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Originally posted by Maxmars
The truth is, the logical ramifications of this legislation serves to mandate all citizens to be contractually indebted to a private, for-profit, financial insurance institution, under penalty of law. Such a mandate is not, and can never be, "constitutionally" sanctioned without express changes in our social order. No third party, can oblige two free independent persons to enter into a binding contract should either party not wish it.
This law fails the constitutional test, unless the status of citizenship is rewritten to exclude free-will as a factor in contract law. Under this legislation there are no provisions for 'bickering' terms, or negotiating a contract, and thus, it is little more than the government mandating that the insurance industry be supplied, by law, with customers.... always.
Originally posted by Thought Provoker
It's not constitutional to enact arbitrary Federal laws that the States must follow. It is constitutional (and, apparently, traditional) to blackmail the States into "choosing" to enact the very same law "on their own." And guess what? They know all this. They know exactly what they're doing. They know the Supreme Court will likely strike the health "care" bill down. It's a stalling tactic, so everyone sort of forgets about it until suddenly, every citizen will find themselves subject to it anyway because their State "decided" to make it a law.
If at first you don't succeed, try financial terrorism. That always works. Welcome to America.