While Congress has used its taxing power to fund Social Security and Medicare, never before has it used its commerce power to mandate that an individual person engage in an economic transaction with a private company, Georgetown University law Prof. Randy E. Barnett wrote in a Sunday Washington Post article titled Can the Constitution stop healthcare reform? If you choose to drive a car, then maybe you can be made to buy insurance against the possibility of inflicting harm on others.
Obamacare: The Battle Is Far From Over Donald Lambro Human Events; Mar 29, 2010; 66, 12; Docstoc pg. 7 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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