Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It’s Not Easy Being Right

Justice, and the American Way

The Title of the Post today is a take off from Kermit the Frog, “It’s not easy being Green” (unless you are Al Gore)

There is some good news in the fight for ‘freedom” and opposing laws that are counter to the U.S. Constitution.

ATLANTA (AP) - Judges on a federal appeals court panel on Wednesday repeatedly raised questions about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, expressing unease with the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance or face penalties.

All three judges on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel questioned whether upholding the landmark law could open the door to Congress adopting other sweeping economic mandates. The panel is made up of two Democratic appointees and one Republican appointee.

During almost three hours of oral arguments, the judges asked pointed questions about the so-called individual mandate, which the federal government says is needed to expand coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans. With other challenges to the law before other federal appeals courts, lawyers expect that its fate will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hope ?

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