Sunday, February 28, 2010

Health Care and the Constitution

Let me expand on yesterday's post. Yesterday, we discussed (I monologued) on the opinion that the federal government does not have the constitutional power or authority to use tax dollars to give to other nations, either for humanitarian aid or for other kinds of foreign aid.

I feel the same way about health care.

Where in the constitution is the authority granted to the federal government to provide health insurance to citizens (and non-citizens, for that matter)?

The tenth amendment to the constitution says simply:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

In other words, any power not spelled out as being given to the federal government, is automatically given to the states or the people. If health care isn't a power granted to the federal government, then it doesn't have that power or authority. Am I wrong on this?

As far as I'm concerned, Medicare, Medicaid and ObamaKare are all unconstitutional.

Clearly, all of us who believe in the constitution should oppose ObamaKare in all its forms and any move toward Universal Health Kare. We should also oppose most of the Republican "alternatives," which also grant more power and authority to the federal government than the constitution allows.

As O'Reilly would say.... "Where have I gone wrong?"


Jeff Stone February 28, 2010 at 11:31 PM  

It is not you that went wrong on this subject.
It is all of the well-meaning fools that trample on our Constitution.

Chuck March 1, 2010 at 7:20 AM  

There are few things the federal government does that are allowed/required by the Constitution.

WoFat March 1, 2010 at 9:50 AM  

If a leader can con enough people into supporting him - or her, as the case may be - that leader can do damn near anything. Never mind what the Constitution allows or disallows. Control of the media, more so now than ever before, is essential for tin-pot dictators to run roughshod over the people.

We shall see what happens.

Good blog it is that you run.

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