In a joint WSJ column, Orrin Hatch, Ken Blackwell and Kenneth Klukowski telegraph the forthcoming lawsuit(s) against Obamacare:
America’s founders intended the federal government to have limited powers and that the states have an independent sovereign place in our system of government. The Obama/Reid/Pelosi legislation to take control of the American health-care system is the most sweeping and intrusive federal program ever devised. If the federal government can do this, then it can do anything, and the limits on government power that our liberty requires will be more myth than reality.
If/when this monstrosity becomes law, I imagine more than a few state attorneys general will go in together on some sort of legal action. I bet IJ and Clint Bolick will want in as well.
UPDATE: Can I call ’em or what? New op-ed from Clint on the Goldwater Institute’s site:
Even if the Attorney General decides to abrogate his duty to defend the state against unconstitutional actions by the federal government, the Goldwater Institute stands prepared to defend state sovereignty and the rights of Arizonans.
And the title of said op-ed? “Health Care Bill Begs for Constitutional Challenge.” Just in case it wasn’t, you know, entirely clear.
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