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Federal court rules ObamaCare’s individual mandate is unconstitutional

Slackers, liberals, MSM (but I repeat myself) hardest hit.  Excerpt:

An appeals court ruled Friday that President Barack Obama’s healthcare law requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional, a blow to the White House.

The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, found that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but also ruled that the rest of the wide-ranging law could remain in effect.

The legality of the so-called individual mandate, a cornerstone of the 2010 healthcare law, is widely expected to be decided by the Supreme Court. The Obama administration has defended the provision as constitutional.

The case stems from a challenge by 26 U.S. states which had argued the individual mandate, set to go into effect in 2014, was unconstitutional because Congress could not force Americans to buy health insurance or face the prospect of a penalty.

This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that insurance product every month for their entire lives,” a divided three-judge panel said.

And why must we render liberals impotent in politics?  For #sshats like this guy:

…One of the three judges of the appeals court panel, Stanley Marcus, agreed with the administration in dissenting from the majority opinion. The majority “has ignored the undeniable fact that Congress’ commerce power has grown exponentially over the past two centuries and is now generally accepted as having afforded Congress the authority to create rules regulating large areas of our national economy,” Marcus wrote.

Just another turn in the road on the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.  But take victories like this as we get them, folks. 🙂

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August 12, 2011 - Posted by | health care, judiciary, Obama

6 Comments »

  1. Who the hell needs judges like this Stanley Marcus, and a bunch of others, who insist on making decisions outside the provisions of the Constitution via perceived power that Congress has taken over the last two centuries. Fire the SOB and send him packing to the retired circus clowns home. “Generally accepted” my butt.

    Comment by J. Guidry, Battlefield, MO. | August 12, 2011

  2. “Congress’ commerce power has grown exponentially over the past two centuries and is now generally accepted as having afforded Congress the authority to create rules regulating large areas of our national economy,”

    That is the exact reason why this law needs to be overturned. Thanks liberals for making our argument that the Constitution has been abused beyond the original intent for to many years, and it’s time to roll it back or change the Constitution through the Amendment Process like our Founding Fathers intended.

    Comment by Steve | August 12, 2011

  3. Clinton nominated Marcus to the Eleventh Circuit in ’97, at a time when the GOP controlled the Senate. Marcus was unanimously confirmed by that Senate. It’s no laughing matter when you have someone like this who belives congress now has the right to compel us to purchase a product anyone with an IQ higher than their shoe size, knows is a bad deal. But then again, you have the 9th Circuit who now believes they hold not only judicial authority but legislative authority as well. I think this just proves that resist we much, we must, and we will much, about that … be committed.

    Comment by Im_bonafide | August 12, 2011

  4. “I think this just proves that resist we much, we must, and we will much, about that … be committed.”

    Al Sharpton couldn’t have said that better his ownself.

    Comment by Dux | August 13, 2011

  5. LOL, DUX! 😆

    Comment by crushliberalism | August 14, 2011

  6. Dux, you crack me up! 🙂

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | August 15, 2011


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