On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled by a 5-4 vote that ObamaCare, known by its legislative bill name Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is constitutional. The majority opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts, who went left on the issue and concocted quite a twist of logic to support Barack Hussein Obama's goal of government-imposed health care for Americans. The dissenting opinion was written by Justice Anthony Kennedy. Succinctly, it says:
“The act is invalid in its entirety.”
Chief Justice Roberts wrote, “The Affordable Care Act is constitutional in part and unconstitutional in part. The individual mandate cannot be upheld as an exercise of Congress’s power under the Commerce Clause. That Clause authorizes Congress to regulate interstate commerce, not to order individuals to engage it. In this case, however, 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 quintessence is that the federal mandate is not a real mandate. It is a tax. All of the lower courts except the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said that the federal mandate was a mandate and not a tax.1 “The Federal Government does not have the power to order people to buy health insurance. Section 5000A (of the Affordable Care Act) would therefore be unconstitutional if read as a command. The Federal Government does have the power to impose a tax on those without health insurance. Section 5000A is therefore constitutional, because it can reasonably be read as a tax. ... The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax. Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness.” This is the scapegoat twist in logic that Chief Justice Roberts invented to allow him to vote in favor of ObamaCare's being constitutional.
Ergo: ObamaCare is a tax, which is what Obama said it would never be! LIE!2 Are you surprised? Don't be! Be angry! Show you anger on November 6, 2012.
This author's initial thoughts on the matter are:
I wonder: What information for blackmail does Obama have on Chief Justice Roberts? There are some very unusual matters that connect him to Obama and vice-versa.
ThereistheprivatevisitObamamadetotheSupremeCourt,inreality, Chief Justice Roberts, before Obama became the occupier of the Oval Office. As far as history books can recollect, this is the first time that a not-yet inaugurated President made a private visit to the Supreme Court before his inauguration. Was Barack Hussein Obama reaching the Chief Justice? The American public should know the reasons for such a visit.
Concerning partly "solving" the immigration issue per executive order, Obama said in March 2011 “...for me to simply, through executive order, ignore [existing immigration laws] would not conform with my appropriate role...”
JT: What a hypocrite! Ignoring the laws of the Constitution does conform with his role? Barack Hussein Obama is the first occupant of the Oval Office to describe the position he has as a role. He must have been thinking about his body servant. According to the Urban Dictionary, a role is the "position an actor (Obama surely is an actor!) fills in the hierarchy of top/bottom during sexual intercourse."
*** On June 14, 2012, Obama gave a speech in Cleveland, Ohio!
JT: What did he say? Almost an hour of nothings. Well ... he really said, "Yes we con!" "Yes we con!" "Yes, we con!" This is the only truth that comes out of him!
What Roberts did shouldn't be that much of a surprise, because it's what Republicans have been doing for ages. Liberals enact or propose a drastic expansion of government. Republicans modify it to a compromise solution. A version that isn't quite as awful. The ball goes further left. -- Daniel Greenfield
The above quote is taken from Sultan Knish's Friday Roundup on US and world events, Steal Their Thunder. Read it all here.
We can't depend on the Supreme Court to do the right thing, though it can occasionally be an important ally in the struggle to restore the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of the individual. The ball is not in their court, it is in ours. And it is important that we understand what is at stake. Behind all the policy debates is a simple question. Do we want to be free men and women or will we agree to be slaves?
The final review of every act of government does not come from within the government, but from the people, who have to decide what is acceptable and unacceptable. This is a law of human nature that is not subject to any higher court, only the court of the conscience. Rights and freedoms do not come from government, they come from the people. We have seen how in Egypt, the people chose slavery. That makes it all the more vital to remember that, no matter what we are told, we have a choice, and the greatest power that we have is the knowledge that the choice and the final decision are ours.
The above is an excerpt from an article, The Ball is in Our Court , written the day before the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare. Written by Daniel Greenfield, Sultan Knish, who boils the debate down to one simple question - Do we choose freedom? Decision time is now. What is life without freedom?
