Obama if congress passes bill it is constitutional

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    Why is there even an amendment procedure within the constitution if what the president says is true? If a majority of congress can pass a bill and it therefore immediately becomes constitutional then why is there even a section on amendments? Our president is supposed to be a constitutional professor you would think he would know that.

    Obama: Supreme Court won?t overturn health care law - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com
     
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    Lets face it Obama wants to be a dictator. Its his way or the highway. And the people on the left are to dumb to see it
     
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    Here's another from Yahoo news....I think Obama is a little worried! :clap2:

    Obama Warns 'unelected' Supreme Court Against Striking Down Health Law | Fox News
     
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    Funny story: Turns out the Constitution has no clause at all to deal with what happens should Congress pass an Unconstitutional law and a President sign it into being. Judicial Review came later. It's generally accepted that the SCOTUS has the implied power of striking down a law as unconstitutional via the idea that as the highest court in the land, if they set a precedent of tossing out convictions or cases related to a law, that will render the law moot.

    So if you're a strict Constitutionalist, and if you're really upset about the SCOTUS and activist judges, you're kinda stuck with any law passed by Congress as we still haven't amended the Constitution to address that issue. We just go by the implied idea of Judicial Review.
     
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    Funny we don't seem to hear much in this case from that portion of the Right, a very big portion,

    that constantly rants against the 'unelected' judges who wield too much power to overthrow the will of the People.
     
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    do you not understand what the president said?

    i hope not. because if you do understand it and wrote what you said in your o/p, anyway, then you're dishonest.
     
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    Judicial review actually pre-dated the Constitution

    Judicial review in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    and thus one can fairly conclude that the founders were well aware of its existence.
     
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    He may have just pissed the SCOTUS off enough to get them to decide against him.



    the mandate has ZIP to do with covering pre-existing conditions, and Obama knows it. The mandate is how he expects to PAY for Obamacare. No mandate. 95% of the law will collapse for lack of funding.
     
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    that would be because Obamacare was NOT the will of the people, jackass. The majority are still against it.
     
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    he's an idiot and he's butt hurt too.. just imagine someone questioning his highness' authority.. :badgrin:
     

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