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Sheila Jackson Lee: Obamacare is a Consitutional Right
Townhall.com ^ | 1/19/11 | Guy Benson

Posted on 01/19/2011 8:51:16 AM PST by Nachum

The second a massive, unpopular government entitlement program enters its implementation phase, it instantaneously transforms into a sacrosanct Constitutional right. That's the word from noted Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX): Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee, a Democrat from Texas, said on Tuesday afternoon that repealing the national health care law would violate the Constitution. Arguing that the Commerce Clause provides the constitutional basis for ObamaCare, Jackson Lee said repealing the law by passing Republicans' H.R. 2 violates both the Fifth Amendment's right to due process and the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause.

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KEYWORDS: constitution; democrats; jackson; lee; liberalfascism; obamacare; sheila; sheilajacksonlee; socialisthealthcare
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To: Nachum

It seems the talking points have been handed out as John Lewis here made a similar statement.


41 posted on 01/19/2011 9:23:58 AM PST by doodad
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To: Nachum

I would say she is an idiot, but that would not be enough.


42 posted on 01/19/2011 9:25:50 AM PST by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: Nachum

"I can't never shuts up!"

43 posted on 01/19/2011 9:26:31 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Nachum

Funny how libs can find things that are *not* in the constitution, but argue that things plainly in the constitution aren’t there or don’t meant what they say.

I believe her cognitive processing unit has experienced an I-D-10-T error.


44 posted on 01/19/2011 9:27:25 AM PST by IamConservative (Liberlism - the surety of knowing that which cannot be proven by fact.)
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To: Nachum
"Stupid" should hurt...

45 posted on 01/19/2011 9:29:16 AM PST by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: TLI

Separated at birth? YOU decide!...


46 posted on 01/19/2011 9:30:43 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Nachum

Maybe on Mars.


47 posted on 01/19/2011 9:31:27 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Nachum

The most abused clause in the Constitution...the commerce clause. If you accept the dhimmirat interpretation of it, then there is NO LIMIT to what government can to the people, whenever they choose, for as long as they choose, at any cost they deem appropriate.

Time to rein in this leviathan. Starting with this stupid congress critter should work...


48 posted on 01/19/2011 9:31:42 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: PubliusMM
If you accept the dhimmirat interpretation of it, then there is NO LIMIT to what government can to the people, whenever they choose, for as long as they choose, at any cost they deem appropriate.

Or as "the Secretary shall determine..."

49 posted on 01/19/2011 9:32:30 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

That pretty much sums up the leftists’ worldview -

“at the discretion of...”

They believe THEY are uniquely qualified to make all decisions and move all the chesspieces on the board of the nation.


50 posted on 01/19/2011 9:33:55 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: ScottinVA

ROFLMAO


51 posted on 01/19/2011 9:33:55 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Nachum

Wow! To think we’d been violating the Constitution for 120 plus years before Obama swooped in to save the day...

I would think Texans especially might feel they have a constitutional right to be represented by someone more intelligent than this buffoon. I could just see one of her constituents filing a petition in the courts that having her as a “representative” effectively meant being subjected to taxation without representation.


52 posted on 01/19/2011 9:33:57 AM PST by DrC
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To: Nachum

It’s right there in the part of the Constitution written in Swahili and invisible ink - the section only blacks and other liberals have the ability to see.

That is where it says blacks get to use their skin color to get a free ride for life and that the government has the duty to extort money from working whites and give it to blacks.


53 posted on 01/19/2011 9:35:55 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a society loses its memory, it descends inevitably into dementia - Mark Steyn)
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To: Nachum

Shelia thinks she is Barbara Jordan. I had a conversation with Barbara Jordan on a flight from Austin to Houston once. Jackson-Lee is no Barbara Jordan.


54 posted on 01/19/2011 9:36:03 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Nachum

Where did she get her law degree? Out of a Crackerjack box?


55 posted on 01/19/2011 9:40:58 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: Joe Brower
"A complete race-baiting, class-warmongering self-aggrandizing micro-mind."

Perfectly representing the constituents that vote for her. In fact, she's probably a bit smarter.

56 posted on 01/19/2011 9:42:22 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: DrC

Ah, but I assert that she represents her constituents

PERFECTLY.

She’s probably their “best and brightest”.

Funny thing - when a libinlaw insisted that our elected representatives DO indeed know better than us, I asked her if she knew who SJL or Maxine Waters or Cynthia McKinney were. “No”


57 posted on 01/19/2011 9:42:25 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Nachum

Shiela Jackson Lee, another poster child of our failed public school system.


58 posted on 01/19/2011 9:43:39 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Le Chien Rouge
The left have twisted fairness into entitlement.

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As in equal opportunity has morphed into equal results.

59 posted on 01/19/2011 9:45:19 AM PST by Citizen X_Area 51 (Obama: Our first Halfrican President)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

No, he liked the white prostitutes according to Ralph Abernathy and others.


60 posted on 01/19/2011 9:48:47 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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