Madison, Obama and the Commerce Clause

Patrick Jakeway
President Obama's arguments in favor of ObamaCare are constitutionally false, contrary to the logic of the document.  No less an authority than James Madison in the Federalist Papers refutes the president's logic. Concerning the national nature of the U.S. government, James Madison wrote in the Federalist 40: "In this relation, then, the proposed government cannot be deemed a national one; since its jurisdiction extends to certain enumerated objects only, and leaves to the several states a residuary and inviolable sovereignty over all other objects." The power "to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes" was included within the scope of actions which did fall within the jurisdiction of the U.S. government's national scope.  Today, the Obama administration asserts that this "Commerce Clause" gives the government the authority to command citizens to live their lives as the government sees fit.  In the Federalist...(Read Full Post)

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