Obamacare’s Individual Mandate Had Its Day In Court


The United States Supreme Court, the highest c...

The United States Supreme Court, the highest court in the United States, in 2010. Top row (left to right): Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Bottom row (left to right): Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, and Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

History is measured by events.  American history is often measured by presidential administrations.

I was born the same year that John F. Kennedy was elected.  That means that my personal history starts with the Nixon vs. Kennedy debates.  That is unless you believe that life begins at conception.  In that case, I lived through the Democratic primary season in the spring of 1960.

I’ve seen 3 attempted presidential assassinations.  Only 1 of them was successful.  I watched when man traveled to the heights of space and landed on the moon.  A few years later I watched as a president fell “lower than a snakes belly” with Watergate.

I’ve survived 5 Democratic presidents and 5 Republican presidents.  I have never seen the country as deeply divided over an issue as it is Obamacare.  Keep in mind that I remember the Civil Rights Movement, Viet Nam, E.R.A. and Hippies.

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard arguments about the “Individual Mandate” that is found in section 5000A of the Patient’s Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The Court banned any sort of electronic recording devices other than their official recording.

I typically prefer to form my own opinions based upon knowing all the facts.  However, that takes time.  If you prefer to allow the media’s bias influence how you feel about issues, click on the links below to see what their witness was.  If you are like me and prefer to form your own opinions, click on the link to S.C.O.T.U.S. to hear what was actually said in the court room.

Unfortunately, the briefs that were filed with the Supreme Court are not as easy to find links.

CNN

CBS

MSNBC

FOX

C-SPAN

S.C.O.T.U.S  (Audio of the actual arguments in the Supreme Court Of The United States)

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