The Most Exclusive Club*
Lets in chowderheads like this:
...In the interview, which took place on Oct. 21, CNSNews.com asked Burris, “Federally, if you look at it from a federal standpoint, what area, specifically of the Constitution, would give Congress the power to mandate an individual to have health insurance?”
“Well, that’s under certainly the laws of the--protect the health, welfare of the country," Burris said in response. "That’s under the Constitution. We’re not even dealing with any constitutionality here. Should we move in that direction? What does the Constitution say? To provide for the health, welfare and the defense of the country.”
Before anyone scoffs too loudly at Senator Burris, do you really think the Constitutional enumeration of limited Congressional powers at Article I, section 8 today constrains the Senate and House in any meaningful way?
If you do, I have a bridge to sell you.
* The US Senate is often called "the most exclusive club in the world".