Earlier this month, President Obama addressed the media, as well as guests at a number of his campaign fundraisers, on the importance of the Supreme Court backing his health care legislation. The President even went so far in his speeches as to imply that to rule against his Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would be to perform an unconstitutional act in accordance with the powers vested in that body from the Constitution.
On April 16th, Congressman and Presidential candidate Ron Paul rebutted this argument and plea by the Executive Branch, and even went so far as to say that the President’s understanding of the Constitution is so out of touch that perhaps he should give his former students a refund for failed academia when he taught Constitutional law as a professor in at the University of Chicago.
Last week President Obama made some rather shocking comments at a press conference regarding the Supreme Court’s deliberation on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. His comments belie a grasp of constitutional concepts so lacking that perhaps the University of Chicago Law School should offer a refund to any students “taught” constitutional law by then-Professor Obama!
He said, “Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” It almost sounds as if he believes the test of constitutionally is whether a majority approves of the bill, as opposed to whether the legislation lies within one of the express powers of the federal government. In fact, the very design of the Constitution, with power split amongst two branches of the legislature which write the laws, an executive who administers the laws, and an independent judiciary which resolves disputes regarding meaning of the laws, was designed to thwart popular will and preserve liberty. - paul.house.gov
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