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A Constitution of Convenience

• Free Patriot Press
A federal appeals court ruled that the “individual mandate” imposed by the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” to be unconstitutional. Federal District Court Judge Henry Hudson has sided with the Commonwealth of Virginia, ruling that part of the federal health care reform law violates the U.S. Constitution. Now, we wait to see if the Supreme Court will hear this case or one of the other cases yet to be heard by a lower federal court. The Supreme Court may decide to combine the cases once they reach that level. Am I the only person that finds it a bit odd that courts (and the federal government in general) are picking and choosing which parts of the constitution to follow? I do not say this as an “advocate” for the Constitution – as I would prefer the Article of Confederation been retained – but as an advocate for limited government (though I prefer self-government). The Constitution was ratified with the intent of delegating specific authorities to the newly created federal

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