On October 29th a Washington reporter asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi a simple question; “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” Speaker Pelosi responded, “Are you serious?”
Later one of Pelosi’s press spokesmen was asked about the original question and responded, “You can put this on the record. That is not a serious question. That is not a serious question.” This is a further example of the arrogance flowing through the Halls Congress.
It has been reported that Congress proceeds on numerous pieces of legislation using a broad interpretation of the Constitutional clause covering Interstate Commerce Transaction. Recently retired Federal Judge Andrew Napalatano spoke to this very issue and indicated that should the matter come before an honest Judge that the health care bill action would be ruled as unconstitutional.
Supporting Pelosi’s constitutional contempt and arrogance is the fact that her fellow members of the House support her disregard for our precious Constitution. In each session of Congress since 1995, Congressman John Shadegg (R-AZ) has introduced the Enumerated Powers Act “To require Congress to specify the source of authority under the United States Constitution for the enactment of Laws, and for other purposes.” Tragically his actions have failed repeatedly to draw little or no support from his fellow members of the House and Senate.
Thus it is obvious that our elected officials are taking our government toward greater control of our lives. It has been stated that after all, mankind’s standard fare throughout history is arbitrary control and abuse by government. Just what are we doing to ourselves permitting these devious politicians, which we elect, to take our lives in directions that serve them and not us?