Timothy Benson: Supreme Court will strike down Obamacare; even Atticus Finch, Perry Mason could not successfuly argue mandate is constitutional
“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”
So wrote James Madison from Federalist 51, a passage that most of us have heard a time or two in our lives. I can almost guarantee all or part of it will be included in the majority opinion issued by the Supreme Court in June that declares the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
The plaintiffs unmercifully pummeled the law during three days of oral arguments in front of the Supremes, leaving liberals (or progressives, or statists, or whatever they fancy to call themselves this week to avoid embarrassment) shellshocked.