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November 07, 2007

Try Iran or Cuba

Several people have written recently against the United States having nuclear weapons and for the U.S. having universal health care.

I would suggest that they move to countries that fit their desires.

For those against nuclear weapons, I would suggest Iran. They claim to have none. If I recall correctly, both of the writers on this subject were women. I’m sure they’d really love Iran.

As for those in favor of universal health care, I would suggest Cuba. While there, you’d also get the benefit of not being allowed to own a gun.

By the way, having nuclear weapons at least passes constitutional muster, as they are a large part of our national defense. Nowhere does the Constitution mention national health care or anything resembling it. The 10th Amendment would then prohibit it, as it is not delineated as a federal responsibility.

Also, the preamble to the Constitution says promote the general welfare, not provide it.

Mike Sienicki
Farley, Mo.

Comments

Engineer

CRD
So Congress has passed a number of laws that they are not actually empowered to pass. Does that make it open season, no holds barred? Does one excess authorize another?

CRD

Same place as the power to regulate narcotics.

Engineer

CED
And health care is inclused in the Constitution..... where?

Engineer

CRD
Touché. I should have written: as enumerated in Section 8 of the Constitution and reaffirmed by Amendment 10 as the only powers held by Congress

CRD

Old habits die hard -- and if it's free, I'd even drink Pearl Light.

Kate

Well, unless, of course, it's free. Then, as Engineer pointed out the other day, we'll line up for it.

Kate

Schlitz? Are you kidding me? We don't even drink that in Wyandotte County.

CRD

Buddy just revealed himself as full of it, since he clearly hasn't bought beer in awhile. Perhaps he's a wine-spritzer drinking pansy as well as a kook? ;-)

BuddyT

Come on CRuD, I don't think Schilitz is even being made any more, lol...you gotta be a wine spritzer guy, I can just tell! A beer would probably knock you on your keester.

Engineer

CRD
Are you disputing the writer's contention that the Constitution does not mention health care or that the Tenth Amendment does not include it in the list of things that Congress is empowered to do?

CRD

I'm more of a Schlitz guy myself, but if I had a brew every time you went off on a kooky rant, I'd be drunk all day long. :-)

BuddyT

Thanks very much CRuD, but I don't need the approval of your sorry self to get a beer!

I mean I don't say anything about your "wine spritzers" do I?

CRD

You deserve a brew any time you post your kooky stuff, Buddy.

BuddyT

I bet myself a cold one after work today that this letter would flush out the kookdom! Looking forward to that cold one now, lol.

jack

kate: Well said. I prefer to believe that most letters published in the Star are for intertainment purposes only. Makes their writers seem less stupid.

Kate

“Why does the Star publish this hatefull offensive rubbish?”

Maybe, as the metropolitan area’s principal newspaper, they feel they have a duty to publish letters expressing a variety of opinions.

Nah, what am I thinking. It’s the Star. They probably just thought the letter was a hoot.

Jim

Trueblue,

That right that you say doesn't exist is found in the First Amendment.

This is a stupid opinion, but he is entitled to it.

Stifled Freedom

Mr Sienicki is outnumbered two to one on letters and opinions...as he acknowledges. Since the constitution provides for a democracy, maybe he has already justified why he should leave.

I really hate people saying "If you dont like it...leave". No one has a right to tell anyone else to leave!! Why does the Star publish this hatefull offensive rubbish?

CRD

Not a constitutional scholar, is he?

 
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