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    The Mandate and Mug Clause

    Where is the constitutional authority for ObamaCare?

    David Harsanyi | March 24, 2010

    What does it say about your cause that nearly every policy idea you cook up is based in some form or another on coercing the American people?

    When House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.), was asked recently to identify where the Constitution grants Congress the authority to force all Americans to buy health insurance, he replied, "Under several clauses, the good and welfare clause and a couple others."

    For those of you who aren't familiar with the "good and welfare" clause, it states, "The Congress shall have Power to make Citizens of each State compelled to partake of the Privileges of Health Care Insurance, & those who refuse will be fined, charged with a misdemeanor Crime or lashed (or receive Medicaid)."

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    Now, I'm not a lawyer, but I was somewhat surprised to discover that the Constitution features a "good and welfare" clause—though obviously, Washington has done a laudable job fulfilling the latter part of this imaginary passage.

    (We'd be better off mandating that elected officials own copies of the Constitution.)

    It has, actually, been widely speculated that Conyers, a lawyer, was referring to the General Welfare Clause, which gives Congress the authority to tax and spend to promote the general welfare.

    The other "clauses" he mentions are likely the long-abused Commerce Clause, which gives Congress the power to "regulate Commerce ... among the several States."

    Attorneys general from 14 states and other state legislatures disagree with Conyers and already have mounted legal challenges to the constitutionality of individual mandates. Few people believe they will be successful in their admirable cause.

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    What do you mean by reload?
     
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    OMG... I laughed so hard listening to Rush in the car yesterday, I'd have wrecked if I hadn't been parked at the the time. :lol:

    CHAIRMAN OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.... ALL THE SCHOLARS HE KNOWS... OMG!... it's PRICELESS!!! :lol::rofl::lol::lol:
     
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    They mean reload their pants after they lose again.
     
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    I bet he was a huffin and a puffin
     
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    They will then blame the smell on Obama because he made them crap their pants.
     
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    Except for the ones who'll still be able to get their severe cases of the red ass treated under their mom's insurance policy.
     
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    Another wad on their screen after they hear Sarah Palin speak.
     
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