Monday of Holy Week
Apparently at the Knoxville News-Sentinel they think the Civil War trumps the Constitution:
The Late Unpleasantness didn't settle any question, because any question settled by violence remains forever an unsettled question. It took a constitutional amendment to settle the slavery question, and another to insure that African Americans had equal protection under the law, and yet another that they had the vote. Why? Even the radical reconstructionists understood the federal Constitution, and they knew that they could not declare that change had truly been made until the Constitution had been amended. The reconstructionists understood that plenty of people still viewed the Constitution as the law of the land and that the Constitution had better say it, or it isn't so-that's why they made acceptance of the "reconstruction amendments" a condition of readmission to the Union and ending the federal occupation of the South.
The Tenth Amendment-the last of the Bill of Rights-has never been repealed. This is the amendment which tells us that if something isn't mentioned in the Constitution, the power to deal with it is reserved to "the States respectively, or to the people." The Constitution gives the federal government no authority whatever to force citizens to buy health coverage or to establish any kind of national health system-not without an amendment to the Constitution. It has been established that the government in Washington no longer gives a rat's ass about the Constitution, but if they do not abide by that document-the supreme Law of the Land-it is our job to force them to do so.