- Post 05 July 2012
- By Copy Editor
(RCP) -- "The Supreme Court has invited the Congress to regulate private behavior – behavior that is not delegated to the Congress in the Constitution to regulate, so long as it uses its taxing power to do it," FOX News' Judge Napolitano said about the effect the Supreme Court's health care ruling will have on the country.
"The government can order you to eat broccoli and then fine you if you don't by calling the fine a tax," the judge said on FNC today.
He said that this ruling gives "power on a platter to Congress."
"This is the first time in the history of the country that the court has permitted the Congress to tax people for doing nothing, to punish them for refusing to do what the government wants them to do. That's a very, very dangerous precedent," Judge Napolitano said.