Phil Hare Doesn't Care

Monday, September 27, 2010

Reader Dismuke alerts me to the following video, which depicts Congressman Phil Hare (party affiliation irrelevant) of Illinois saying, "I don't worry about the Constitution," regarding whether it grants him the authority to force people to purchase medical insurance.

Hart, incredibly to me, claims concern for "lives" as the basis for this disdain, although the very purpose of the Constitution is to protect the lives of individuals -- from the predations of others who might, for example, steal from them in order to pay medical bills.

-- CAV


Vigilis said...

Rep. Hare sincerely believes that the U.S. Constitution is a superficial relic easily trumped by mere mention of the magic words, "for the children'.

With celebrated lawyers as role models for the low regard of the supreme law of the land, is it any wonder a lazy schlup like Mr. Hare believes no differently?

Let's hope his trivialization does not infest many of his erstwhile supporters, whatever his party affiliation.

Gus Van Horn said...

If it doesn't, they'll definitely be "erstwhile."

And, again. The problem isn't lawyers -- unless you think they have a monopoly on professing to care for children. It's altruism.