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The Origination Clause III:
ObamaCare´s a Good
Amendment to Die Hard

American Thinker, by Daniel Smyth

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Posted By:magnante, 11/29/2013 10:33:27 AM

In June 2013, Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF)´s case that ObamaCare violates the Constitution´s Origination Clause. This clause reads, "All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills." (snip)Judge Howell was likely wrong to have dismissed PLF´s lawsuit against ObamaCare for, among other reasons, not violating the Origination Clause´s second half.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cyberspace cadet, 11/29/2013 11:12:01 AM     (No. 9633510)

How about: "It´s not a tax" but then the Supremes decide it IS a tax. So now, with Obamacare we have a tax law originated in the Senate. How much lying and deceit are we supposed to tolerate?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 11/29/2013 11:27:48 AM     (No. 9633524)

LoFo voters combined with LoFo Supreme Court Justices means 0bama is guaranteed to disregard whatever legal "technicalities" he doesn´t like.

M0F0 media will assist him in that!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dman, 11/29/2013 11:47:58 AM     (No. 9633539)

It depends on what the meaning of ´is´ .. is. /s

This is what happens when the law in controlled by lawyers and their robed enablers. This is why the Framers intended that the judiciary not be co-equal, but that it be the weakest of the branches of government.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/29/2013 11:50:29 AM     (No. 9633543)

If it is NOT a bill to raise revenue, then OBVIOUSLY all the various taxes/ penalties/and fees in the law are un-Constitutional. These judges must have attended the same schools the Obama´s did, because they appear to understand just as little. The only part of the bill the Senate used to create the law was the HR number, not a single word that was sent up from the House of Representatives, not even the name of the law, nor the intent of the bill. It is a travesty of the most enormous magnitude. and Obama is putting additional judges on this Court with the same cretin mentality ( in my opinion ).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bohallx, 11/29/2013 1:43:01 PM     (No. 9633635)

#4 ~ been done many times before.

I think our error here is trying to read in an intent to the phraseology of the Constitution that´s simply not there.

Maybe somebody wanted it to be there, but he used the wrong words. The other founders and the state legislators who reviewed the document before voting for ratification by their states also missed the intent.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: hicokid, 11/29/2013 3:29:40 PM     (No. 9633747)

The courts have been politicized, and our congressmen make it up as they go along.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bohallx, 11/29/2013 4:20:11 PM     (No. 9633798)

The Senate has been amending bills by totally gutting them since Year One.



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