Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Here's a chance for the courts to actually help

Most conservatives are opposed to the litigation fever that has swept the country over the past few decades. It is difficult to have a civil society when everyone fears his neighbor and friends because they may join the litigation lottery by suing him at any moment.
But it is tempting not to applaud the mass of lawsuits being filed by more than a dozen states. They do not seek "pain and suffering" compensation -- although perhaps that is warranted. Instead, they seek to overturn Obamacare.
The legislation is fraught with problems.
But the main problem is that it violates the Constitution.
Liberals don't think much of the Constitution. It gets in their way. But it is the only thing that ensures our freedom.
Obamacare is unconstitutional because it requires Americans to buy a product from a private party. The government has no such authority.
If it had that authority, the federal government could also require people to buy a GM car. GM is now an agency of the federal government and labor unions.
The fact that liberals want the government to have that authority does not mean it is the case, yet.
With the lawsuits pending, it isn't surprising that Obama is hurrying to find a red-hot leftwinger for the Supreme Court.

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