Federal judge says ObamaCare is unconstitutional, Nancy Pelosi says, “Are you serious? Are you serious?”

by editor on December 14, 2010

Our headline is actually in reverse chronological order. As you’ll see in this story.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson ruled that the government can’t force you to buy health insurance. In other words, ObamaCare is unconstitutional.

With that in mind, you may recall the incident last October when a reporter asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if she could pinpoint the part of the Constitution that authorized Congress to mandate that all Americans purchase healthcare insurance.

Reporter: “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?

Pelosi: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”

Reporter: “Yes, yes I am.”

Don’t look now, Nancy hon, but we’re pretty sure Judge Hudson is serious, too.

Source: Associated Press

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rich

a judge says its unconstitutional to mandate people to purchase insurance, then why the hell have i been paying for car insurance all these years and why haven’t those idiot tea baggers ever protested that?

Omar
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Omar

Apples and oranges, my friend…

You are under no obligation to drive a car. You can walk, take the bus, ride a bycicle, and no car insurance is necessary for that. And the car insurance you’re required to buy is for liability for the other persons involved in the wreck if it’s your fault.

Obamacare on the other hand, will force you to buy a health insurance policy for yourself merely because you are alive and draw breath. You cannot choose not to buy health insurance without being punished by the government. It’s pretty much a tax for being alive.
If you choose to go without insurance, and pay cash every time you need to go see a doctor (which is perfectly legal, just like any other contract you decide to engage with another private party), the government will go after you because you did not comply with their orders.

Oh, and these new federal mandates and collection of penalties will be enforced by the IRS and their power to seize your property and point their guns at you if you refuse.
Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

The “teabaggers” are just trying to contain the federal beast before it gets even more out of control than it already is. They care about your freedom just as much as their own. That’s why they’re very vocal about it. You are under no obligation to stand alongside them, or even to agree with them…but they’re free sovereign Americans just like you and are trying to protect your rights from the federal leviathan while a “peaceable redress of grievances” is still possible. So a little more respect for your fellow citizens would be greatly appreciated.

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whiskeyriver

Very good reply to little richie Omar. The only thing I would add is since gooberment requires me to carry insurance on my vehicles, gooberment should tell insurance companies how much they can charge. That would mean tossing stupid lawsuits, sorry, tort reform, so that ain’t going to happen, but it pisses me off that I have to pay so much for car insurance when I have never been in a wreck. I have not gotten a traffic ticket, for speeding or anything else, in over 18 years but I still pay through the nose for insurance. So do you and it’s all because of ambulance chasing lawyers, needless lawsuits and a reluctance from our elected elite to pass tort reform laws. After all, they don’t want to kill the golden goose that made them the money they needed to run for office.

Omar
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Omar

True, but it’s also worth pointing out that the liability insurance requirement for cars is imposed by each state government, and varies from state to state.
But nowhere in the Constitution of the United States does it say that the federal government has the authority to force you to buy health insurance, or anything else, just because you exist.
Yes, we pay income tax and social security, but if you want to not pay income tax, then don’t earn income. (the 16th amendment should be repealed too, but I digress…)
If the courts don’t smack down this healthcare BS, then what CAN’T the fedgov force you to do?
Are we all property of the federales now? Because thats what obamapelosireid asserted when they passed this thing. F*** that sh*t.

KimmyQueen
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I also seriously dislike the equivalency here…

I am not a car… I will never be a car… I don’t look like a car and I dont work like a car.

Forcing me to insure myself as if I was a car is disgusting and insulting.

Omar
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Omar

Totally agree with you here.That is a side effect of dealing with a government bureaucracy. We are not human beings, but just a number on a list.

KimmyQueen
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Glenn Beck this week has been talking about liberals being ranchers and us the US citizen being cows. They are building fences around us to “protect” us (read control us) because we are valuable for what we can give to the govt (money, our time and talents). It is sad to see it in black and white but it is true. We are no longer surrounding these people, hence why they feel it is ok to consider us to be instruments for their use instead of the other way around.

Necron_99
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Necron_99

Hey rich, we need some clarification here… these “idiot tea baggers” you refer to: Would they be the ‘San Fransisco Tenderloin variety of libtard gay males who vote dumbocrat and like to dip their gonads in the mouths of other gay males’, the ‘Key West variety of libtard gay males who vote dumbocrat and like to dip their gonads in the mouths of other gay males’, or the New York City East Village variety of libtard gay males who vote dumbocrat and like to dip their gonads in the mouths of other gay males’?

KimmyQueen
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Rich…

Listen please don’t hurt yourself. I DON’T HAVE to drive a car. It is a choice. HOWEVER if I so choose to drive a car the state must know who am I because IF something bad happens I have to be held accountable, also in order to indemnify myself or others from accidents were others are culpable or where I am at fault, and I must have a way to do that and hence insurance. Driving a car is not a solitary experience it involves hundreds and of people at a time, it is a matter of public safety.

Health is a completely different matter. Me or You being unhealthy doesn’t pose a public safety issue regardless of what Michelle says. If we are talking someone spreading disease on purpose that is a CRIMINAL ACT, it doesn’t mean that people everywhere have to be forced to get insurance because the actions of that person is not our responsibility. Unfortunately certain people get sick or hurt due to the actions of others, but once again it is a criminal act that me and you as citizens shouldn’t have to pay. We can HELP of course, but we shouldn’t be forced to pay for that by the government for reasons I will say below.

Just because someone decides that they want an abortion, I don’t have to pay for that with my insurance purchase. If someone decides to be fat and get diabetes… why should I pay for their insulin? If someone decides to sky dive and break their bones… you get the point. I am responsible for MY OWN health and the costs of it especially when I do something that causes it to go down.

I understand the need for charitable endevours and they are of the utmost necessity, but I believe that charitable efforts should be reserved for communities, religious/faith-based entities, neighborhoods, individuals and private companies. The IRS is not a charitable foundation. The government needs to stay away. There is no way for me to know that if I give the government $100 in order to help a child get dental work done (as an example) that the $100 will actually go to that… chances are high that the money will go to something else that I don’t want my money to go to. Government has proven themselves to not be good stewards of our money and our time and it is DIFFICULT to keep government accountable. It is far easier to keep the aforementioned entities accountable to how they use my money that I so CHOSE to give to them for the use for the things that I want them to use it for.

This healthcare business is meant to take my money and put it in things that I don’t approve of OR I am not responsible for. I don’t MIND helping and being charitable, but charity shouldn’t be FORCED and compelled under duress which is what taxation and prison time threat does.

Vic
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Vic

Did you see today, where Obomie-the-commie said, he doesn’t think we are seeing what he is doing as a “success”. WTF?????????

mr. mojo risin
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Would someone please throw a bucket os water on this witch and be done with it. Thank you, uh, Thank you very much !

YT
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YT

I wonder if this application of the commerce clause will provide precedent to go back and re-question other programs. Big sister already does much that doesn’t fall under the constituion.

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RockingHorseGuy
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She answered the question with a question, because that’s her way out of it when she doesn’t have an answer. “Why do you always answer a question with a question?” “Do I do that?”