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Gibbs: Read the Constitution

October 29, 2009

This White House statement by Robert Gibbs today is so outrageous I just had to comment on it: he told CNS News today that “there is no “veracity” to the argument that the U.S. Constitution does not authorize the federal government to force individuals to buy health insurance.”

He further elaborated that “those who make this kind of argument have no federal court cases to back them up.”

Earth to Gibbs: I don’t need federal court cases to back me up.  If the Constitution does not specifically grant the federal government the right it doesn’t have it.  Such rights remain with the people.  You have it backwards: if you think the federal government can force people to buy health insurance, you’re the one who has to prove it.  In other words, the burden of proof is on you.  Not being a lawyer, you may not understand that.  But your boss is and he certainly does.

This statement is another example of how this administration and Alinsky-inspired leftist radicals generally distort the truth and outright lie.  They know better but with a compliant press duly noting their every word and uncritically repeating it they hope to fool a large number of people who really don’t understand how constitutional democracy works.

Fortunately there are a growing number of people and organizations, like CNS News, willing to examine these outrageous  lies, exposing them for what they are.  CNS News is linked on the right and I highly recommend reading them or subscribing to their daily email newsletter.

Gibbs actually began the statement by saying: “I won’t be confused as a constitutional scholar,…”

Indeed you won’t.


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