When the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare was announced Barak Obama called it “a victory for the American people.” Well, in March 2010 Barak Obama claimed the same thing. He was right - we had a victory – later that year. Opposition to the passage of this horrible, and deceptively named (Patient Protection and Affordable Care) bill led to the GOP victory of 2010, and control of the House of Representatives (190 Democrats vs. 242 Republicans of whom 62 are members of the Tea Party caucus). That was my kind of victory, but it was just the beginning.
There are a lot of really, really bad things about this law and unless you have been living under a rock the last few years you are well aware of at least some of them. But the hard truth is that – before victory there must be a battle, and maybe even a war. And this war is not over, not yet.
In order to win the battle, and the war, we must fight. Some are well prepared, some are not, and this battle is like no other. In order to win this war each and every person MUST do whatever they can to make it happen. We have this image that when America fought the tyranny of England it was a bunch of white guys who left their fields, shouldered their guns and went hunting for red-coats. Well, yeah, sort of – and if that is all you know, well you need to leave first grade and learn a lot more.
The American Revolution was a fight against tyranny. Men and women, black and white, slave and free all did their part to help win the war. We must do the same. The front-line today is being fought by lawyers and pundits instead of armed men. We are not all lawyers, nor are we all pundits. But we can all join the battle. Learn everything you can about an issue, or issues. The more people know about Obama and Obamacare the less they like him, or it. Educate those around you. If there isn’t anyone who will listen, take a bus ride, go to the park, strike up conversations in the grocery. If those you know use e-mail forward them articles – if face-to-face discussions are more your style then use that method. Civics is no longer taught in the schools so it is up to the citizens to learn for themselves and teach each other. Everyone can, and must, do something if we are to win.
We MUST defeat Obamacare and to do that we need the White House, the Senate and the House. Check out the candidates for your state and district VERY carefully. Remember actions speak louder than words. Find out for yourself if the candidate is just jumping on the Constitutional band-wagon in order to win. We must elect a conservative Congress, we must return to the Constitution, and we must hold their feet to the fire after the election.
Independence Day will be here soon. A study by political scientist Davd Yanagizawa-Drott and economist Andreas Madestam claims that those who attend an Independence Day parade before the age of eighteen are more like to identify as a Republican as an adult and more likely to vote Republican. If you don’t have children to take to a parade, volunteer to help at some Independence Day activity and if at all possible see to it that reading the Declaration of Independence is part of their program. Far too often these days children are not told what the day actually means so they come to believe it is about stores being closed and having a barbeque. This is a great opportunity for every patriotic American to learn more themselves, to teach our youth American history, and to teach the meaning of liberty and freedom - while it is still possible.
The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.
Remember when the left claimed that pathetic attention whores like Cindy Sheehan had ‘moral authority’ and were beyond any criticism of their motivation or tactics because a loved one had been killed? And especially when that suited the left’s political agenda?
One of the things that is true of the Left is that it is generally guilty of great selectivity when applying those things it claims are absolute.
I could note their selective absolutism on discrimination (except for affirmative action), the right to keep medical care between patient and doctor (but only for abortion — ObamaCare will bring government into every other medical decision), free speech (except for speech the Left dislikes) and freedom of religion (you WILL buy birth control for your employees and do gay marriages or lose your tax exemption!).
And apparently that selective application of absolute principles applies to the parents of public servants who are killed in the line of duty.
Back in 2005, Maureen Dowd declared, regarding Cindy Sheehan, that “the moral authority of parents who bury children killed in Iraq is absolute.” Of course, the mere fact that Ms. Sheehan did not speak for the overwhelming majority of mothers and fathers, wives and husbands, or sisters and brothers of those who have died fighting the various terrorist groups seeking to impose radical Islam on the rest of the world didn’t detract from Sheehan’s “absolute moral authority” — the White House was obliged to accommodate her and tailor policy to her demands.
