The 8th Amendment of the US Constitution states:
“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
Justice Scalia used the 8th Amendment today to comically reject the idea of reading Obamacare! I find this very humourous and it also brings back the question: How many of our great leaders at the Capital actually read the Obamacare bill??? I doubt their aides could even have gotten through the whole thing! It’s more than 2,000 freakin pages! And that folks…is reason #1 why Obamacare should never have become a law….we didn’t know what was in it…and we had to “pass it to find out what’s inside” according to our fearless leaders in Washington. Anyways, enjoy the transcript below. You can listen to the audio by clicking here.
JUSTICE SCALIA: Mr. Kneedler, what happened to the Eighth Amendment? You really want us to go through these 2,700 pages?
JUSTICE SCALIA: And do you really expect the Court to do that? Or do you expect us to — to give this function to our law clerks?
Is this not totally unrealistic? That we are going to go through this enormous bill item by item and decide each one?
MR. KNEEDLER: Well –
Back to me: That is just toooo funny! The audio is even better. Well, the good news is that it’s looking like Obamacare is going to get shot down! At least I hope that’s what it’s looking like!
For the time being it’s a nice distraction from this presidential election nonsense.
- Scalia: Reading entire health care law would be cruel and unusual punishment (politico.com)
- Justices: Don’t make us read the law (politico.com)
- Justices Skeptical Of Medicaid Coercion, All-Or-Nothing Arguments (forbes.com)
- Court appears split by ideology over health care (seattlepi.com)
- If Supreme Court strikes down insurance requirement, can rest of health care law survive? (mercurynews.com)
- Justices could strike other parts of health law (kansascity.com)