- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 21, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Virginia federal Judge Henry E. Hudson’s ruling against the individual mandate in Obamacare - coming just 12 days before Christmas - told Americans, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Constitution.”

At the close of the of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, a citizen asked Benjamin Franklin what kind of government we had - a republic or a monarchy. Mr. Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” If the justices of the Supreme Court are as deliberative and wise as Judge Hudson, we will keep our republic.

JOSEPH R. FARRELL

Alexandria, Va.

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