Argument: Federal mandates are common; no problem with insurance mandates
Ohio Attorney General Richard COrdray and Iowa's attorney general, Tom Miller. "Why we won't file states' rights suits." Politico. April 2nd, 2010: Congress "has ample power" to legislate under health care. "We live under mandates every day. Without them, society as we know it would disintegrate. We live under mandates every day. Without them, society as we know it would disintegrate. Every criminal law tells us what we cannot do. And sometimes the law tells us what we must do. Congress can require young Americans to register for the draft to serve in the military, for example, or can require us all to pay taxes for programs like Social Security and Medicare. We can — and do — argue about what shape these laws should take, without claiming that our leaders are constitutionally barred from dealing with our most pressing problems."