email I just sent to Mr. Abbott:
Thank you so much for your decision to challenge the unconstitutional health care bill passed yesterday. I support you enthusiastically in this.
Why is this unconstitutional? There has to be some limit to what tyranny they can lump under the Commerce Clause and get away with it. By claiming the authority to issue an individual mandate to purchase a product against a citizen’s will, they assert or claim federal OWNERSHIP over the individual. There is no other way around it. This creates a relationship of servitude to the federal government. Nowhere in the Constitution is the federal government given the power to force individuals to buy a product or service. No one should be a slave of either an individual or the government.
Besides, if they are allowed the power to force this behavior as a condition of one’s existence, there will be NO LIMIT to what they can force individuals to do. What will it be next? Will they devise a bill to force us to purchase what they consider healthy food? Safe, or efficient cars? They could cloak anything under their expansive view of the Commerce Clause.
This must not be allowed to stand, or I fear they will become even more drunk with power and their “noble” egalitarian zeal. Who knows what will be next?
Thanks! Abbott also has a Twitter account that I joined.
The Democrats also lied and scammed. On Saturday, they said that they had the votes, but it was NOT until Sunday that they swung the deal with Stupak and his pro-life DemocRats to actually get the votes needed.