Thursday, June 7, 2012

ObamaCare Lacks Majority Support as SCOTUS Considers It's Fate...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

It is clear the majority of United States citizens are not in favor of ObamaCare (ACA) at this time. The individual mandate, a provision which allows the government to require all persons purchase government mandated health care (through coercive force of monetary penalties) is the least supported aspect of ACA.

New York Times - More than two-thirds of Americans hope the Supreme Court will overturn some or all of the 2010 health care law, according to a new poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News. Just 24 percent said they hoped the court “would keep the entire health care law in place.”

The Supreme Court is expected to decide a challenge to the law by the end of this month.

Forty-one percent of those surveyed said the court should strike down the entire law, and another 27 percent said the justices should overturn only the individual mandate, which requires most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty.

These numbers have not changed much in recent months and appeared to be largely unaffected by the more than six hours of arguments in the Supreme Court in March.

There was greater Republican opposition to the law than Democratic support. About two-thirds of Republicans in the recent survey said the entire law should be overturned, while 43 percent of Democrats said all of the law should be upheld.

More than 70 percent of independent voters said they wanted to see some or all of the law struck down, with a majority saying they hoped to see the whole law overturned. Twenty-two percent of independents said they hoped the entire law would survive.

Responses varied by education, too. Nearly a third of respondents with a college education said they would like to see the law upheld, compared with about 20 percent of those without a college degree.

Legal scholars and political scientists are divided over whether the justices take account of public opinion in making their decisions. {Read More}

Polls gauging public opinion are wonderful tools to use in the process of developing legislation. They can, and should be a component in determining public support, or lack thereof, whenever "transformational" legislation like ObamaCare is being considered. When proposed legislation would significantly and boldly increases Leviathan's control in the individual's life the use of polling data, properly analyzed can be of great value.

Having said the above, the use of polling data should not be considered by the SCOTUS in determining whether or not ObamaCare passes Constitutional muster. The Supreme Court's decision decision must be above public opinion and be based solely on the law's constitutionality.

It is my hope the majority of the court will judge the ACA properly and find it unconstitutional. In large part because of the individual mandate.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. I hope that 68% who view this as the POS that it is remember who dumped it on us when they go to vote this November.

  2. the problem is that any decision they make will be viewed as a political decision. and in truth that accusation will be the valid. the fact that the Constitution has two theoretical interpretations makes every decision a political decision.

    we can thank good ol' Deleno Roosevelt for this.

  3. Of course you must also be against any State forcing mandates, right?

    1. Yes. And by the way give up the badgering, it has no effect dude.


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