Legal Foundation: ObamaCare Still Unconstitutional

By:  R. Cort Kirkwood
09/18/2012
       
Legal Foundation: ObamaCare Still Unconstitutional

With the help of the Pacific Legal Foundation, small businessman Matt Sissel argues that the majority opinion from Chief Justice John Roberts kills the Affordable Care Act because it did not originate in the House of Representatives.

A small businessman who sued to stop the government from enforcing the socialist ObamaCare law has amended his complaint to argue that the law is unconstitutional because the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law on the grounds that it is a tax.

With the help of the Pacific Legal Foundation, Matt Sissel argues that the majority opinion from Chief Justice John Roberts kills the Affordable Care Act because it did not originate in the House of Representatives.

That would trespass the Origination Clause of the federal Constitution, Sissel argues.

Sissel Sued Government in 2010

Matt Sissel, a small businessman and former combat medic who wears the Bronze Star, believes the ObamaCare law trespasses the Constitution by forcing him to buy something he neither wants nor believes he needs. He pays for his health care out of pocket.

In July 2010, he sued to stop enforcement of ObamaCare on the grounds that the Commerce Clause does not permit the government to force someone to buy a product they do not want.

As PLF’s Paul Beard said at the time, “The new health-care law reflects a dangerous misconception about the relationship between citizens and the federal government.”

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Photo: Chief Justice Roberts administers the oath of office to President Obama  a second time on January 21, 2009

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