MSNBC's Shuster: Tenth Amendment a 'Baloney' Issue That Appeals to Right-wing Fringe

<div style="float: right"><object width="240" height="194"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=Gd8zqG6Unz&amp;c1=0x314A8C&... name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=Gd8zqG6Unz&amp;c1=0x314A8C&... allowfullscreen="true" width="240" height="194"></embed></object></div>&quot;Most people in their right-thinking mind know that the Tenth Amendment is a bunch of baloney.&quot; [audio <a href="http://media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2009/09/2009-09-11-MSNBC-Sh... target="_blank">available here</a>]<br /><p>That according to brilliant constitutional scholar MSNBC's David <a href="/blogs/ken-shepherd/2009/09/10/msnbcs-david-shuster-insists-hes-biased-favor-facts" target="_blank">&quot;biased in favor of facts&quot;</a> Shuster, who matter-of-factly insists the &quot;general welfare&quot; clause in Article 1 of the Constitution &quot;unambiguously authorizes&quot; social welfare spending like &quot;social security, Medicare, veterans' care, etc.&quot; </p><p>Shuster made his comments today shortly after 4:30 p.m. EDT in reaction to Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R), who recently suggested that Tenth Amendment grounds could be a means of opposing as unconstitutional certain Democratic health care proposals.</p><p>See the video in the embed at right. </p>

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters