Even more surprising was seeing that Chief Justice John Roberts was the swing vote in the 5 to 4 decision that just handed the government total power to just mandate whatever they desire the people to do and we must comply? Isn’t that something more along the lines of Cuba, Venezuela or the former Soviet Union?
Most telling in the decision is Justice Roberts reasoning he wrote in the majority decision of the “individual mandate requiring people to have health insurance is valid as a tax, even though it is impermissible under the Constitution's commerce clause.”
Yes, requiring us to buy health insurance is unconstitutional, but since it is a tax, it is now constitutional to tax us if we do not comply and buy health insurance.
“it is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but choose to go without health insurance. Such legislation is within Congress's power to tax. The federal government does not have the power to order people to buy health insurance. ... The federal government does have the power to impose a tax on those without health insurance.”Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in dissent,
“To say that the Individual Mandate merely imposes a tax is not to interpret the statute but to rewrite it. Imposing a tax through judicial legislation inverts the constitutional scheme, and places the power to tax in the branch of government least accountable to the citizenry.”However you look at it, the American people are now forced to purchase a product they may not wish to purchase, be it by legislative decree or taxation, the Supreme Court has ruled that the government holds the power to mandate what we buy!!!
Somehow missed, or deliberately ignored, is that this massive takeover of our healthcare system was sold to us as NOT A TAX!
But now suddenly, it is a tax?? While Obama and Democrats still maintain it is not a tax?
Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Gregory Conko released a statement saying in part,
“the decision to uphold the mandate as a tax is troubling, like the Court’s prior commerce clause jurisprudence. Under the so-called ‘Rational Basis Test,’ the Court has refused to question due process or equal protection violations when Congress’s reason for enacting the law might be ‘rationally related’ to a legitimate government interest. Under that test, however, Congress does not have to explain why the law was ‘rational’ as long as the Supreme Court can substitute its own rationale. Today’s decision says Congress does not need to call a regulation a tax—Congress and the President can even insist it is not a tax—if the Supreme Court can rationalize it as one: the Rational Tax Test.”The Socialist Democrats are elated that the American people have just lost a piece of our freedom. Patty Murray, Socialist Democrat from Washington State sent out an email this morning labeling this an “historic day in America” and offering a “free” bumper sticker in exchange for your donation of $5 or more to reelect Socialist Democrats.
“Today’s decision gives ObamaCare a temporary reprieve. But an overwhelming majority of Americans have made clear that they do not want this health care law. Two years ago, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted that Congress had to ‘pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.’ Well, Americans have now seen what’s in ObamaCare, and they want to see it repealed and replaced.”
Rep. Steve Israel, DCCC Chairman sent out his own email saying,
“we can carry this momentum into November and win a [Socialist] Democratic majority to keep making progress [towards Communism].”Obama stated,
“Whatever the politics, today’s decision was a victory for people all over this country whose laws will be more secure because of this law and the Supreme Court's decision to uphold it.”Yes, just like out Immigration Laws are “more secure” now with Obama mandating they be ignored?
Vowing to “fight on,” Pete Sessions, NRCC Chairman says,
“I believe we have a moral responsibility to get rid of ObamaCare. I refuse to hand down an America to my kids where Washington controls their healthcare.”Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says,
“Today’s Supreme Court decision doesn’t mark the end of a debate. It marks a fresh start on the road to repeal. Today’s decision does not change the fact that Obamacare limits choice, increases health care costs, and makes it harder for businesses to hire. It does not change the fact that Obamacare’s mandates, tax hikes, and Medicare cuts are deeply damaging to our health care system and our economy.”Republicans and conservatives across America are seeing this decision as a “sad day for liberty” in America and many Republican Governor’s are vowing to just ignore Obamacare.
Our only hope of restoring America to a free country lies in not just voting out ‘Il Duce’ Obama, but ridding Congress of every single Socialist Democrat sitting in office along with turncoat Republicans like Olympia Snowe who, it must be remembered “was the deciding vote to get Obamacare out of the Senate Committee. Had she voted no, we’d not be here now.”
Efforts this morning to organize an impromptu rally outside of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office in Vancouver fell short as too many have excuses to not stand.
Until people are willing to stand up and oppose the Socialist takeover, it will continue unabated. You can no longer expect someone else to fight the battles. We are all soldiers in the fight to save America.