Comrade Bernie Sanders Vs. Gilead And The Constitution

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Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution (1787) "[T]he Congress shall have power . . . to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries."

If you're going to break the law, you might as well do it in style. Why bother speeding, shoplifting, or stealing cable service, when the sky's the limit? Aim high.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) aimed high, and did so with style. He wants to violate the Constitution by ignoring the concept of intellectual property rights, which has been in effect for 228 years. Somehow, he thinks it's a good idea to do so at the expense of two drug companies, Gilead and AbbVie, which made the grievous error of inventing groundbreaking drugs that are capable of wiping out hepatitis C a serious viral infection of the liver with a prevalence of 3.2 million people in the U.S. and 170 million worldwide roughly four-times that of HIV.

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