Sheila Jackson Lee: Repealing Health Care Is Unconstitutional

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Posted by Brian
How did this woman get on the Judiciary Committee?
Sheila Jackson Lee, a paragon of ignorance, makes the absurd claim that the 14th Amendment allows the Federal Government the Constitutional right to force all Americans to purchase Health Insurance.  I wonder if she even knows what the 14th Amendment is all about.
It states:


Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.
Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment.
Section 1.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

This amendment to the Constitution was part of the Reconstruction Amendments (amendments 13, 14, and 15) after the Civil War. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery, The 14th Amendment was to protect the civil right of former slaves and insured Blacks full citizenship rights.  The 15th Amendment banned racial restriction on voting, or in other words, gave Black people the right to vote.

How this moron gets guarantees of government mandated health insurance out of this is a mystery, as is her being assigned to Judiciary.  All of her arguments are completely specious.  She doesn't attempt to explain how repealing health care is Unconstitutional. The reality is - she can't.  She therefore relies on sad stories of how some people died because they did not have health care. She laments, with the help of another woman, of how many children have died ("I don't know how many, but I'm sure it's a lot") due to lack of health care. No scare tactics there.  Just typical of the Democrat playbook: If you don't have facts, blame or insinuate that the conservatives and Republicans don't care about children.

Sheila Jackson Lee is an embarrassment. The fact that we have so many of these elite ignoramus's elected to public office should alarm and shame us all.

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