As America slept last evening our House of Representatives, under the direction of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, strong-armed the passage of her version of the House Health legislation. One must wonder just what promises and how much money was committed in the last hours before its passage by a razor thin margin?
Now we must await the actions of the Senate under the leadership of Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), who is facing a difficult re-election by his Nevada constituents. It appears that passage in the Senate may be more problematical, but back-room deals will probably again take place assuring President Obama his pledged payback to special interest contributors.
Retired Judge Andrew Napolitano has raised a very interesting and important question for every American to ponder, “Where does it say in the U.S. Constitution that Congress has the right to pass legislation for health care?” For many years our Congress has applied the passage in the Constitution addressing the transaction of Inter State Commerce as justification for passing many laws. Napolitano and many fellow American citizens feel our Congress has acted unconstitutionally, and were the question to be brought before an honest Federal Jurist, the passage of health care reform would die.
While most Americans want some kind of health care reform, it is equally clear that a majority does not like the proposed legislation and many polls support the opinion that the action is unconstitutional. Only time will tell, but again your Commander suggests that you not hold your breath. Our all-knowing power-conscious federal leadership will plow their will upon us lesser beings. We will have to step forward and pay for their actions whether we want to or not.