Brookfield, CT – A crowd of enthusiastic supporters turned out for Mark Greenberg (R), a fifth district congressional candidate, this late Thursday afternoon. Earlier this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court made history and nationwide news with a 5 to 4 vote that found the health care bill initiated under President Barack Obama, deeming it in the press as “ObamaCare”, constitutional under the commerce clause. The tie breaking vote was made by Chief Justice John Roberts who was appointed by George W. Bush the 43rd President to serve our country. The crowd on hand energized from this decision made one thing clear from their perspective – Obama and any Democrat candidate in the state of Connecticut – game is on.
Analysis on this groundbreaking decision permeated the news all day. Innumerable evaluations and quotes describe the general feel of detractors:
“The Supreme Court failed to do its duty to rein in the patently unconstitutional Affordable Care Act today,” said Susan A. Carleson, chairman of the ACRU.
“The Court agreed with our brief that the Commerce Clause does not grant Congress the power to impose the individual mandate to purchase health insurance,” she said. “Unfortunately, the Court majority chose to honor the Obama Administration’s bait and switch in calling the mandate a “tax.”
The ACRU brief states: “The Commerce Clause grants Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce. It does not grant Congress the power to compel individuals to enter into interstate commerce. The Congress itself has recognized this for 220 years, as it has never before enacted a law compelling individuals to purchase particular products and services.”
2012 U.S. Senate candidate Peter Lumaj, who ran his campaign as ‘absolutely conservative’ proudly endorsed his colleague Mark Greenberg tonight. Lumaj, as a candidate for federal office, said ObamaCare was unconstitutional and most be repealed. Greenberg has declared since his first run for Congress in 2010 that abolishing ObamaCare was one of his highest priorities.