A common argument from corporate funded pundits is that Obama has no respect for the constitution. Indeed, the stunning example of honest and truthful journalism that is the Daily Caller even went so far as to put up a list detailing his top ten constitutional violations. Except they have just about nothing to do with the real Constitution.
1. The Individual Mandate
SCOTUS has already ruled that the individual mandate is not unconstitutional — much in the same way that care insurance requirements in most states are also not unconstitutional. This argument is pointless. The constitution makes no reference whatsoever on the illegality of mandating commercial purchases. If it did, we would not be required to buy car insurance. The argument made by the right here is that the founding fathers thought it too obvious to put in. Well, someone needs to tell George Washington that. He, along with this nation’s first congress actually imposed a health care mandate requiring ship owners to provide medical insurance for their seamen. Yeah, pretty sure if George Washington did it, it was constitutional.