Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Quote of the Day: Virginia v. Sebelius

Neither the Supreme Court nor any federal circuit court of appeals has extended Commerce Clause powers to compel an individual to involuntarily enter the stream of commerce by purchasing a commodity in the private market. In doing so, enactment of the [individual mandate] exceeds the Commerce Clause powers vested in Congress under Article I [of the Constitution.]

Despite the laudable intentions of Congress in enacting a comprehensive and transformative health care regime, the legislative process must still operate within constitutional bounds.... Salutatory goals and creative drafting have never been sufficient to offset an absence of enumerated powers.
HT: #1 Son

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