Of course, Sheehan’s “absolute moral authority” was conceded by the Left only until the Democrats took control of Congress and Sheehan began applying the same standards to emocrats that she did to Republicans — and she was dismissed as a crazy old auntie in the attic once she began to criticize Barack Obama. After all, “absolute” is a relative term to the Left.
I need to warn you about our non-Council winner, Natasha Smith’s “Please God. Please make it stop.” submitted by Joshuapundit. It’s not for the faint hearted or the weak of stomach. It was written by a young British female independent journalist making a documentary on women’s rights in Egypt..who got caught by a mob in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, and what happened to her there.
Sarah Montague, of BBC’s HARDtalk, tainted the air on May 8, with the prejudices of centuries in the United Kingdom with her opening declaration that American Presidents have always been too “enthralled with the Jewish lobby,” and “American Jews influence US policy and that explain’s Washington’s increasing support for Israel.” One can’t help but wonder if “all those Presidents” include President Roosevelt, who rejected the bombing of the death camps and the railroads leading to them and refused a safe haven to the Jews of the SS St. Louis, thereby forcing their return to impending death in Nazi Germany; or President Truman, who pressured the British to admit displaced persons to Palestine but was still adverse to the idea of a Jewish State; or President Eisenhower, who pressured Israel in 1956 to withdraw from areas conquered by Israel in the Israel-France-Great Britain campaign to evict Egypt from the Suez Canal, without obtaining concessions from the Egyptians, thereby sowing the seeds of the 1967 war; or President Nixon, who was known for his intense dislike of Jews and Blacks; or President Clinton, who continued to oppose and withhold recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, blamed the failure of the peace process on Israel, and remained silent when Mahmoud Abbas praised their suicide bombers.
What is Harry Reid talking about? Regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling he claimed that “No longer will Americans be a heart attack or a car crash away from bankruptcy.” But Scary Harry and his best buddy, Barak Obama have already bankrupt the USA with their assorted policies including that car crash known as the ‘bailout’ of the automobile industry. And thanks to their policies, the possibility of going bankrupt is very real without a car crash or a heart attack.
Anytime you have Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Stephen Breyer in agreement on some law that should be all you need to know. These four judges have a record of taking the Constitution and twisting it around to something the Founding Fathers would not recognize. The Supreme Court’s Chief Justice, John Roberts has agreed with them – now that is really, really scary.
What about the 10th Amendment? You know the one (or maybe you don’t as clearly these five judges don’t). The 10th Amendment says that:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The Constitution of the United States does not say one word about health care. This is completely left to ‘the States respectively, or to the people.”
SPECIAL NOTE: This revealing article was published on April 14, 2010 on Sharon Sebastian's website www.DarwinsRacists.com. Sebastian's analysis from over two years ago is today's fact. It is time for the American people to become the last stand against a growing tyranny that has only just begun its treacherous assault on freedom, faith and our nation's sovereignty.
AGAINST YOUR WILL: OBAMA'S PLAN
by SHARON SEBASTIAN on APRIL 14, 2010
Brace yourself. If President Obama rams through health care with tactics that circumvent the Constitution, obliterates checks and balances and ignores the will of the majority of the American people, be prepared for the same bully tactics to be used in other critical upcoming legislation. If voters think the health care debacle is ugly, expect it to get uglier based on the President's planned agenda. Health care reform is not the ultimate objective. Devising "the formula" needed to get it passed is. Unlocking the formula to open the floodgates to enact whatever future legislation Obama wants, is the goal. Once the formula is in place, then the Obama administration has the key to do to America and Americans whatever it wants. It won't matter how Americans vote in the mid-term.
Senate leader Harry Reid revealed that legislative checks and balances were neutered when he said the reason he is pushing so hard for Obamacare is because, "the President wants it." Democrats supporting a Democrat President is expected, but to do so to the point of rewriting law and ignoring Constitutional guidelines in order for the President to get his way, eviscerates the legislative branch and empowers the executive branch with unchecked powers. It is dangerous. Our founding fathers warned of its dangers.
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