November 2, 2009
It's nearly 2,000 pages long and is written in what sounds like a foreign language. The so-called health reform bill is a package for disaster: increased taxes, more government regulation, destruction of our free market economy, the rationing of health care, more power to the state, not the people.
How do we defeat this monstrous challenge to our health and welfare? I am going to give an answer in an upcoming syndicated column. I think we do it through the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution. A constitutional attorney friend of mine says any citizen can bring a lawsuit if the federal government dictates you be insured and fines you if you're not. For seven decades the federal courts have pretty much allowed the Congress to get away with things the Constitution does not specify. Maybe now is the time to challenge all of this and not only health insurance but a long list of other things for which there is no constitutional justification.
Never has "we the people" counted more than now. If we want our country back, this may be the way: the Tenth Amendment. Read up on it.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist in Washington, D.C.