Rex Bell, Libertarian candidate for the 6th District seat in the United States House of Representatives has issued the following statement concerning the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act.
“It is disappointing, but not suprising, that the court would support this new law. I think the decision illustrates once again that there are no longer any restraints on the federal government at the federal level. We have reached the point where the government can do anything it wants. When we couple this with the provisions of the Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act, and the recent National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order, we realize that the federal government now believes there are no limits on the power it holds over the citizens of the United States. If we have any hope of turning that line of reasoning around, voters will have to start selecting candidates at both the state and federal level who pledge to uphold the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, which gives the individual states the power to ignore and nullify unconstitutional mandates sent down from Washington. It’s also becoming increasingly clear that most politicians from the old parties are not willing to make that stand.”