Sunday, October 25, 2009

Serious Like A Heart Attack II: The Prequel - Senate Judiciary Chairman Unable to Say Where Constitution Authorizes Congress to Order Americans to Buy Health Insurance

That little gem was posted the day before Rep. Pelosi claimed R. U. Sirius gave Congress the authority for the insurance mandate act. Excuse me? No, I'm pretty sure she said "R. U. Sirius." That just makes more sense.

Leahy, whose committee is responsible for vetting Supreme Court nominees, was asked by where in the Constitution Congress is specifically granted the authority to require that every American purchase health insurance. Leahy answered by saying that “nobody questions” Congress’ authority for such an action.
That's the same answer I would give if asked "Why is everything so screwed up anyway?" Perhaps a more direct question was called for:

What he should have asked was, “Madam Speaker, do you really think the Supreme Court would let you get away with such a blatantly unconstitutional move?” Had he done that, Pelosi could have said, “What a ridiculous question. They always do!”

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