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Bob Barr: Yes! ObamaCare is unconstitutional

Bob Barr in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 2:

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson issued a 78-page ruling finding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – more commonly known as “ObamaCare” – to be unconstitutional. His ruling goes beyond even that issued in December by Judge Henry Hudson in another suit challenging the law, brought by Virginia’s attorney general.

One has to search long and hard before one finds a federal case declaring an act of Congress unconstitutional because it exceeded the so-called “commerce clause” powers afforded the Congress in Article I of the Constitution. But this latest decision found this to have been precisely the case. This is a welcome decision and one long overdue. We can only hope that Judge Vinson’s sound constitutional analysis is upheld when the U.S. Supreme Court decides this matter, as it almost certainly will in the near future. If it does, the constitutional principle of limited and enumerated federal government powers will have …read more….

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  1. Julie Kinnear Julie Kinnear February 10, 2011

    The judge is one of those who put their own interests above the interests of ordinary people. He simply ignored the fact that the bill contains some very good provisions which, if repealed, could cause a lot of problems to people diagnosed with serious medical conditions.

  2. paulie paulie February 8, 2011

    Hopefully the US Supreme Court will agree that it is unconstitutional. Meanwhile, states should opt out.

  3. Fun K. Chicken Fun K. Chicken February 8, 2011

    Barr has this one right. ObamaCare is a travesty.

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