A number of reactions were shown after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. However, few elected officials went as far as Senator Rand Paul when he explicitly blasted the Supreme Court as wrong and unqualified to decide constitutional matters. Paul’s disagreement with the court’s decision would clearly mean that he also does not agree with the United States Constitution, which designates the Court as responsible for ruling on the constitutionality of laws. In his statement released after the Court’s decision, he indicated that he felt that the Court’s “incorrect” decision still did not mean that the law was constitutional:
Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional. While the court may have erroneously come to the conclusion that the law is allowable, it certainly does nothing to make this mandate or government takeover of our health care right.
For the record, Paul also believes that Medicare, Social Security and the federal ban on whites-only lunch counters are unconstitutional.