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Saturday, August 15, 2009

WHAT DOES THE CONSTITUTION HAVE TO SAY ABOUT GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTHCARE?

By: A.M. Kisly

A note to our readers:

We will be posting a lot of news updates and articles in the coming weeks, please be prayerful, thoughtful and open to God's leading.

The news alerts may be somewhat disturbing, but necessary. We will continue to encourage you in the Lord, but your ultimate source of comfort and strength will be from Him directly. Get in the Word and stay in prayer always. We are in dark times, we must stay close to our wonderful Lord and Savior, and always remember…He has already won! And………so will we!

I hate to beat a dead horse (or so the saying goes), but I believe that this "government takeover" of healthcare is critical to the future of our nation, and detrimental to human life. If you are a skeptic, I would suggest that you start doing a little research for yourselves. I would add that you will not find any truthful information in the mainstream media, but rather propaganda. This is a liberal government, with a liberal media to back them up and you will only receive one view, a liberal point of view.

Remember 2 Corinthians 10:4 says, "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds."

We must pray, and pray without ceasing for the Lord to pull down the strongholds in this nation. We must also be informed and understand what is going on around us. Pray for discernment and wisdom. We must ask for strength, courage, and boldness to stand in the evil day, standing in righteousness. We must act by doing what is good and what is right in the eyes of the Lord, and for your fellowman.

What does the Constitution really say? Find out!

What does the Healthcare bill really say? Find out!

In an article written by Chelsea Schilling at WorldNetDaily, she states that Michael Boldin, founder of The Tenth Amendment Center, told WND (WorldNetDaily) that if citizens want to understand whether health care is constitutional, they must first understand the function of the Constitution.


"No powers can be exercised by the Congress which are prohibited by the Constitution or which are contrary to its spirit."
– Justice John McLean, Dred Scott v. Sandford, 1857


The article goes on to address the following question:
Is a federal government takeover of the health care system constitutional?

Some argue that under the Constitution, Congress is not authorized to regulate or subsidize health care

"The best way to look at it is that it doesn't apply to you," he said. "It doesn't apply to me. It doesn't apply to any person at all. IT APPLIES TO THE GOVERNMENT, and it sets the boundaries of what government is supposed to do."

Enumerated powers

In debating whether health care is constitutional, Boldin said citizens must look to the founding document to 1) determine whether the power is specifically listed there, or 2) if there isn't a specific power listed, look to the "Necessary and Proper Clause," or Article I, Section 8, clause 18.

Article I, Section 8, specifically lists the following powers granted to Congress:

* The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

* To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

* To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

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* To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies
throughout the United States;

* To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

* To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

* To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

* To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

* To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

* To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

* To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

* To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

* To provide and maintain a Navy;

* To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

* To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

* To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

* To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

* To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof

To read the rest of this article, please click on the following link:

'Obamacare:' What does the Constitution have to say?

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