|ObamaCare is constitutional|
Letter to the Editor:
Last week in this column, reference was made to Mr. Michael Connelly, “a retired attorney and constitutional lawyer,” and his opinion that parts of the Affordable Health Care Choices Act were unconstitutional.
Mr. Connelly certainly has a right to his own opinion, but nine justices with a mandate to determine constitutionality of this act have already ruled in its favor. The supremes (the justices, not the singing group) not only had an opinion, but it is now the authoritative opinion on this matter.This is not to say that the Supreme Court always gets it right, witness Dred Scott v. Sanford (Fugitive Slave Act), Korematsu vs. U.S. (Japanese internment), Plessy v. Ferguson (apartheid), Bush v. Gore (political appointment to the highest office by the judiciary) and Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (corporate personhood and votes for sale to the highest bidder).
Nevertheless, when the Supreme Court says something is constitutional, until such time that it might be reversed by a subsequent court, by definition, it is constitutional.
Not only is ObamaCare constitutional, but, one, it was passed by Congress and the time for negotiation was during that legislative process; two, it has survived 42 attempts by the House to repeal it; and three, the 2012 presidential election served as a referendum confirming it. Let’s move on.
|Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:47 PM|