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Obamacare condemned for taxing just ‘existing’

September 5, 2010
Bob Unruh

Brief argues Congress, president thumbed noses at Constitution

Democrats in Congress and President Obama thumbed their noses at the U.S. Constitution in approving Obamacare, the president’s plan that essentially nationalizes the health-care decision-making process, according to a legal brief filed in support of a lawsuit challenging the March law.

“Congress is trying to use the Commerce Clause to justify compelling citizens into involuntarily engaging in commerce,” said the brief filed today by Liberty Counsel, which is representing Liberty University and employees.

“Congress is mandating that people who are not engaged in the economic activity of purchasing health insurance must now engage in that activity or be assessed a civil penalty,” the brief states.

“Congress here is regulating people who [are] not engaged in any activity. … Here, people are regulated for simply existing,” the brief said.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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