Well, the unimaginable has happened. The Supreme Court of the United States has declared that the patently unconstitutional Obamacare law does indeed pass constitutional muster. I am still trying to wrap my mind around the contorted adjudication that rendered THAT decision.
I fully expected Breyer, Kagan, Sotomayor, and Ginsburg to ignore the Constitution and put their politics above that of our supreme law of the land. Hell, Kagan was advocating for the law personally and as solicitor general prior to being appointed by Obama to the Supreme Court, so that certainly comes as no surprise, even though she should have recused herself from the decision for that very reason.
As for Ruth Vader Ginsburg, well her seeming disdain, if not outright loathing, of the Constitution is well known. After all, she was the one that suggested to the newly elected Egyptian government to NOT use the United States Constitution as a model for their own. She has long been inclined to look at international law when rendering Supreme Court decisions. That alone strikes me as a violation of her oath and reason for impeachment from the bench, but I digress.
It is ironic that the “swing voter” Justice Kennedy wrote the dissenting opinion in this thoroughly baffling and asinine 5 to 4 decision and correctly stated that the entire law was absolutely un-constitutional.
It was George W. Bush appointee Chief Justice John Roberts that appeared to lose all control of his mental faculties and refused to actually apply constitutional law in his decision and thus voted with the “liberal” members of the court in upholding this travesty of a law. Whereas Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan are all about as useful as football bats, one had hoped that Roberts would have actually perused the Constitution and related law in reaching his decision. Evidently that hope was misplaced like Miley Cyrus’ virtue.
What I find fascinating is the fact that Roberts and the progressive justices ruled that Obamacare was able to proceed in tact because the federal government could indeed levy such taxes (penalties) for those that did not acquire health insurance in accordance with the law. Why that is interesting is because during the debate prior to its passage, all the players in support of the law including then-Speaker Pelosi and President Obama insisted that this was not to be considered as a tax, as that would constitutionally invalidate the bill. Of course we were also told that the law would lower our health care costs and that the entire process would be transparent and debated on C-Span too.
Well now that the left has spoken, there is only one more firewall left to prevent this egregious freedom-stealing, life-destroying, cost-raising law from being fully implemented. America MUST elect Romney to the presidency and ensure that he has solid majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate so that this monstrosity can be fully repealed. If we fail to do this as a nation, the law will be fully implemented in 2014. I fear our nation as we currently know it will not survive if full repeal does not come to pass.
Once people become dependent upon this new program, it will be nearly impossible to repeal. Never mind the fact that this law has already proven to make the costs for small businesses go up and thus reduced their ability to hire new employees. Never mind the fact that there are indeed pro-abortion mandates within the law. Never mind the fact that conscience clauses and religious exemptions are null and void for this law. Never mind that rationing of critical medical services will indeed occur. Never mind that medical devices stocks are already plunging today in light of this news. Never mind that the death panels that Sarah Palin warned us about and was summarily laughed at accordingly will come to pass, albeit under the gentler euphemism of “end of life counseling”. Never mind that we have created one more entitlement program that is so gargantuan in its scope that it encompasses 1/6 of the nation’s economy. Never mind that the added costs of this law will add to the already $16 TRILLION debt we currently have as a country and are unable to pay right now. Yep, never mind. Instead of being the rugged individuals that fought for and supported liberty in this greatest country on earth, we will have become a nation of progressive victims that look to our nanny government to solve every problem we encounter in our lives. Those that would proudly take care of themselves and their kin will be looked at as a kind of odd and slightly amusing anachronism to the left.
One wonders, now that the Supreme Court has stated that the federal government can mandate that private citizens must purchase whatever goods or services that the government deems as necessary for the "common good", just where that might take us? I wonder just how loudly the progressives would scream and whine and gnash their teeth if some future congress and president mandated that every citizen must purchase a firearm, as part of a citizen militia, or face penalties. There certainly seems to be more constitutional standing for that mandate than there is for Obamacare, not that we are using the Constitution as our standard any more apparently.
Oh, and by the way, I don’t EVER again want to hear the foolish meme from Rachel Maddow and the rest of the useful idiot progressive talking heads on TV and the radio whine about the “right wing Supreme Court”. That dog simply won’t hunt anymore. In fact that dog is road kill, along with one more of our essential liberties.