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Health Insurance and Enumerated Powers: Congress claims the healthcare bill is Constitutional. Do yo

• James Leroy Wilson
December 29, 2009 Health Insurance and Enumerated Powers: Congress claims the healthcare bill is Constitutional. Do you agree? Posted by James Leroy Wilson The Enumerated Powers Act (EPA) requires that every bill must specify its source of Constitutional authority. This would prove very embarrassing to Congress, because there is no Constitutional authority for most of what they pass. Good news! Two more House members have co-sponored EPA over the past month, bringing the toal to 56. Sadly, the Senate is still stuck at 22 co-sponsors. You can find . . .

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Comment by Kitty Antonik Wakfer
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"..[P]romote the general Welfare,.." is the catch all phrase in the US Constitution Preamble that allows for anything to be done by Congress, no matter what the personal intentions were of the Founding Fathers. If government funding (money taken via all types of taxes) is being used to then pay for "health care" (already viewed and desired by many as "general Welfare", if not an actual "right"), then it logically follows that one measure (of many) to control costs - since taxpayers will eventually at least complain - is to require that everyone purchase the "insurance" decreed by Congress. (More fatal flaws in the Preamble and Bill of Rights - )

The Constitution and the philosophy underlying it are the sources of many more problems than most USers realize. Simply removing one political party from control of Congress and/or the White House does nothing to remove the problem since all political parties are supporters of the State. To begin towards a solution, one needs to examine the idea that rulers and ruled are necessary for an orderly society - that government is a "necessary" evil.

BTW, what is source of photo being used here? What is the date and actual location for this pic? Would like to know what was the subject of the "discussion" that was so boring/unimportant that at least 2 attendees (reps? staff?) played solitaire as some member made a formal speech.

Kitty Antonik Wakfer
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