Restrained by the Constitution

by Ken Connor

“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” Thomas Jefferson

On December 13, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson issued a decision on the Commonwealth of Virginia’s challenge to the constitutionality of Obamacare’s “minimal essential coverage provision,” sparking a flurry of controversy and commentary by declaring that neither the Interstate Commerce nor the General Welfare clauses of the Constitution permits Congress to mandate that Americans purchase health insurance.

As a conservative, of course I am delighted with the decision.  As an attorney, I am impressed by Judge Hudson’s admirable exercise of judicial restraint in crafting his opinion. Continue reading . . .

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