembered back room deals and last minute changes to this law....

    Of course, we had to pass it to know what was in it...
     
  8. fly boy

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    Whoa. Like LITS said, it didn't go up for popular vote. If you want to go by what the people thought, look at the polls before it was passed. According to CNN, though not my preferred news source, 59% were opposed.
    It isn't like it's car insurance, where it will pay for someone else's medical bills if you injure them. Not only is the health bill unconstitutional, it goes against the principle of free enterprise. No more companies competing for your business with low rates. Uncle Sam tells us what's good for us. After all, Big Brother knows what we need more than we do.
     
  9. Luigi59

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    That would be an incredible concept, however, our system of Government has never allowed that.

    Our (federal) laws are not enacted by popular vote (passed by a majority of voters).

    Never have been, never will.
     
  10. -Bull-

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    As it was put on nightly news, "According to the constitution, government has the power to regulate economic activity, however, they don't have the power to regulate economic inactivity."
     
  11. futureAFA

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    Makes sense now. Thanks guys!
     
  12. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Interstate commercial activity....all the rest if for the states...
     
  13. AF6872

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    It was sarcastic and I was referring to propostions on state ballots not Federal Law.:biggrin:
     
  14. fly boy

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    Ha. That's funny.
     

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