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

"Most people in their right-thinking mind know that the Tenth Amendment is a bunch of baloney." [audio available here]

That according to brilliant constitutional scholar MSNBC's David "biased in favor of facts" Shuster, who matter-of-factly insists the "general welfare" clause in Article 1 of the Constitution "unambiguously authorizes" social welfare spending like "social security, Medicare, veterans' care, etc."

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.

See the video in the embed at right.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.