Health Care Mandate Sparks Constitutional Debate

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    Health Care Mandate Sparks Constitutional Debate - Political News - FOXNews.com
     
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    since when is the constitution considered by the federal government?
     
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    The health care debate is not a constitutional issue, at least not to those who are informed on the law, American history, the Constitution, you know . . . the things that count.

    Quit playing for political points. You tried that last year, and you lost. You keep it up, and you will lose worse next year.
     
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    I agree with the OP in that forcing people to buy something from a private company would be unconstitutional. If you compare Social Security to a mandate that includes a public option then I don't think we have a problem as long as the government implements and runs it. The existence thing could also be illustrated by the draft.........you're just sitting there existing but there's a war on and we need personnel, you're still obligated to show up.
     
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    Of course it's not a constitutional issue. If it was then the federal government clearly couldnt do it because they have no authority to interfere in health care.
     
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    Thus the federal government, under the "welfare clause", can mandate health care. Thanks, Avi. Let's move on.
     

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