Dutch Medal count Paralympics Rio 17 gold 19 silver 26 bronze
BLADE BABE STRIKES AGAIN!!!
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
It looks like states may be able to opt out of this without the feds being able to wit hold Medicaid funds from them, this little sub opinion may in actuality be the biggest opinion that makes obama care an impotent threat.
One who makes himself a worm cannot complain when tread upon.
"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."
-- Adam Smith
If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
The heavily abused "general welfare" clause is related to the welfare of the nation and not the individual.
Our Constitution provides a list of the powers of the Congress in Article One, Section Eight to wit:
"The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States"
The "general Welfare" clause did not and does not indicate that individual persons should be a part of a forced purchase of any kind. According to today's news, the mandate has been upheld as a tax and as such that tax does not provide for common defense, pay debts, nor promote the general welfare of the nation.
"Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again; poor fools, and their grand-children are once more slaves." - D. H. Lawrence
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.