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  •  Wait 'til they declare laws unconstitutional (3+ / 0-)
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    buckhorn okie, kyril, Olon

    For example, until 1937 or so, national health insurance would have been declared unconstitutional as beyond Congress's power to regulate interstate commerce, a violation of the Constitution's prohibition of any law impairing the obligation of contracts, and a taking of private property without due process of law.  These precedents were overruled, but they can 5 to 4 be un-overruled.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 03:44:59 PM PST

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