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  •  What is the Constitutional basis for such a law? (1+ / 0-)
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    irishwitch

    I am referring here to the Baggers' contention that every law passed by Congress must have an explicit basis in a provision in the Congress.  So, is such an exemption for the purpose of "promoting the general welfare"?

    You'd a thunk that regulation of medical practices was more like a state function, especially when you consider the Holy Tenth Amendment.

    I'd suggest that this is simply a Taliban-style, Sharia-law attempt to impose their religiosity on the public, at the federal level.

    Bottom line:  This proposed legislation has the same moral authority as a school-yard bully.  But infinitely more dangerous and evil.

    "Buck up and stop whining, you fucking retards!" Joe Biden and Rahm Emanuel expressing gratitude to the Democratic base for our loyalty to progressive values.

    by Sanctimonious Purist on Fri Feb 04, 2011 at 08:46:30 PM PST

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    •  Here's what they have. (0+ / 0-)

      By Mr. PITTS:

        H.R. 358 .

        Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following:

        The Protect Life Act would overturn an unconstitutional mandate regarding abortion in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

      I don't think that really qualifies as a constitutional basis for legislation, but apparently they do.

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