Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Supreme Court Considers the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Bowing to Republican Propaganda


As the battle continues in the halls of the United States Supreme Court over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and more specifically the individual mandate portion of the act, both sides of the issue have come out in force to voice their opinions.
United States Supreme Court
The issue before the highest court in the land is concerned with whether Congress has the authority to require all American citizens to have health insurance, or be penalized for not having it.
Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution states that, "The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States".