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Are We Still Serious About Our Republic

Bagaman Wrote: Apr 29, 2012 1:19 PM
curses, that darn 'constitution' thingy again... gotta' get rid of that somehow. Maybe a large, mainstream propaganda corps (no, not 'corpse') that'll convince people it doesn't really mean what it says...hmm

"...Are you serious?"

Those are three simple words that form one simple question.  And the question has led us to this moment in time.

Recall in October of 2009, when then-Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was asked about the formulation of the Obamacare bill, and she asked that very question of a reporter.  “Madam Speaker,” a reporter from said to her, “where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?”

Ms. Pelosi seemed surprised.  Her indignant “are you serious?” response was followed with a slight...