Some might say that I’m imposing my own perspective on what should and shouldn’t be constitutional on the Constitution. But my perspective is wedded to the language of the Constitution in the strictest sense — it doesn’t depend on elastic interpretations of the commerce clause, the general welfare clause or anything else. There are a lot of things that I would like to happen that I don’t think are constitutional.
It would be judicial activism for the Supreme Court to uphold Obamacare, because the Constitution does not give the federal government the authority to force citizens to purchase health care. For once, the letter of the law might be obeyed and the Constitution might stand. Now let’s apply this to every bit of big government both Democrats and Republicans have thought to be “good ideas” for the last century.
Jack Hunter (also known by his radio moniker the “Southern Avenger”) is a frequent guest on Fox Business, Michael Savage’s nationally syndicated radio program “The Savage Nation” and a frequent guest host on The Mike Church Show on Sirius XM. Hunter is the co-author of “The Tea Party Goes to Washington” by Sen. Rand Paul, assisted Sen. Jim DeMint with his book “Now or Never: How to Save America from Economic Collapse” and writes the Paulitical Ticker blog for the Ron Paul 2012 Campaign.