Virginia District Court Upholds Obamacare
Yesterday, Judge Norman K. Moon in Liberty University v. Geithner, upheld Obamacare’s controversial provision requiring Americans to purchase health insurance. This provision is based on Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce
Judge Moon held that “there is a rational basis for Congress to conclude that individuals’ decisions about how and when to pay for health care are activities that in the aggregate substantially affect the interstate health care market.”
If this is the case, then what activity cannot be regulated by Congress under the Commerce Clause? So long as an activity or inactivity could affect a interstate market, Government can compel citizens to take Government-directed actions. The possibilities are endless.
For a critique of Government by Commerce Clause, see this recent Independent Institute article posted at the The Daily Caller.