Here's three reasons the recent Senate healthcare bill is unconstitutional:
1. There is no where the Constitution says the Federal Government has any jurisdiction on the matter of healthcare.
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.
Unless the Constitution specifically gives the federal government authority, it’s up to the states. Period, end of story, that’s what the Law of the Land says in plain English.
But you use 'socialist’ roads, fire departments, etc.; what's the problem? Sorry... those things are the state and local business, and any federal involvement is very likely unconstitutional.
2. This bill also mandates that you buy something (health insurance) from another person. There's nothing in the Constitution that allows this.
If the government can require us to buy health insurance we are creating a precedent that the government can require us to buy whatever they want, at the benefit of anyone they want.
3. Another dirty section in this bill that is blatantly unconstitutional: The ‘sweet deals’ Democrats gave two states in exchange for votes. The federal government picks up the tab for certain expenses only for those two states.
Article One, Section Eight:
…all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be
uniform throughout the United States;
Healthcare needs reform badly but settling for unconstitutional reform puts the country even further behind. Good intentions don’t make a bill Constitutional.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.
There's sure to be alot more unconstitutional things about this bill, can you think of any more? It's real sad that the reform has turned out like this but that was to be expected; until we change the system, particularly Congress and our fiat money scam, there's no hope things will get better.