Huhhhh? With Obama taking the lead, congressional Democrats have been embracing the idea that government power is virtually unlimited – a view in obvious contradiction with proper, limited role of government found in the Constitution.
The Constitution, with all its messy checks and balances and its attempt to limit government to only certain “enumerated powers,” is little more than a nuisance. “I don’t worry about the Constitution,” if it gets in the way of passing legislation, Rep. Phil Hare (D., Ill.) told a town-hall meeting. And Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) (D., S.C.), the third-highest-ranking Democrat in the House, proudly told Fox News, “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says that the federal government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do.”It makes one wonder why members of Congress take that silly oath to “support and defend the Constitution” when they are sworn into office.
“Are you serious?” responded a stunned and baffled Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) when asked about the constitutionality of the health-care bill. But, given the Left’s view of permissible government power, Pelosi’s surprise may have been forgivable. After all, during her confirmation hearings, our newest Supreme Court justice, Elena Kagan, famously said that she sees no constitutional impediment to Congress’s passing a law that required every American to eat a minimum daily amount of fruits and vegetables.
What happens to Americans who don’t want to eat a minimum daily amount of fruits and veggies? Or to put it in real world terms…what happens to individual Americans who refuse to buy health insurance by January 1, 2014? Are they at liberty to say, no thanks” to ObamaCare and not have to pay huge fines?
A: If you don’t buy coverage and go without it for three months or longer, you’ll be charged a tax penalty by the government.
Happy Constitution Day from ….@theDemocrats:
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 17, 2013
The Phil Hare video, taken by St. Louis blogger, Adam Sharp at a town hall in 2010 is a classic. It tells you all you need to know about what the average Dem thinks about the Constitution.