Queen Nancy: The Founding Fathers Would Have Supported Obamacare
Pelosi explained why the law is “very sound policy” during a press conference Friday:
To go to back to our founders once again, they sacrificed it all for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This law, the affordable care act, is about a healthier life, the liberty to pursue your happiness. That is solid policy, and the mandate is central to that.
This argument should be added to the montage of lies being promulgated by the Obama administration.
It should also be added to the montage (not limited to just those quotes) of idiocy from Democrats, and we cannot forget about “we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it”. Nor that Obamacare is a “jobs bill”. And if she loves the mandate so much, why is she not condemning Obama for sorta delaying it? And delaying the employer mandate till 2016 for certain companies? And considering delaying the individual mandate till 2016? And giving waivers left and right…well, mostly left?
Many of the Founders came to the New World to get away from overbearing, domineering, controlling government. And they wouldn’t consider it a great deal that people have to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket every year before they could take advantage of that “healthier life”. And since so many had a strong work ethic, they wouldn’t care much for government inspiring people to abandon work to become poets.
Obamacare is precisely the type of overbearing government policy that the Founders would have fought against:
“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” – James Madison
“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.’ To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power not longer susceptible of any definition.” – Thomas Jefferson
To Democrats, the Constitution is simply something to use or ignore as the situation permits.