Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today partnered with the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) in filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court urging the high court to rule that the individual mandate violates the Commerce Clause of the Constitution and must be rejected.
Congressman Broun said, "The individual mandate portion of Obamacare is one of the biggest assaults on our freedom to date, and one of the worst perversions of the Commerce Clause that I have ever seen. Requiring all Americans to purchase health insurance under the penalty of law is not only fundamentally wrong, but it is also contradictory to the basis of the free market system that our Founding Fathers envisioned when they wrote the Constitution. I urge the Supreme Court to strike down first the individual mandate, and then Obamacare in its entirety, because it is both unconstitutional and the wrong remedy for healthcare reform."
"I want to express my gratitude to Dr. Broun for his leadership and for assisting us in representing 119 members of the House in this critically important challenge," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. "As a physician, Dr. Broun knows firsthand the dangers of ObamaCare. And he understands that this individual mandate is not only wrong, but represents an unconstitutional overreach by Congress. I appreciate the leadership Dr. Broun has shown on this vital issue."