Originally Posted by zukiphile
...Is the mandate a matter for discussion here,...
No, the mandate is not open for discussion here, and Al Norris made that perfectly clear.
What may be discussed are the legal ramifications for Federalism and civil rights, including gun rights, of the Court's rulings on the Commerce Clause, the Necessary and Proper Clause, State Sovereignty and the power to Tax.
If you don't clearly understand that distinction, don't bother to post in this thread.