Scalia on Broccoli for #WednesdayWisdom

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Justice Antonin Scalia on broccoli starring Jim Woods Way of the Renaissance Man “Everybody has to buy food sooner or later, so you define the market as food, therefore, everybody is in the market; therefore, you can make people buy broccoli.”

–Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

The passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was a big loss to the country. Scalia was a mental giant, but he also was someone who could use humor to illustrate an important point. In his famous “broccoli” analogy, Scalia pointed out to lawyers representing the Obama administration and the Affordable Care Act that an interpretation of the law could be used basically to force Americans to buy vegetables. His analysis (shown above) is why he will be sorely missed on the high court.

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