Chief Justice John Roberts had his day in infamy today when he sided with the socialist justices to declare Obamacare Constitutional. I hope it is his last. Roberts has made a Dred Scott-like ruling. He makes the election of 2012 more than a re-run of the Tea Party victory of 2010. This election is like 1860 – an election of Constitutional consequences.
In 1860, the issue was whether the Federal or State governments had the right to allow or ban human slavery. In 2012, the issue is whether the Federal government can tax individual behavior and dictate to the states. Both individual and state rights are in jeopardy.
If Americans don’t elect 51 Republican Senators with enough moral courage, maintain the Republican majority in the House and elect Romney – and if those elected officials don’t repeal Obamacare – then the Republic is in mortal danger.
The dissenting Justices Thomas, Alito and Scalia said, “The Act before us here exceeds federal power both in mandating the purchase of health insurance and in denying nonconsenting States all Medicaid funding.”
Furthermore, “The case is easy and straightforward, however, in another respect. What is absolutely clear, affirmed by the text of the 1789 Constitution, by the Tenth Amendment ratified in 1791, and by innumerable cases of ours in the 220 years since, is that there are structural limits upon federal power—upon what it can prescribe with respect to private conduct, and upon what it can impose upon the sovereign States. Whatever may be the conceptual limits upon the Commerce Clause and upon the power to tax and spend, they cannot be such as will enable the Federal Government to regulate all private conduct and to compel the States to function as administrators of federal programs.”
The false arguments about the commerce clause in the Constitution extend “to make mere breathing in and out the basis for federal prescription and to extend federal power to virtually all human activity.”
The Chief Justice said the penalty for the individual mandate was actually a tax. The Constitutional Justices said, “Judicial tax-writing is particularly troubling.” Indeed, the socialists made a feeble argument. But, it will be called “law” until it is repealed.
Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was right when he said it was a dark day for liberty. Then, he pointed out the silver linings in the ruling. There are opportunities to roll back Federal power. But, opportunities are just the starting point for The People.
The People are supposed to be sovereign. The People place their powers in the States. The States created the United States government. The powers of the United States are listed and limited in the Constitution. The time to return to this basis of sovereignty – and the powers exercised by each level and branch of government – to State and Federal Constitutional limits is now.
You are the sovereign of the state. Start acting like it.
Hire politicians who will repeal Obamacare. Fire those who fail to do so – in 2012, 2014, 2016, etc.
Hire politicians who will grandfather medicare to those on it now – and return medical insurance to the states. Fire the politicians, including the Republicans, who try to “fix” it with new Federal laws
Hire state politicians who will stand up to the un-Constitutional abuse of Federal powers.
Hire federal politicians who will impeach Justice Kagan for violating the U.S. Code – by not recusing herself.
Get involved in your local Tea Party.