Thursday, October 22, 2009

Leaky Leahy's Assertive Arrogance


Precisely what provision of the Constitution authorizes ObamaCare?

CNS News asked Senator Patrick Leahy this reasonable question, and disturbingly, he didn’t have an answer. From the interview: 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? I’m asking –

Sen. Leahy: Why would you say there is no authority? I mean, there’s no question there’s authority. Nobody questions that.

You don't have to be a genius to understand Leahy's answer, which is "I don't know, and I don't care."

HT: SecondHandSmoke


Billiam said...

Short of Ron Paul, and a few others, few of today's Pols care about the Constitution. Why should the putz Leahy be any different?

Grim said...

"We have plenty of authority" is an interesting assertion. If so, it shouldn't be hard to locate it. If you asked where the authority was to stand up an army, for example, one could cite chapter and verse, needing only a few seconds with Google if you didn't already know it. (And a Congressman ought to already know, quite precisely, what limits and authorities his office entails.)