ObamaCare... What Would Jefferson Do? Nullify For Certain

By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA

h/t Donald Borsch (for the link)

With the passage of ObamaCare a question as obvious as the nose on ones face has been raised. The question... Is the government mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insure constitutional? In response to that question fourteen states to date have answered by filing lawsuits against the federal government.

Article Ten of The Bill of Rights states, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectfully, or to the people." I have yet to find any wording in the Constitution that grants the federal government the right to force citizens to purchase and product, service, or anything else.

There are indeed many who will point to the "general welfare" clause as empowering the federal government to do almost anything it wished at any in so long as it meets the liberalized view of "the general welfare." This clause, more than any other is responsible for the progressives and liberal New York Lawyers finding ever new and almost limitless federal powers.

James Madison wrote "powers delegated" to the federal government were to be "few and defined." He went on to say those of the states are "numerous and indefinite." Thomas Jefferson in his 1798 Kentucky Resolutions outlined his theory of nullification. Jefferson said in essence that the constitution is a compact between the states where the federal government was granted limited powers. Any powers assumed by the federal government that were not expressly delegated to it in the constitution automatically became null and void. In other words unenforceable.

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  1. And this is exactly why we need supreme court justices who adhere to the intent and wording of the Constitution and not those who base it on case law or justify actions based on the preamble. The preamble for goodness sake.

    The lefties tend to forget that the general welfare clause starts with "we the people" and not "we the politicians". That preamble is why the Constitution was formed not how it should be executied. That preamble states that we are giving the powers specifically designated in the articles of the document for those reasons and not that those are the powers we're granting. They also seem to forget about that "secure the blessings of liberty" part of it as their general welfare seriously infringes on my liberty.

  2. People have forgotten that we have 3 branches of government, each with equal power. Everyone thinks in terms of President and Congress. I think it's time for the Supreme Court to step up and uphold the Constitution like it is suppose to.


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