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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Senate Republicans Blast Totally Partisan Approach of Obama and the Democrats on Health Care - Video 12/6/09

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Here is video of Senate Republicans blasting the Democrats' totally non-bipartisan approach to Health Care Reform. Mitch McConnell pointed out that today, President Obama is meeting with Democrats only - not with any Republicans.

John McCain pointed out Obama's promise during the 2008 campaign that he would "bring a new tone" to Washington, and work in a bipartisan way to get things done. McCain said it simply is not happening.

4 comments:

B. Johnson,  December 6, 2009 at 11:33 PM  

These constitutionally clueless senators are barking up the wrong tree anyway. Please consider the following.

I hope that Constitution-defending patriots start pointing out the following major constitutional problem with Obamacare. Please consider the writings by constitutional experts on this issue.

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.

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 HoR’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 12:06 AM  

Goodness, a little knowledge is, indeed, a dangerous thing.

Quoting Thomas Jefferson on the Commerce Clause and trying to solve 21st century issues within 18th century limitations is ludicrous. ESPECIALLY when the Louisians Purchase, as effected
by the same Thomas Jefferson, was probably the most unconstitutional act ever!

But it's even daffier to talk about nullification as a valid legal premise. That whole concept was pretty well debunked with that little thing called the Civil War.

As for Obama not meeting with Republicans, get real. Republicans have stated ad mauseum that they're not going to vote for the bill; why would ANYBODY waste time talking to them at this point? The GOP is acting like a 2 yr old throwing a tantrum and then crying because they haven't been invited to the party!

omega-3 December 7, 2009 at 2:52 AM  

The Republicans can't mount any successful effort against Pelosi/Romney/Obamacare because they don't believe in smaller government. They concentrate on tangential issues (partisanship) that nobody cares about.

VinceP1974 December 7, 2009 at 2:14 PM  

I love when Leftists complain about people quoting Jefferson about 21st Century problems as if their Karl Marxist "solutions" are any better.

Retards

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