Late last week, the Obama administration announced that they were going to put 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, along with several other 9/11 suspects, on trial in New York City.
As they are prone to do whenever the Obama administration does anything, conservatives worked themselves up into a frenzy and began spitting out ridiculous talking points left and right.
I think one of the more creative (though still invalid) right-wing argument against health care reform is that it would be unconstitutional. Which part of the constitution, they ask, allows Congress to establish something like the public option?
Article I, Section VIII. The opening part, to be exact:
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States…