Health care lawsuit: Constitution's framers didn't have a crystal ball

March 31, 2012

In 1776, there were an estimated 2.5 million folks living in the New Colonies. Today, there are 311 million individuals who must be included when we consider their needs and make laws.

How is it that the Baltimore Sun editorial staff, the media, our politicians, experts and even the president rarely, if ever, addresses this profound condition? Population growth and its problems should be the first factor in any national logistics planning.

Furthermore, do we have confidence that the framers of the Constitution could see into the future? Is the Constitution, today, adequate to legislate for our current population? Are our judges adjudicating the past?

The health care issue before the Supreme Court speaks volumes about the need to mix law with common sense and logic. And, as an American citizen, I would be willing to pay for some broccoli for the old many down the street.

John Holter, Baltimore

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