Thursday, June 28, 2012

Healthcare Law Upheld: "A Dark Day for American Liberty"

So Obama's Healthcare Law has just been upheld. Amazing. 
I have to agree with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on this one: "This decision goes against the very principle that America has a federal government of limited powers; a principle that the Founding Fathers clearly wrote into the Constitution, the supreme law of the land," Cuccinelli said in a statement. "The Constitution was meant to restrict the power of government precisely for the purpose of protecting your liberty and mine from the overreaching hand of the federal government.
"This unprecedented decision says that Congress has the authority to force citizens to buy private goods or face fines -- a power it has never had in American history, and a power King George III and Parliament didn't have over us when we were mere subjects of Great Britain," Cuccinelli continued. "Since the federal government itself could never articulate to the court a constitutional limit to this power, Congress has gained an unlimited power to force citizens to buy anything."
The decision means the historic overhaul will continue to go into effect over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. The ruling also handed Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty.
Full article here.
I fail to see how the federal government can force citizens to buy any product from any private company and the Surpreme Court could consider it constitutional. Even more baffling is that the Supremes  are upholding it as a tax... even though Obama himself specifically argued that it was NOT a tax!
Even more reason why Obama needs to go. Four more years of Obama and that will give him even more leeway to stack the court with liberal/leftist judges, who will make more liberal/left-leaning decisions, which will just hasten America's descent into God-knows-what. The New America is gradually taking shape right before our very eyes, and it's kinda scary to think what this New America will look like when we let the liberals in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of  government get their way. 
Ironically,the swing vote here was from a supposedly "conservative" justice, John G Roberts Jr. Now If you cant even count on conservative justices to be truly conservative on important decisions like this, what will happen down the line when they retire and are replaced by decidedly more liberal justices? God help America, that's all I can say on that. God help America. 

It'll be interesting to see... will this decision help or hurt Obama's reelection campaign in the long run? Will it energize his supporters to vote him into for another term? Or will it mobilize his opponents to make sure he doesnt stay in the White House past next January 19th? Of course, only time will tell. It's gonna be a wild and interesting ride, that's for sure. 

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