“Resolved, that the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principles of unlimited submission to their General Government; but that by compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States and of amendments thereto, they constituted a General Government for special purposes, delegated to that Government certain definite powers, reserving each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self Government; and that whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force…”
—Thomas Jefferson, Kentucky Resolutions.
Hat Tip to Frank Miele The Daily Inter Lake.
The argument is simple — that without any constitutional authority, the Congress of the United States has arrogated to itself the power to tell American citizens how they must spend their money. In doing so, it thumbed its nose at “we the people,” and at the Constitution. We have been ordered to buy health insurance whether we want it or not. So much for freedom.