Rand Paul: Court declaring health law constitutional ‘doesn’t make it so’
Tea party-backed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) isn’t willing to give the United States Supreme Court the final say on whether or not President Barack Obama’s health care reform law is constitutional.
“Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so,” Paul insisted. “The whole thing remains unconstitutional.”
“While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right.”
In its landmark 1803 Marbury v. Madison decision, the high court established the precedent for judicial review, allowing the Judicial Branch to decide which laws were constitutional.