In case you had any doubt that the majority of today’s politicians don’t give a rat’s rump about constitutionality, here’s is Nancy “Stretch” Pelosi being asked where the Constitution grants Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandates.
Pelosi’s “are you serious” retort is typically dismissive and arrogant, as if asking about the constitutionality of an issue is only something asked by Swastika-carrying, tea-bagging moonbats these days. And if that’s the case, I’m guilty as charged.
It’s not just Pelosi, either. CNS News asked Sen. Leahy the same question:
CNSNews.com: “Where, in your opinion, does the Constitution give specific authority for Congress to give an individual mandate for health insurance?”
Sen. Leahy: “We have plenty of authority. Are you saying there is no authority?”
CNSNews.com: “IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m asking–”
Sen. Leahy: “Why would you say there is no authority? I mean, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no question thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s authority. Nobody questions that.”
Yes, plenty of people are questioning that. Your refusal to answer doesn’t mean nobody’s asking the question.
In no area of the Constitution will you find that “because we said so” is an acceptable legal justification for anything the government does, although most politicians in Washington seem to believe that to be the case. And it will be the case unless things change quickly and these pesky, ivory-tower floaters are finally flushed down the political toilet forever.