“While this case raises a host of complex constitutional issues,” Hudson wrote, “all seem to distill to the single question of whether or not Congress has the power to regulate – and tax – a citizen’s decision not to participate in interstate commerce.”
As Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli observed, “The government cannot draft an unwilling citizen into commerce just so it can regulate him under the Commerce Clause.”
ObamaCare’s mandate redefines the individual’s relationship to Washington, D.C. If it can compel Americans to buy health insurance, why can’t it force each American to join a gym or eat bran?
This after Missouri overwhelmingly voted by a 3 to 1 margin to nix any mandate on its state residents to purchase Obamacare. It is crystal clear. States Rebelling Against ObamaCare. Forbes.
Even so, the Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act demonstrates the popular will. If the majority of states are fighting ObamaCare, that says the public doesn’t want what Obama is selling.
Politicians may ignore some of the voters some of the time, but they can’t ignore most of the voters all of the time. And that’s exactly what the Obama administration and the Democratic leadership have been doing.
But will the willfully malicious Democrats in Washington, D.C. continue to force their poisonous agenda on the citizenry that do not want it?