Five Supreme Court Justices Put Our Health Care On The Line

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Author(s) Paul Begala
Source The Daily Beast
Date April 2, 2012
Quotes-start.png Since we never know when we might need emergency services, [Roberts] hypothesized, could Congress mandate that everyone buy and carry cellphones? I don’t know the answer to that question. But I do know this: Congress can force each of us to buy a gun. The Second Militia Act of 1792, signed by George Washington, required every able-bodied (white) male between the ages of 18 and 45 to purchase a musket and ammunition. It’s clear the people who wrote the Constitution thought Congress had the power to compel citizens to purchase certain goods to advance an important national interest. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Act is unconstitutional on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.