Have I found proof that Obama's individual mandate is constitutional?

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Does this prove the Individual Mandate's constitutionality?

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  1. obamusupporter
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    After spending numerous months examining American laws in search of a precedent where the federal government forced people to buy items against their will (individual mandate), and I believe I may have found something.

    The Founding Fathers themselves enforced an individual mandate with the Militia Acts of 1792, which required that all able-bodied citizens must purchase "a musket, bayonet and belt, two spare flints, a cartridge box with 24 bullets, and a knapsack." As you can see, there is a precedent for having the federal government force people to buy things against their will, and it was by the Founding Fathers themselves.

    Please bear in mind that there was no war going on in 1792, so the Militia Acts of 1792 was not a draft, it was an individual mandate, just like Obama's Obamacare mandate. Do you think this proves Obama's individual mandate to be constitutional?
     
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    Not even close.

    Apples and groundhogs.
     
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    I know that Obama Supporters are generally clueless but here's a free clue for you:

    The Supreme Court already decided on this.

    You're welcome.
     
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    I know they did, but they only did that because it was the right thing to do, not because it was constitutional. We still have to convince people that it really is constitutional, and not just because those unelected bureaucrats said so.
     
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    interesting history.

    it's also constitutional because the Court said so.
     
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    Romney will require that everyone own and read a Bible, it's Constitutional
     
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    not really. the argument was that government couldn't force people to buy something.

    i think the founders did, no?
     
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    I didn't know that. That is interesting. So NY Gun law must be unconstitutional
     
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    Its constitutional because its a tax ... also you didn't find anything because this comparison has been around for as long as the healthcare debate in 2009.
     
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    It's a health-care TAX!!! So of course it is Constitutional.
     

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