U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson has struck down a cornerstone of ObamaCare, the Individual Mandate, as unconstitutional! This places the future of most of the provisions of ObamaCare in deservedly dire peril.
This is not an unexpected verdict. Judge Roger Vinson had foreshadowed this ruling in his response to Obama’s legal myrmidons’ earlier attempts at dismissing a similar case.
Additionally the Congressional Budget Office had made similar statements as far back as 1994, so the verdict by U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson can’t be considered a surprise by any rational American.
Neither the Supreme Court nor any federal circuit court of appeals has extended Commerce Clause powers to compel an individual to involuntarily enter the stream of commerce by purchasing a commodity in the private market. In doing so, enactment of the [individual mandate] exceeds the Commerce Clause powers vested in Congress under Article I [of the Constitution.]
–U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson
Virginia v. US Dept. of Health and Human Services
Hopefully this will, with the Republicans having ousted so many neo-Socialist Democrats from Congress, lead to the swift de-funding and eventual repeal of most, if not all, of the provisions of ObamaCare. With the financial cornerstone of the legislation, the Individual Mandate, being ruled unconstitutional and, therefor, illegal, there is really no other financially viable option.
Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after they’re down. 😉