This is apparently becoming a pretty popular video. Here’s Ken Cuccinelli explaining why the Commonwealth of Virginia is going to file a lawsuit against the federal government to strike down the health care reform bill.
One detail I find fascinating about this bill is that unlike just about every other piece of legislation I’ve encountered it doesn’t contain a “severability clause.” When this is in a piece of legislation and a part of the legislation is found to be unconstitutional, the rest of the legislation remains after any part of it is struck down. In this case if a court strikes down any single piece of this soon-to-be law, the whole thing is trashed. Should Virginia prevail in any part of their legal arguments, the Commonwealth would save the nation not just from the unconstitutional individual mandates in the bill that are the subject of this lawsuit, but every pork-laden, budget-busting, tax-hiking, behind-locked-doors backroom deal stuffed into it’s thousands of pages.
Thus making Ken Cuccinelli a national hero. That would drive liberals absolutely bonkers to a degree that utterly defies imagination.
UPDATE: Courtesy of the Daily Press, here is the brief for the lawsuit, which was filed today.
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