Health Care Law Could Mean End of Federalism If It Is Upheld, Virginia AG Warns

September 13, 2010 05:25

“It would be very destructive of the history of government in this country. We would have severely damaged what the founders gave us and what a million people over the history of this country have died to preserve, and we have a lot of work to do ahead of us. But we’ll work very hard to win this one.” – Cuccinelli

By Fred Lucas at


‘Federalism is on the line in Virginia’s lawsuit to invalidate the federal mandate to purchase health insurance, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said.’

“If we lose — if they can just order you to do something and penalize you financially for not doing it, that is what we call a police power,” Cuccinelli told Sunday, shortly after speaking at the 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington.

“If they can do that, there’s nothing they can’t do because if all they have to do is lay a penalty on you for disobeying them, they can order you to do anything,” Cuccinelli added.’


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