Friday, 23 October 2009 00:00
Noted lawyer speaking on constitutionality of healthcare reform
Published on October 23, 2009
by Trevor Dickerson
WASHINGTON, D.C. (USA)
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David Rivkin announced that he will appear on Fox & Friends Weekend on Sunday, October 25. The noted lawyer and media commentator will present his views on the ongoing healthcare reform debate. His appearance is expected to occur between 7:00 and 8:00 am. Mr. Rivkin initiated the debate on the constitutionality of proposed healthcare reform legislation that requires every citizen to purchase health insurance. This requirement, known as the “individual mandate,” has become a contentious issue among members of Congress and constitutional authorities.
The Constitution’s powers over individuals are specific and enumerated. Its authority to compel individual behavior is limited to economic activity and to interstate commerce. It specifically limits the powers of the federal government, and it has had only 27 amendments since its adoption in 1787. Mr. Rivkin has repeatedly expressed concern about the extension of federal powers beyond the limited powers granted in the U.S. Constitution.
Mr. Rivkin’s appearance follows a series of articles he has authored for the The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post on healthcare reform.
About Fox & Friends Weekend
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