Monday, October 11, 2010

Someone needs a high school civics class refresher...


God love her.

In a brave, albeit utter failure of an attempt to defend the alleged Constitutionality of ObamaCare™, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) does not have a Hall of Fame moment.

Her first stab at justifying it is that it must be OK based upon the idea that similar legislation was used to “build national highways.” (For the record, she is informed that the Constitution does grant authority to build interstate “post roads.”)

Then Ms. Schakowsky tries to explain that civil rights legislation sets the precedent for something like ObamaCare™. (The trouble with that explanation is that those laws "enforced" several existing amendments... namely the 13th, 14th and 15th.)

The good Congresswoman tries one last time by using Social Security and Medicare as examples. (Once again: FAIL. You see, Social Security is a government program and Medicare is voluntary.)

Because Rep. Schakowsky can't seem to point to any specific part of the Constitution that mandates citizens purchase a "product," the whole exercise leaves her flummoxed. So what does she do? Why, she does what any good elected official does when they can't own-up to their activities in office: she scurries back into the dark corner she came from.

(Huge h/t: Hot Air, for the link and content. Founding Bloggers gets a h/t for original reporting.)

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