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The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Commerce Clause case law (6 of 8)
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The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Commerce Clause case law (6 of 8)

In the first 5 blogs (Blog 1, Blog 2, Blog 3, Blog 4, http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/mclemente/the-constitutionality-of-obam...

01/19/2011
How to Make the Senate Vote on Full Obamacare Repeal
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How to Make the Senate Vote on Full Obamacare Repeal

Tomorrow, the House will vote on a bill to repeal the government takeover of health care.  After it passes, the bill will go over to the Senate.  The conventional wisdom is that it will die there.  But don't start the funeral parade too soon.  There is way to force a Senate vote on the House repeal bill.

01/18/2011
The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: "To Regulate" and "Among the Several States" (5 of 8)
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The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: "To Regulate" and "Among the Several States" (5 of 8)

In our previous 4 installments of this 8 part series, we defined the term "individual mandate on health insurance" (Blog 1), revealed the need to adhere to a strict textual reading of the Constitution (Blog 2), saw that the federal government will use the "Commerce Clause" in defense of its individual mandate (http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/mc

01/18/2011
Repeal ObamaCare Vote TOMORROW: Call Key Legislators Today
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Repeal ObamaCare Vote TOMORROW: Call Key Legislators Today

On November 2nd, your hard work swept 67 "Contract FROM America" signers into Congress and a brand new House with one major mandate in mind: Repeal ObamaCare. The new Republican majority has made a full repeal of the unconstitutional Patients Protection and Affordable Care Act the first priority of the new Congress. They plan to take a vote TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 19 to completely repeal ObamaCare. We need you to TAKE ACTION today and call important targets to ensure the passage of H.R. 2, the "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act."

01/18/2011
The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Defining "Commerce" (4 of 8)
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The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Defining "Commerce" (4 of 8)

In our first 3 installments of this 8 part series examining the constitutionality of the health care mandate, we defined the term "individual mandate on health insurance" (Blog 1), revealed the need to adhere to a strict textual reading of the Constitution (Blog 2) and identified the "Commerce Clause" as the section of the Constitution that the federal government will

01/17/2011
The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Which enumerated power? (3 of 8)
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The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Which enumerated power? (3 of 8)

In our first installment (Blog 1) of this 8 part series examining the constitutionality of the health care mandate, we defined the term "individual mandate on health insurance."  In our second (Blog 2), we saw the need to adhere to a strict textual reading of the Constitution when crafting legislation.  Now we must determine which section of the Constitution--if a

01/14/2011
The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Reading the Constitution (2 of 8)
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The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Reading the Constitution (2 of 8)

In our last installment (Blog 1) of this 8 part series examining the constitutionality of the health care mandate, we stated that the "individual mandate" included in the Democrats' health care reform bill is:...a command by the federal government that nearly every United States citizen obtain acceptable health insurance as defined by the government or be subject to a financial penalty.  Put even more simply, the government will force individuals to pu

01/13/2011
The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Introduction (1 of 8)
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The Constitutionality of Obama's mandate: Introduction (1 of 8)

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined.  Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.  The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected.  The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people…

01/12/2011
Repealing ObamaCare will not increase the deficit
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Repealing ObamaCare will not increase the deficit

As the 112th Congress approaches a vote on legislation that would repeal in its entirety the ObamaCare health care law, many of the lawmakers who worked to pass the legislation are now crying foul.  On Tuesday, former-House Speaker turned House Minority L

01/07/2011
Key Vote "Yes" On Repealing the Job Killing Health Care Law Act
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Key Vote "Yes" On Repealing the Job Killing Health Care Law Act

Dear Representative,

01/05/2011

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