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New Hampshire Dem Discredits U.S. Constitution
Representative Carol Shea-Porter (D-New Hampshire) was asked recently by a talk-radio caller about the constitutionality of the Democrats' government-run healthcare plan. Her response has at least one constitutional expert wondering whether she has ever read the Constitution. "I would point out to you that in the Constitution it also does not say the government can build roads or should build roads," said Shea-Porter. "It also doesn't say the government should make sure the drugs are s
Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
reply to post by Sestias
I would go farther and say "the Constitution" is the most misused word of 2009. Its like a cop-out; when someone challenges one's views, all they have to do is say "read the Constitution" and they think that ends the entire discussion.
Health care reform, like Social Security and Medicaid, are allowed for under the "general welfare clause" of the Constitution. Many if not most Constitutional scholars agree on this.
Originally posted by Maxmars
If the quote in the article is accurate, the Democratic party should be ashamed..., but then, we already know the Republican party doesn't give a rat's behind about the intent or spirit of the law as set forth n the Constitution. In fact, I wonder about some here on our board lately.
[edit on 30-8-2009 by Maxmars]
Try to take away either program now -- I dare you.
In the 1930's some people who objected to Social Security argued that it was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court ruled otherwise.