Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Monday, December 13, 2010
Cracks in the wall
A court has struck down ObamaCare's mandate that you have to purchase health insurance, ruling that the Commerce Clause does not give Congress power to force people to engage in commerce, whether they want to or not. This seems destined to end up before the Supreme Court, especially since a Michigan court ruled the opposite way. Get the popcorn.
But that's not what's interesting. Via an email from Rick, we find the Boston Globerunning a poll on whether this was ruled correctly or not.
Almost 60% of Boston Globe readers (online readers, but Globe readers nonetheless) think that the Fed.Gov has no right to force people to buy what they don't want.