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On Obamacare: Don’t Trust the Courts to Uphold the Constitution!

November 19, 2011
Michael Boldin, Tenth Amendment Center

The White House is excited to hear that Obamacare – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – is going to be heard by the Supreme Court.  In a statement, a spokesman said – “We know the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and are confident the Supreme Court will agree.”The sad fact of the matter is this – any president could sign virtually any law and make pretty much the same statement because the Supreme Court almost never strikes down anything as unconstitutional.  And, I might be making an understatement, because from 1937 to 1995, the Supremes didn’t strike down a single federal law as unconstitutional.  Not one in nearly sixty years.

There have been a few since then, but they’re very few and quite far between.

Bottom line? When it comes to limiting federal power, the Supreme Court is NOT to be trusted.  Not only have they utterly failed to uphold the constitution, it’s not really in their interest either.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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