On 'This Week', Minn. Governor Tim Pawlenty backed away from earlier statements suggesting he'd invoke the 10th Amendment to block Obama's health care reforms if they pass the Congress.
On Thursday, Pawlenty argued that Minnesota and other states might move to "nullify" Obama's health care plan.
"Depending on what the federal government comes out with here, asserting the 10th Amendment may be a viable option, but we don't know the details," said Pawlenty.
The Governor also raised the possibility of filing Tenth Amendment lawsuits.
But when I asked about those comments today, Pawlenty said he was suggesting a "political" not a "legal" effort.
The rest of the interview is on the link. Saying it is a political effort and not a legal effort..what does that say to you?
STEPHANOPOULOS: So just to be clear, are you suggesting that any parts of the plan as the president has laid it out are unconstitutional?
PAWLENTY: Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say it's a legal issue. I was raising it as much as a practical matter, that there are some things that the federal government shouldn't do, doesn't do well, and should leave to the states."
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:36 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 4:13 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
that there are some things that the federal government shouldn't do, doesn't do well, and should leave to the states."
Umm, Sweets why did you specifically highlight this quote.. Not sure you are aware, but this pretty much su,s up why we have a (say it with me) C O N S T I T U T I O N... We DO NOT need the Federal Government to NANNY over us.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:23 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Answer by miriamz at 10:30 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
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