Rand Paul: Obamacare Unconstitutional, Despite Ruling

Senator Rand Paul believes that, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, Obamacare (also known as the Affordable Care Act) is unconstitutional.

Paul made his statements during his convention speech on prime time television and said that, despite the criticism he has received for saying it, the health reform sponsored by President Barack Obama is unconstitutional, reports The Huffington Post.

Paul stated after the court’s ruling in June that:

“Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional.”

Paul immediately received criticism fort the statement with people saying that he was undermining the court’s system by not accepting the ruling. The Kentucky Senator did not appear to care about the criticism, as he added during Wednesday night’s speech that:

“When the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, the first words out of my mouth were: I still think it is unconstitutional! The leftwing blogs were merciless. Even my wife said — can’t you please count to 10 before you speak? So, I’ve had time now to count to 10 and, you know what — I still think it’s unconstitutional!”

Newser notes that, in the true form of the Republican National Convention, Rand Paul asserted that the only way to repeal the “unconstitutional” Obamacare would be to elect Mitt Romney as president. Paul stated:

“How do we fix this travesty of justice? There’s only one option left. We have to have a new president!”

Do you think that Rand Paul is right to say that Obamacare is unconstitutional, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that it is within the constitution?