Thanks to everybody for their predictions on the SCOTUS ruling on health care reform. I hope that those who said 7-2, 9-0, etc. are right, but I can’t find anyone in establishment media who doesn’t think it will be 5-4 one way or the other. Nearly everything I read says “this will come down to Justice Kennedy” (here; here; here).
Our friends at Reason have gone all in against the constitutionality of ACA, with three of the top five articles arguing that ACA should be struck down (the other two of the five are pieces by John Stossel and Ed Morissey so you can see what a nonpartisan place it has become). Many of the conservatives at Kaplan Daily — George Will, Charles Lane, Krauthammer — have written that they think ACA is unconstitutional.
American health care is the best in the world and doesn’t need fixing. If it does need fixing, it just needs the power of the free market. If it needs something beyond the power of the free market, it needs something other than what Democrats are proposing. And if what Democrats are proposing gets passed, then it’s unconstitutional.
There is no issue you can’t do this with.