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Healthcare: The Constitutional Tipping Point (Townhall.com) April 10, 2012

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

President Obama and other liberal democrats seem shocked that the Supreme Court might actually strike down Obamacare as an unconstitutional exercise of federal power. They argue mightily, the president even publicly, that the Court would be out of line with precedent to do so.

But, in fact, the case represents what author Malcolm Gladwell would call a “tipping point.” Federal power has grown steadily until, as some justices asked, what limits would be left on Congress if this went forward?

In fact, there are two constitutional tipping points in this case: stretching the commerce clause to require individuals to buy insurance, and expanding the Congressional spending power so the federal government may control state medicare programs.

Here’s hoping the Court will pull us back from the constitutional brink, which is the role it should play.

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