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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Hey, did y'all hear Obama's latest comment?

    "We liberals stand for causes that are too important to allow unelected judges to force their own biases on an unwilling nation."
    What do you think about that?

    It was not unelected judges who were responsible for trying to force this mess on an unwilling nation.
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    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    It was not unelected judges who were responsible for trying to force this mess on an unwilling nation.
    Now don't confuse the Libbys with facts. We know that President Obama is sweating bullets about his and Pelosi's HC bill going down like the Titanic. His comments to the Supremes is his way to point to "someone else" being responsible for the failure of his bill. I guess Nancy and the President should have "read it before they passed it.

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    The purpose is to highlight the fact that we have a representative democracy where laws should not be overturned by the courts if at all possible.
    It's always possible to not strike down a law, but unconstitutional laws should be struck down.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    It's always possible to not strike down a law, but unconstitutional laws should be struck down.
    Certainly. But this one isn't unconstitutional.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Certainly. But this one isn't unconstitutional.
    Sez you... the court may not share your opinion. We'll know soon enough.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    It would send tingles down my legs.
    Didn't Chris Mathews get a tingle or 'something down his leg' when he heard President Obama speak.

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Certainly. But this one isn't unconstitutional.
    On what basis you believe the individual mandate is constitutional?
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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    On what basis you believe the individual mandate is constitutional?
    Pretty basic. Congress has virtually unlimited power to regulate interstate commerce. Health insurance is interstate commerce. Q.E.D....
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    He "warned them"? He said he was confident that it will be upheld.....


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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Pretty basic. Congress has virtually unlimited power to regulate interstate commerce. Health insurance is interstate commerce. Q.E.D....
    "Regulating interstate commerce" is not the same as mandating the purchase of a product.
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