Judge Roy Moore & Foundation Argue ObamaCare Violates 10th Amendment
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The Foundation for Moral Law, a religious-liberties organization, filed an amicus brief this week with the United States Supreme Court in the case of State of Florida v. Dept. of Health and Human Services, better known as the ObamaCare case.
Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, founder and President of the Foundation, said concerning the case,
“The Obama Healthcare Plan is simply unconstitutional, not only because it interferes with religious freedom under the U.S. Constitution, but also because it’s a clear violation of the 10th Amendment. Socialized medicine was never a power given to the federal government. Probably the most shocking revelation of the whole ordeal was that Congress never understood the Bill before it was passed—and probably still does not.”
The Foundation argues that the Constitution should be interpreted as the Framers intended it, that the Framers established a federal government with limited, delegated powers, and that the Constitution gives the federal government no authority to require states to expand their Medicaid programs and require citizens to purchase medical insurance. According to the Tenth Amendment, these powers are reserved to the states, or to the people. And just as Congress cannot require the states to expand their Medicaid programs, Congress also cannot cut off states’ federal Medicaid funds if they refuse to do so.
The Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments in late March. Over 5 hours are set aside for argument, more than for any other case in nearly half a century.
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