Can Congress Mandate Weight Watchers?

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    George Will marvelously asked the group, "Does Congress have the constitutional power to require obese people to sign up for Weight Watchers? If not, why not?"

    RICHARD STENGEL, TIME MAGAZINE

    STENGEL: I don't know the answer to that.

    WILL: You don't know.


    MICHAEL ERIC DYSON, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY: Well, the beauty of that is, the not knowing -- and we can predict that Rick would say that because he's saying that's the color of the curtain. The basic foundation is set.

    WILL: Is that a yes, Congress does have the power to mandate?

    DYSON: It's open. If they decide that they will, they will have the power to do so.

    Read more: George Will Asks This Week Panel: Can Congress Require Obese People to Sign Up for Weight Watchers? | NewsBusters.org

    Video at the link.
     
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    God thats scary.
     
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    Don't forget to thank a liberal for our 'freedom'.

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    Nanny state, tax-payer funded weight loss program! Boo Yeah! Gatta love it!
     
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    I think my weight is between me, Mrs O, and maybe my Doctor....
     
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    It's right there in the Good and Welfare Clause.

    Can you still call it Fascism even if the Leader doesn't sport a little mustache?

     
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    Let's get this straight. George Will asks a "what if" question and the wingnuts act as if it's a mandate from Obama?!?! :cuckoo:
     
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    I guess actually answering the question is never your strong suit.
     
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    Does the answer 'I don't know' not bother you just a tad? I guess, if you're a Nanny Statist, unthinking fool, then it wouldn't. But those of us who know the answer... we know 'I don't know' isn't the answer.
     
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    Of course the answer would be "no", but that's not the point. Y'all are acting as if Obama had said "yes". How can we take anything the right says seriously, when they take as "fact" things that were never even said. Gore's "inventing" the internet comes to mind. Are we seeing one of the opening salvos of '12, where this "question" will become a "fact"?
     
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