The 'shot' read round the world-fired by State of Virginia
There is an excellent article/commentary in the Kansas City Star news today written by E Thomas McClanahan about the state of Missouri's voters voting to disallow
the forced buying of a product by Obama; and also about the lawsuit of
Virginia against the massive rewrite of the government that was labeled
'reform' of the health care delivery act. You could read it for yourself
A quote from that article :
"Virginia’s main argument was that the commerce clause — the
constitutional provision giving Congress the authority to regulate
interstate commerce — could not be used to justify the personal
insurance mandate. A person who refuses to buy something is not
engaging in commerce."
Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/07/2135615/virginia-fires-first-shot-at-obamacares.html/ on
7:20 AM 8/8/2010.
Of course this is the beginning of a huge battle in the US about the legitimate rights of the citizens as written in the US Constitution vs the attempted usurpation of authority by the federal government and it will also encompass the situation in San Francisco where a solitary judge tried to override the will of the citizens there by attempting to overturn the votes of the citizens in a referendum. This lawsuit by Virginia is a very good thing and it will bring about evaluation of what is the bona-fide duties of Congress and the authority as written in the Constitution of Congress also.
Gloria Poole; at my apt in Missouri; 9:25AM,8-Aug-2010