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Obamacare…What Now?

Today’s message from John Roberts, whether intentional or not, is clear and it might be fortunate for lovers of liberty in this nation.  That message is this – Congress can legislate this “tax” and if you don’t like it, then vote accordingly.  Ironically, the power of Roberts’ punt is where conservatives have wanted it for a long while, not in the Court, but in the hands of the people.

Remember, elections have consequences and that consequential pendulum swings both ways.  If the Court won’t hold its end of the bargain on limiting the Fed, then we must force the Legislative to do so through the election process.  Today’s ruling draws a clear line in the sand with regards to liberty – you can stay the course and turn more of your lives over to a few in Washington or you can limit their power.  There’s not much to convolute that message in the minds of the people.

The weak link in this whole mess is what also holds the greatest potential.  If the people don’t properly understand this issue, or worse, apathetically ignore it, then we will fail as a nation.  We will accept that Congress has the power to tax the American people for the sake of a system, not the sake of a government.  In fact, it forces you to either buy into the government health care OR to give that money to a private health insurance company.  That essentially means that the fed now has the power to tell you not only that you have to buy a commodity, but that you have to either pay them or a private business.

Over the past decade this mentality has been crammed down our throats.  Our taxes have been used to pay for failed banks, and failed industries (auto, green, etc.).  Those funds all came out of general funds; now the courts have ruled that Congress can levy a tax for a specific industry.  Today that industry is health care insurance…but what will it be tomorrow?

Health care is a now the highest subsidized commodity in the nation, specifically funded by legislation, and the first “right”, as the left has sold it, that is forced upon us both in principle and (most alarming) by monetary means.  Bill Whittle explains it best.

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Many will assume this will hurt the President in November.  That is likely…but what matters more is that we understand the principles of liberty and, if understood, get others to understand them as well.  Will the people endure?  Part of me is holding out hope for an 18th century French mentality, but there’s a haunting whisper in the back of my mind that sounds a lot like Bonaparte.


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  • Steve Dennis June 28, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    You are right, it will now be up to us to do something about this in November. We will decide if we are a nation of liberty loving people or if we are a nation of dependents. I am not sure which direct we will go, this is depressing.
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  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire June 28, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    I’m confussed, RHM. The Patient Affordable Care Act was a Senate bill. I thought all tax bills had to originate in the House. Am I wrong?
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      RightHandMan June 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

      The bill was reconciled and “re-originated” in the House…

      • Bunkerville June 29, 2012 at 3:34 PM

        According to bachmann, we only need 51 votes because it was reconciled. I am not clear as well to your thought on this.
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  • Silverfiddle June 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    What now? It’s back in the political arena, where it belongs. The election will be a referendum on whether America wants this or not.
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    • Bunkerville June 28, 2012 at 2:24 PM

      Most have not a clue what this means thus what they are voting on. Spin spin spin.
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  • Bunkerville June 28, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Sorry, I cannot be as sanguine . Having worked in healthcare, kiss it goodbye while conservatives and Roberts stand on their so called principles. The death panels remain. Kiss grandma goodbye. Please don’t sound as detached as the progressives do. We are talking quality and quantity of our lives not some damnable abstract principle. There, I said it.
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  • Obamacare Upheld June 28, 2012 at 3:53 PM

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  • Infidel de Manahatta June 28, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    If I had confidence in Romney or the feckless “Compassionate Conservative” Republican “Statist” party I would be optimistic. If I had confidence that Romney could win in November I would be confident. Americans above all love winners. And Obama is now a winner. He is THE winner. America was stupid enough to vote for him in 2008 and they probably will in 2012.
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  • steve June 28, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    I don’t know, relying on Mitt RomenyCare Romney to expend ‘political capital’ to repeal ObamaCare (if he is elected) is a dicey proposition.
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  • John Galt June 29, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Roberts did a lot more than just punt the ball to “The People”. Roberts used sophistry and bad law, setting a couple of bad precedents that will cost us dearly as a nation in the future.

    First, he did not interpret the constitutional validation of the law as it was written. He re-wrote the law by introducing a tax that was nowhere to be found in the 2100 pages of the law. In this, Judge Kennedy was absolutely right in his dissent by asserting that “To say that the Individual Mandate merely imposes a tax is not to interpret the statute but to rewrite it. Judicial tax-writing is particularly troubling”.

    Second, Justice Roberts is increasing the power of the Federal government by saying that it can force you into any activity, whether passive or not, by the application of a “penalty” as long as you call that penalty a “tax”.

    We already have 4 bad judges with suspect intellects, now we have the 5th. The damage is done.
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  • rjjrdq June 30, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    Robert’s literally had to redefine this monster to make it a tax that not even the advocates had envisioned. Buy a private product or else? That’s a tax?
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  • steve@Natural Law June 30, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    I think it is really sad. It sounds like they are now openly admitting that we vote in dedicators and that our form of government is a Democracy where mob rules. It’s not, it’s a nation of republics that was set up to protect our right to liberty. Liberty would imply that someone or something can’t force me to buy insurance. This is a sadder day than most people can even imagine.
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