Last Monday, January 31, Judge Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court in Florida ruled that President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – commonly referred to as Obamacare – is unconstitutional. According to the Judge, the individual mandate that all Americans must buy health insurance is invalid, and he stated, “Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void."
This case involved state attorneys from a total of 26 states – over half of our country! This decision proves that we the people still have a say in what is right for our country and that Congress cannot violate the principles of our Constitution. Our Founding Fathers established the fact that big government is not better, and we citizens must have the freedom to direct our personal lives and matters.
This case will likely be taken to the U.S. Supreme Court, and we will stay tuned to see if this high court will uphold the Constitution and limit the overextending reach of Congressional power.