ObamaCare: We will fight in the shade.
posted at 12:07 pm on June 30, 2012 by Jorge Bonilla
I forced myself to observe a cooling-off period after Thursday’s Supreme Court decision affirming ObamaCare, just to make sure that I didn’t say anything in haste. At this point, I’m not entirely sure it’s worked, but I’m done holding my peace.
I fail to see how today’s ruling is anything other than awful for those of us who love this Republic, its Founding documents, and the Rule of Law. I get the urge to celebrate a win on the Commerce Clause argument, but not at the expense of expanding Congress’ power to tax. The ruling strikes me as lawlessness on top of lawlessness, a big fat cherry on top of a Fast and Furious, Solyndra, and bailout sundae. If it’s unconstutional, it’s unconstitutional; throw the whole stinkin’ thing out and be done with it…instead of finding reasons to keep this monstrosityafloat.
I keep reading that the one good thing to come out of this ruling is that ObamaCare is now codified as a tax, which means it can be repealed via reconciliation; that is, with simple Congressional majorities. That’s nice, except that ObamaCare passed via reconciliation, so reconciliation repeal was already an option. I am comforted by the fact that there are still challenges to be heard. Next up, the religious freedom lawsuits.
Today, the statists won. But rest assured, this is not the end by any stretch of the imagination.
As long as this horrific piece of legislation remains on the books, we will fight. We will stand and fight the biased narratives, the culture of victimization, and the hostile occupation of our Republic and its founding principles. We will engage the statists, and their surrogates in media, entertainment, and academia. And should their lies and distortions threaten to blot out the shining sun of freedom, then we stand at the ready, and we will fight in the shade.
I leave you with the one thing that chief Justice Roberts and I agree on.
Members of this Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our Nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.
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