CNS asked Roland Burris, the Democrat senator from Illinois, what specific part of the Constitution authorizes Congress to mandate that individuals must purchase health insurance. Here's Roland's response. “Well, that’s under certainly the laws of the protect the health, welfare of the country. That’s under the Constitution. We’re not even dealing with any constitutionality here. Should we move in that direction? What does the Constitution say? To provide for the health, welfare and the defense of the country.”
Gee, Roland, what does the Constitution say? Upon taking office, Senators-elect must swear or affirm that they will "support and defend the Constitution". Shouldn't they be required to know what's in it? Not Roland, the man who replaced Obama in Illinois by being appointed by Beagle Boy Blagojevich.
We have Senators and Representatives who do not know what the Constitution says. Is it any wonder they don't bother reading the bills, what possible difference could it make to them?
Someone clue Roland that the word health does not appear in the US Constitution.