Obamacare Ruled Unconstitutional in Federal Court

by Jason Stotts

Today is a wonderful day and a cause for celebration.  U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson sided with 26 states in their argument that Obama’s socialistic push for control of healthcare was unconstitutional.  He agreed that the “invidual mandate,” aka the government’s right to coerce it’s citizens to buy the things it wants them to buy, was flatly unconstitutional, saying:

It is difficult to imagine that a nation which began, at least in part, as the result of opposition to a British mandate giving the East India Company a monopoly and imposing a nominal tax on all tea sold in America would have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place. (via Slate)

I couldn’t have said it better myself.  Furthermore, he argued that since the individual mandate was clearly unconstitutional and that it was not severable from the bill itself, the entire bill must be null and void.

Of course, the battle doesn’t end here.  The president will certainly file an injunction and the case will go to the U.S. Supreme Court, where hopefully they will do the right thing and throw the whole mess out.

Nevertheless, today is still cause to celebrate the first really good thing to happen to that monstrosity and hopefully we an look forward to it being thrown out entirely, hopefully with social security, medicare, and medicaid along with it.

1 Response to “Obamacare Ruled Unconstitutional in Federal Court”

  1. Yakuza

    Car insurance madnated by government is also bad. As just one example, liability insurance (never mind madnated liability insurance) wouldn’t exist on a large scale in a free market. It subsidizes owners and makers of expensive cars as well as insurance companies who don’t want to compete freely. Insurance on my Porsche costs less because everyone else around me has to pay for damaging my car because of this mandate. PS If roads were private, traffic gridlock would be bad customer service.