December 13th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement praising the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson to find ObamaCare's individual mandate unconstitutional:
"The decision today by Federal Judge Hudson to invalidate the individual mandate in ObamaCare is a tremendous step forward. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli deserves the praise and thanks of all Americans. Hopefully, future courts will finish the job and completely find ObamaCare to be unconstitutional.
"It is an unprecedented step forcing all Americans to purchase health insurance individually or through employers, obtain it from the government, or else pay a fine. Never before had Congress enacted a law forcing Americans to buy anything. As Judge Hudson said in August, ObamaCare's individual mandate 'literally forges new ground and extends Commerce Clause powers beyond its current high watermark.' This means the Obama Administration was completely wrong when it asserted that 'there is a pretty longstanding precedent on the constitutionality of this.'
"Without the individual mandate, ObamaCare loses a lot of its teeth. The mandate was supposed to be the mechanism to force millions of out-of-work Americans onto Medicaid. Without it, the path to a completely government-run health care system has run into a wall."
ALG President Bill Wilson on Individual Mandate Being Invalidated, MP3, December 13th, 2010.