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March 25, 2010

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What exactly is Congress doing? Amendment NIne states, "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people"
Article 1, section 8 (the Commere Clause) states, " To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;"
Individual freedoms are defined in the bill of rights, Congressional power over the States is defined in Article1. Fourteenth amendment applies the Bill of Rights for individuals against the states.
May Congress regulate and force individuals using the commerce clause to purchase items such as insurance for elective matters? May Congress use the commerce clause to compel the states to legislate individuals to purchase items.
If you think for a second, health reform is a forced purchase insurance or a United States Government guarantee of payment/income for a specific "elective" service. It allows by federal law guarantees medical service providers and one certain branch of one industry(insurance) an income protected by criminal sanctions and fines.
Sections 1 of Amendments 13 and 14 prevent involuntary servitude and loss of life, liberty or property without due process or equal protection under the law.
All of the above, and of course Roe v. Wade, which created the fact that medical procedures- in this case abortion- are elective and private would prevent health care reform as passed as infringements upon individual prohibited under the above amendments to the constitution.
Therefore, Ms. Cobb, if the States are suing, why not know class actions from individuals?? If the sierra club can represent trees and the SPCA animals, why not groups to represent non vegetative/human American citizens?

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