Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Can Congress require every person to buy health insurance? In short, no. The Constitution assigns only limited, enumerated powers to Congress and none, including the power to regulate interstate commerce or to impose taxes, would support a federal mandate requiring anyone who is otherwise without health insurance to buy it? Even if Obamacare passes, it will be overturned as unconstitutional. Central Planning is antithetical to the founders intention.
The Federalist Society gives a compelling argument against the individual mandate. Here is a favorite exerpt:
As part of comprehensive legislation to change the health care system in the United States, several key congressional leaders – and President Obama – are proposing a new federal law to require every American to purchase health care insurance coverage, a so-called “individual mandate.” Failure to comply with this mandate to purchase health insurance would subject a person to fines, penalties, or excise taxes. This individual mandate, if passed, would be an unprecedented federal directive that might call into question the constitutionality of such an action under Congress’s taxation or interstate commerce “regulatory” authority, as well the ramifications of such a mandate under the First Amendment’s “free exercise” protections and Fifth Amendment protections against governmental “takings.”
From Rasmussen Reports
Republican Robert F. McDonnell has now opened a 13-point lead over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds with less than a week to go in the race for governor of Virginia.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state - taken last night just after President Obama made a campaign appearance for Deeds in the state - shows McDonnell ahead 54% to 41%. Only four percent (4%) remain undecided.
Republican Chris Christie continues to hold a three-point advantage over incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine in New Jersey's down-to-the-wire race for governor.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state, conducted Thursday night, shows Christie with 46% of the vote and Corzine with 43%. Those numbers are unchanged from earlier in the week and little changed from polling conducted the week before.
HELLO Republicans! These are CONSERVATIVE candidates that are winning. Might be a good idea to nominate a Neo-Con in 2012.
GOP Candidate Drops Out of Special NY Congressional Race, Leaving Democrat and Conservative Party Candidate in Two-Way Race
Republican in NY House Race Suspends Campaign
Sunday, November 01, 2009
By Valerie Bauman, Associated Press
Albany, N.Y. - Fighting plunging support, Republican Dierdre Scozzafava has abruptly suspended her campaign in a special election for a U.S. House seat that has exposed a rift among national factions of the party.
Campaign spokesman Matt Burns said Scozzafava is essentially withdrawing from the race, although her name will remain on Tuesday's ballot. She thinks stepping aside is best for the party, he said.
"It is increasingly clear that pressure is mounting on many of my supporters to shift their support," Scozzafava said in a written statement Saturday. "Consequently, I hereby release those individuals who have endorsed and supported my campaign to transfer their support as they see fit."
The announcement comes after a Siena College poll found she was in third place with 20 percent of the vote in the heavily Republican upstate New York district that has been safe ground for the party for more than 100 years. Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman and Democratic nominee Bill Owens were too close to call with 35 percent and 36 percent, respectively.
This is an interesting wake-up call to the Republican party. It shows that a third party "Conservative" style party could possibly win in the General election? I hope the idiotic Republican's wake up and smell the coffee. The conservative agenda is what America needs most now.