Finally! Someone, two of them in the Senate, in fact, found their Big Boy Panties and their cajones at the same time.
Tomorrow, Senators DeMint (R-SC) and Ensign (R-NV) will force the Senate to vote on the question that has most bothered Americans about the Obama administration and its minions’ attempt to usurp 1/6 of the American economy: IS THE BILL CONSTITUTIONAL?
“I am incredibly concerned that the Democrats’ proposed individual mandate provision takes away too much freedom and choice from Americans across the country,” said Senator Ensign. “As an American, I felt the obligation to stand up for the individual freedom of every citizen to make their own decision on this issue. I don’t believe Congress has the legal authority to force this mandate on its citizens.”
“Forcing every American to purchase a product is absolutely inconsistent with our Constitution and the freedoms our Founding Fathers hoped to protect,” said Senator DeMint. “This is not at all like car insurance, you can choose not to drive but Americans will have no choice whether to buy government-approved insurance. This is nothing more than a bailout and takeover of insurance companies. We’re forcing Americans to buy insurance under penalty of law and then Washington bureaucrats will then dictate what these companies can sell to Americans. This is not liberty, it is tyranny of good intentions by elites in Washington who think they can plan our lives better than we can.”
The response to this will, of course, be telling. It will be worth almost any price of admission to hear a Demon…errrr…Democrat respond to this, as well as their justifications if they vote that the proposed legislation is constitutional. I am quite certain that if the Democratic majority rules that there is no violation of Constitutional freedoms and the inevitable Supreme Court battle over it falls on the side of the people (which needs to happen before the Supreme Court becomes majority-fouled with progressives), they will come to rue their choice.
As well they should. While drying up on a hot sidewalk somewhere, just like any proper worm.