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Which section of the Constitution allows the federal government into Health Care?

No powers can be exercised by the Congress which are prohibited by the Constitution or which are contrary to its spirit.

Justice John McLean, Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1857

The 10th Amendment to the Constitution sets up a barrier to prevent the federal government from overstepping its bounds and bringing on the excesses from which the founding fathers were trying to extricate themselves.  The wording is clear and simple:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution itself specifically lists the sole powers that are granted to Congress.  No matter how many ways one chooses to read these words, there is nothing that even hints that the US government should be involved in health care.  At best, these matters should be left to the states.

Our founders were well-versed in the history of politics, and they were able to take a bird’s-eye view of the civilizations across the centuries.  They fully understood the dangers of a government that begins to take on too much power, and to involve itself inextricably in determining the everyday lives of the citizens.  They discussed the ways they could establish a governing system that would keep the power in the hands of the people and create checks and balances, knowing that giving power to a group of people gave opportunity for that power to corrupt.

What are we to do when the President and Congress begin to try to change the rules so that they can continue gaining more control over our nation, our resources, our decision-making, and  the lives of our citizenry?

Some states have begun to set up their own legislation to oppose these draconian infrignements of the US government.  See previous post.

For a more detailed discussion on what the constitution says about the government’s actions, see this site: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=106694

If you want to let your voice be heard: 

Please take a minute to sign this petition keeping Government control OUT of healthcare.


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