28 Jun 2012 Members of Congress Have a Duty to Understand What the Constitutional Issues Surrounding ObamaCare are About
I lost my temper at some House Democrats and Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO in a press release earlier today, though I can’t say I regret it.
The gentlemen are taking the position that if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns even one part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) Thursday, then the Court is partisan. They also, even at this late date, apparently fail even to understand the basic constitutional issues at stake.
I can understand people having a difference of opinion over the constitutionality of the individual mandate or other parts of ObamaCare, even though the questions seem very clear-cut to me. What I cannot understand is how individuals can run for Congress, get elected to and serve in Congress, swear an oath to defend the Constitution, and still not understand the basic arguments of all major players over whether legislation as prominent as ObamaCare is constitutional.