Was I surprised when I read the headlines that obama’s legacy legislation was approved as Constitutional? Not really.
Was I dismayed? On one hand – for what this decision does to the Constitution: yes, I was. On the other – for the energy it will bring to the American populace to end the Liberal agenda and begin putting this country back on the track that the Founding fathers had designed for it -I am elated!
The decision by the Court has a wide range of ramifications:
1) It changes the manner in which the federal government, ANY government for that matter, can regulate and tax us, the American citizens.
2) The government cannot force us, the American citizen, through the Commerce Clause to purchase any good or service.
3) It just gave Romney a couple of very good planks for his platform.
A) Repeal Obamacare!
B) Obama just gave the American people the largest tax increase in history.
4) It just took away a couple of Obama’s running points:
A) He cannot use Romneycare for his benefit.
B) He cannot beat the Court up and disparage “Rich white folk & Uncle Toms” as “not wanting everyone to have insurance”.
5) Finally, this will so anger an already energized populace – both Right and those on the left who understand the true ramifications and precedent that this sets.
One of those precedents that this sets is that there is now no limit, none what-so-ever, on what the government can tax. How is that? Weeell… The federal government now has the power to tax behavior, and with that comes the fact that there is no end to what can be taxed.
This alone effectively rewrote the United States of America Constitution in that now the government can dictate what you have, eat, drink, drive, where you can live, how much you will pay for anything and everything – all by falling back on the health benefits or detriments associated with whatever it is that is in question. Welcome to a totalitarian state the likes here-to-fore unheard of.
But guess what – that is exactly what Obamacare was always about. Obamacare has never been about health care for the uninsured. Neither was it about improving health care. It was not even about insurance. From the very beginning it was always about
1) The limitless expansion of the federal government
2) The federal government’s ability to exert behavioral control over the American people.
And the reason the left used health care as the vehicle for that is that you can virtually tie any expense, any behavior to health care expense.
Now on Thursday, I watched as all number of people on the left touted this as such a victory for Obama – funny, this gloating has tapered off dramatically as the days have passed into the weekend. Could it be that everyone has come to understand just what Justice Roberts has wrought?
This ruling solidly supports states rights by stopping any retribution on the part of the Federal government on states which ‘opt-out’ of the statute. This in and of itself is a blow to the left’s bone-deep statist ideal.
Another aspect of this ruling presents itself is a two-edged sword in that while Chief Justice Roberts actually ruled the mandate, relative to the commerce clause, was unconstitutional, he institutionalized the government’s power to tax at any and all levels. Simply said, while no government can force it’s citizenry to purchase any good or service, it can punish through taxation, that same citizenry for it’s NOT purchasing those goods or services – and by extension: any behavior said government deems undesirable.
Because the Roberts Court ruled that no government can force the people to purchase goods or services under the commerce clause he forced the left to own up to the fact that Obamacare is funded by tax increases. That’s right – the mechanism that funds Obama-care is a tax. In fact, the largest tax increases in the history of the world. Tax increases brought to the American people by President Barack Obama and the Left.
Obamacare raises taxes and adds 17 new taxes or penalties that will affect all Americans.
History tells us that after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Imperial Admiral Yamamoto is quoted as having said “We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve”. Osama bin Laden was said to have believed that the American people were weak and would crumble in fear after the Islamic terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.
Instead of trembling in fear and changing the face of America the way he envisioned, oh America did react… just as it did in 1941: it came out swinging and swinging HARD!
The same is about to happen again, only this time, Conservative America is preparing to make a stand and take the fight to every Liberal(Democrat or Republican) who has any fingerprints on the Obamacare ‘health’ bill.