Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bogus Good and Welfare Clause Justifies O-Care Says Conyers

Speaking at the National Press Club luncheon July 2009, House Judiciary Chairman Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) questioned the need for legislators to actually read the health care bill.
"I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill.’... What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?"

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Last Monday, government takeover of the national health care system was voted into law. Congressman Conyers was asked by CNS news reporter what part of the Constitution allowed the government to mandate the citizenry to buy any product. Conyers replied:
"Under several clauses, the good and welfare clause and a couple others. All the scholars, the constitutional scholars that I know -- I’m chairman of the Judiciary committee, as you know -- they all say that there’s nothing unconstitutional in this bill and if there were, I would have tried to correct it if I thought there were."

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However, there is no such "good and welfare clause" anywhere in the Constitution. Conyers, a lawyer, admittedly never read the health care bill and has apparently been equally lax in reading the Constitution. I've read both.





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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since you are the only person I know who has read the bill, I am immediately plesdging to contribute to your campaign. INDI FOR CONGRESS!!!! Don

Mike's America said...

I'd vote for Indi!

P.S. Conyers thinks the Constitution is a living document and in his mind, it says whatever he wants it to say.

It's this attitude that represents a danger to democracy when representatives for one party can redefine the basic rules we all live by.