>Sayeth Your Masters

From this article we learn about amazing new powers granted to Congress:

Sen. Lincoln: Congress Can Force Americans to Buy Health Insurance Because Constitution ‘Charges Congress With the Health’ of the People
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
By Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) told CNSNews.com that Congress has the authority to force individual Americans to buy health insurance because the U.S. Constitution “charges Congress with the health and well-being of the people.”

The words “health” and “well-being” do not appear anywhere in the Constitution.

The Congressional Budget Office has determined that in the entire history of the United States the federal government has never mandated that Americans buy any good or service. Both the House and Senate health care bills, however, include provisions that require all legal residents of the U.S. to purchase health insurance, a provision whose constitutionality has been qiuestioned by, among others, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R.-Utah), the former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

At a press conference on Capitol Hill, CNSNews.com asked Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Blanche Lincoln the following question: “What part of the Constitution do you think gives Congress the authority to mandate that individuals have to purchase health insurance?”

Lincoln did not answer the question during the press conference but spoke to CNSNews.com in the Dirksen Senate Office Building immediately afterward. CNSNews.com asked her there: ‘You didn’t respond to my constitutionality question during the press conference, and what was your reaction to, your answer to the question?”

“Well, I just think the Constitution charges Congress with the health and well-being of the people,” Lincoln said.

CNSNews.com then asked the Senator: “So, what area though? You’re saying the health and well-being. What area, though, does that fall under?”

“The health and well-being of the people of the country,” she replied…

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3 responses to “>Sayeth Your Masters

  1. >Think about what this line of reasoning – that the government can force you to buy health insurance, on pain of fines and/or prison – leads to:1) "We can force you to buy health insurance" leads to…2) "We can force you to buy a new 'clean' car (GM-made, of course, it is in the interest of "The People")" leads to…3) "We can force you to spend every dime of whatever we leave you after taxes on anything we want to, because it is in the interest of The People" leads to…4) "You have too much of X, and we can force you to "give it back" to The People."Folks, this line of reasoning leads directly to the abolition of all private property. This is Socialism at best, and Communism (Socialism at the point of a gun) at worst.My grandfather ran from Russia to get away from this shit 85 years ago, so that his kids, grandkids, etc. would have a chance for a better life. I'm not running, because there's no place to run to.

  2. >Oh, by the way, Arkansas citizens get a crack at Senatress Lincoln next year.Y'all promote her and her arrogance to the private sector…PLEASE!

  3. >First off, these idiots need to actually read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, because they certainly do not know what it says.We need a total change of leadership in our nation. Next year can be the start. 2012 can ease more of these idiots into the unemployment line. The first items on the agenda can be the repeal of this kind of garbage. The next can be the cutting of power of the EPA and other rogue agencies. Do away with several of them, like say, the BAFTE.