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Today a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the 11th Circuit is hearing oral arguments about the constitutionality of the federal health care bill signed into law by President Obama. Florida has joined 25 other states and the National Federation of Independent Business in filing a lawsuit arguing that the individual mandate is unconstitutional.
Just now on television I heard a supporter of the lawsuit arguing, “The issue goes beyond health care. If Congress can force people to buy a product, what can’t they do?” A big part of the debate is whether the failure to purchase health insurance is an activity, and thus something that could possibly be considered “commerce” that can be regulated by Congress under the Constitution.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?