I keep hearing complaints about ObamaCare being unconstitutional. In fact, I got a comment here on my blog about that, just a few days ago. I am a little baffled by this.
After all, Obama was a professor of constitutional law for 12 years at the University of Chicago Law School. But who knows? Maybe, as a secret Muslim who was planning a takeover of the United States, he was just looking for loopholes all that time.
Anyway. Before I go to all the trouble of figuring out how, exactly, our President is subverting the Constitution, I would love to hear what you all think.
What are these people talking about?
What principles or amendments, exactly, are being violated?
I did some extensive research on Wikipedia, and I saw no mention of ObamaCare whatsoever, pro or con. I did see these words, right up front:
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Notice the phrase "promote the general Welfare," which I put in bold so you would notice it. Now, I ask you: what could be more helpful in promoting the general Welfare, than affordable, accessible health care? Should this not be a basic right in the wealthiest country in the world?
Some are arguing that the 10th Amendment gives the responsibility for health care to the states, since the rest of the constitution does not specifically mention Aetna or UnitedHealth. But you know what? The states have done a crappy job of providing health care. My state of Texas is one of the worst.
The general Welfare is suffering. Without drastic health care reform, it will suffer much more.
So how does the concept of curtailing health insurance company profits inhibit my Constitutional rights?
I seriously would welcome some input. Because I just don't get it.