The “good and welfare” clause is your new series of tubesBy
You know what’s painful? Linking to Fox News. You know what’s even more painful? Linking to bag of dicks Sean Hannity on Fox News. Unfortunately, Roger Ailes’ propaganda shop is always the first on the scene when someone like John Conyers does something stupid. There you go.
Conyers can’t even blame this gaffe on his wife, the convicted felon. The second most senior member of the U.S. House (and Judiciary Committee Chairman) says health care reform is kosher under the…sigh…“good and welfare” clause in the Constitution. One can assume he meant the “general Welfare” language in the Constitution’s Preamble. Or maybe he meant Good and Plenty candy. Conyers should’ve mixed in a “such as the Iraq” for good measure. Whereas. Also.
Since the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is unable to coherently answer a rudimentary Constitutional question, Dyspathy will do it for him.
The Constitution’s Preamble does charge the government organized therein to “promote the general Welfare.” The Supreme Court, in United States v. Butler, interpreted that phrasing to mean: “Congress consequently has a substantive power to tax and to appropriate, limited only by the requirement that it shall be exercised to provide for the general welfare of the United States.”
Article 1; Section 8 of the Constitution grants Congress power “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes…” The new health care law is nothing if not a regulation of the commercial product known as health insurance.
For those knuckle-dragging dullards, like Mike Cox, who believe states can “opt-out” (because they masturbate furiously to the 10th Amendment), there’s this thing called the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. In a nutshell, that means Michigan residents have a Constitutional right the same federal laws as the residents of Ohio or Utah or Vermont. It’s true that the framers didn’t include the 14th Amendment in the Constitution. However, they did write a process into the Constitution to amend it. The 14th Amendment was ratified through that process. Just as our Founding Fathers intended. Don’t like it? Get 2/3 of Congress and 3/4 of the state to repeal the 14th Amendment. Or shut up.
But, back to Monica Conyers’ husband. Given the partisan tension in Washington, Democrats would be well advised to give Committee chairmanships to their sharpest minds. Think of governing like slicing a ripe tomato. John Conyers is a plastic Taco Bell spork in a drawer full of Ginsu knifes.
The worst part? It’s hard to mock the incoherent ramblings of right-wingers when a high-ranking Democratic leader is spouting equally retarded gibberish. Apologies to Trigg. Let’s hope Nancy Pelosi can bestow a Chairman Emeritus title on Conyers and send him to that Congressional hospice on the back bench. (FoxNews)
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