Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-FL), an outspoken conservative, penned an op-ed Friday in the Washington Times explaining why he thinks the health care reform law's individual mandate is unconstitutional.
The crux of his argument:
The 2012 Supreme Court must determine whether the Founders had any intention of mandating the behavior of private enterprises and individuals.
To me, the answer is obvious: absolutely not.
The op-ed echoes the commonly made conservative arguments against the law's requirement that Americans purchase insurance.