Matt Sissel, an Iraq war veteran, is suing the federal government over the individual mandate in ObamaCare. His lawyer Paul J. Beard the 2nd, recently wrote an article in The Objective Standard laying out the legal arguments against the mandate. Atty. Beard's article also tackles the anti-American character of President Obama's Healthcare plan. Excerpt:
Matt Sissel is a young entrepreneur who is pursuing the American dream. After returning from military service in Iraq and paying his way through art school, he opened a studio in Iowa City, where he sells his fine art and offers art lessons. Until recently, Matt's entire focus had been on furthering his education and art business. So he made the considered judgment to forgo some luxuries-such as health insurance...
But the federal government couldn't care less about Matt's priorities and choices.
Beginning in 2014, it will force Matt, along with almost every other American, to buy a comprehensive, government-approved health-insurance plan from a private insurance company, on pain of stiff civil penalties...
Atty. Beard continues:
Consider the implications for individual freedom if the Individual Mandate is upheld as a constitutional exercise of Commerce Clause power. The federal government contends that the Individual Mandate merely regulates the method and timing of inevitable economic decisions that everyone will make at some point-specifically, "economic and financial decisions about how and when health care is paid for, and when health insurance is purchased." But if Congress can compel Americans to buy a good or service on economic grounds, there is little that Congress cannot compel them to do. Congress could pass a federal law requiring all driving-age Americans to purchase cars in order to jump-start the national automobile industry, or require individuals to consume a certain amount of fruits and vegetables in order to promote a healthier and more productive national workforce." (Emphasis mine)
This 4th of July, Americans will celebrate the day when the first moral and rights-respecting country was created. A worthy way of honoring this date is a renewed commitment in repealing Obama's rights-destroying healthcare law. Because If ObamaCare stays:
The resulting political order will be the very antithesis of the Founders' vision of a land in which every person's right to pursue his life, his liberty, and his happiness-a right that is boldly enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and protected by the Constitution-is held sacrosanct.
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