Open Letter to Congress

I am speechless. That doesn’t happen often, but after watching you pass an unconstitutional bill, then cheer and admit that you aren’t sure how you will be able to enforce it; I am so filled with emotions and word, it’s hard to express them verbally.

While I haven’t read the 1900+ page bill, I know three things; you didn’t read it AND you didn’t write it, and it’s not MY JOB to do either. I watched several hours of the “debate” on this bill and am flabbergasted that you would blatantly pass such an unconstitutional bill.
Where does the Constitution give you the authority to mandate everyone purchase, not just health insurance but, “approved” health insurance?
Where does the Constitution give you the authority to imprison those who refuse to comply?
Representative Clyburn was recently asked similar question by judge Andrew Napaliano and replied, “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says that the federal government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do.” Then he shot back: “How about [you] show me where in the Constitution it prohibits the federal government from doing this?”

Do I need to remind you what the Founding Fathers had to say on the subject of “provide for the general welfare” – something you have bastardized?
James Madison is quoted, “With respect to the words “general welfare,” I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.” And when vetoing a federal work bill wrote, “The legislative powers vested in Congress are specified and enumerated in the eighth section of the first article of the Constitution, and it does not appear that the power proposed to be exercised by the bill is among the enumerated powers, or that it falls by any just interpretation with the power to make laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution those or other powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States…”
So, I ask again; “by what constitutional authority do you pass this bill?”

On another note, I will be dropping my current health insurance coverage, not because I’m unhappy with the company, but in an act of willful defiance of an unconstitutional bill.

Darryl W. Perry
2016 candidate for President of the United States of America
At-Large Representative Boson Tea Party National Committee
Managing Editor Free Patriot Press