We’re recieving reactions from all sides of the political aisle to today’s Supreme Court ruiling to uphold the individual manate in President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act. While I fully expected the opinion of politicans to break down along party lines, I didn’t expect the reaction (or the exhibition of ignorance) given by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
From a press release from Paul’s office:
“Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional. While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right.”
Unfortunately, those “couple people” happen to be Supreme Court justices. You know, the ones who ultimately decide upon the constitutionality of the laws once enacted.
I guess Marbury v. Madison. isn’t required reading for the tea party.