In the matter of the State of Michigan v. the United States government regarding the constitutionality of Obamacare, a Michigan judge recently ruled in favor of the Justice Department allowing the federal government to require its citizens to purchase health insurance. The judge was asked by the state of Michigan to rule on the constitutionality of this requirement.
In his essay in support of his ruling the judge cited his belief that Obamacare can’t work without the requirement that all citizens be required to buy health insurance.
In his ruling the judge sidestepped the constitutionality question. Nowhere did he cite constitutional law, constitutional precedent or the intentions of the founding fathers.
Rather, he came at the question from the viewpoint that Obamacare is the law of the land, not the constitution, and, therefore, asked the question, is it necessary to require that all citizens purchase health insurance in order that Obamacare becomes a viable alternative to a free market healthcare system.
This is a perfect example of the consequences of elections. When we elect liberals to office they in turn appoint leftist judges. Leftist judges pay no mind to the constitution because the constitution is nothing more than an impediment to liberal politics.
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