Originally Posted by George
Topic was health insurance -snip-.
Where in the Constitution does it give the Fed. Govt power to force people to buy something?
erm, if I read the topic right it was about dead people (many of them persons, i.e. friends, brothers, parents, sisters and children of someone), 45.000 of them (which, if my first take is right would make it 150.000+ ppl affected), in a first world country that calls itself the greatest, *because they could not afford* to be treated and live on (how many might have survived with treatment, is another question, which I leave to you apologist statisticians).
Where in this constiutuion of yours with its 5th amendment giving "life" a basic human right status (and, on top, stating "happiness" as a human right in the Declaration of Independance) is it excluding some percentage of the popululation from this right to life on the reason of not having enough money? Maybe "life" only for the ones who can buy it? (I must admit, I am not current on your courtīs interpretation on the right of life, so it might well be it is only for rich, if so. please elighten me).
For me as European, I go with the "dignity" expression to base a constitution on any time.