This one just couldn’t wait for the weekly update. In discussing the government logic in justifying the Obamacare individual mandate using the Commerce Clause, Doug started pondering where such expanded powers would lead.
First, a quote:
“If Congress has the power to make you buy health insurance, where does is stop? Then they’d have the power to make you get tattoos, and they’ve got the power to make you wear little yellow stars on your coat sleeves.”
Then this little audio clip where he just takes it all the way. Ya gotta go hear the whole thing:
“…If the government can compel people to engage in private economic transactions like… the individual mandate… because it might affect interstate commerce, then imagine if the government had the power to force people to pick cotton in return for room and board…”
I love my job.