Now You See a Tax, Now You Don’t

When I wrote in the long post just below that I had not found any Democrats in the Congressional Record calling the individual mandate a tax on the floor of either house, maybe I was relying on the wrong search terms.  John Hinderaker at PowerLine has a very good discussion of the often heavy reliance of the Democrats on the taxing-power rationale, and he concludes, respecting the chief justice’s opinion, that it “seems like a reasonable conclusion under existing authorities.”

Matthew J. Franck — Matthew J. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey. He ...