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Monday, December 7, 2009

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Says Reid Slavery Attack on GOP "Over the Top" - Video 12/7/09

Here is video of Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison reacting to Sen. Harry Reid's outrageous statement today in which he compared opponents to President Obama's Government Health Care Plan to those who supported slavery.

Hutchison said Reid's comments were "so over the top" it is unbelievable, and she said that kind of rhetoric has no place in the Senate. She believes it is a sign of desperation on the part of the Democrats.


B. Johnson,  December 7, 2009 at 7:36 PM  

Neither side of the healthcare issue is acknowledging the following major constitutional problem with Obamacare.

First, given the federal Constitution's silence about public healthcare, the 10th A. automatically reserves government power to regulate healthcare to the states, not the Oval Office and Congress.

In fact, Jefferson, while commenting about the Founder's division of federal and state government powers, had noted that the Founders had trusted the states, not the federal government, with the care of the people.

"Our citizens have wisely formed themselves into one nation as to others and several States as among themselves. To the united nation belong our external and mutual relations; to each State, severally, the care of our persons (emphasis added), our property, our reputation and religious freedom." --Thomas Jefferson: To Rhode Island Assembly, 1801. ME 10:262

Next, contrary to what Obama, Reid and Pelosi and other constitutionally-impaired lawmakers, including Republicans, might think about Obamacare, Congress has no business sticking its big nose into the medical practice in the name of the commerce clause.

“For the power given to Congress by the Constitution does not extend to the internal regulation of the commerce of a State, (that is to say of the commerce between citizen and citizen,) which remain exclusively with its own legislature; but to its external commerce only, that is to say, its commerce with another State, or with foreign nations, or with the Indian tribes.” –Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson’s Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank : 1791.

In fact, the USSC has already tested the idea of Congress regulating medicine, deciding against Congress.

“Direct control of medical practice in the states is obviously beyond the power of Congress.” –-Linder v. United States, 1925.

One reason that the corrupt federal government has greatly overstepped its constitutional limits in healthcare issues is this. Pro-big federal government, outcome-driven justices nominated by constitutionally clueless Socialist FDR perverted the reasonable interpretation of the commerce clause (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3) in the 1930s and 40s. They did so, so that FDR could establish his state sovereignty-ignoring, pro-big federal government New Deal programs.

What Congress is actually required to do if it wants to regulate healthcare is the following. Article V requires Congress to propose an appropriate amendment to the states. The states would then have the choice to either ratify the amendment, surrendering their powers to regulate healthcare to Congress, or to not ratify it, in which case the federal government remains powerless to regulate healthcare.

The bottom line is that the Congressmen who vote yes on Obamacare will make a handy list of lawmakers who need to be charged with treason for blatantly violating their oaths to defend the Constitution.

Finally, the following words of Thomas Jefferson are appropriate for the Congress's exercising of constitutionally nonexistent federal government powers where Obamacare legislation is concerned.

“Where powers are assumed which have not been delegated, a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy.” –Thomas Jefferson: Draft Kentucky Resolutions, 1798.

Larry S December 7, 2009 at 10:38 PM  

You know, no matter how many names you post this under, and no matter how many times you do it, it's still BS. You have NO CLUE how the Tenth Amendment works.

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