Liberty Counsel Files Response to Federal Government's Request to Dismiss Healthcare Suit

Sep 3, 2010

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Today Liberty Counsel has filed its brief arguing that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia should deny the federal government’s motion to dismiss Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit challenging the 2,409-page healthcare bill signed into law on March 23, 2010. Liberty Counsel filed the first private party lawsuit in the nation against the healthcare bill only hours after it was signed into law by President Obama. The lawsuit, brought on behalf of Liberty University and five individuals from throughout the United States, asks the Court to declare the healthcare law unconstitutional. The individual and employer insurance mandates are unconstitutional. It is beyond the authority of Congress to mandate that individuals involuntarily participate in commerce by purchasing an insurance product. 

The Department of Justice has argued that Congress can force everyone to buy insurance in order to make it affordable to all. This socialist mentality would allow Congress to nationalize anything on the assumption that all must pay in order to make the object of regulation affordable to all. If that is true, then there is no limit on what Congress can regulate. This healthcare law is an unprecedented expansion of federal power and regulation. It is unconstitutional. It represents everything that is wrong with the failed political philosophy of socialism. The power of the federal government to regulate has limits. This healthcare law is far beyond those limits. 

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