Welcome to the party, pal.
I know, I know…
Let’s vote about it.
That’ll show them.
I take his point, but Election Day will absolutely matter on the street, and the street always matters. The street is where things get kinetic, and that’s what the next phase is going to be about. I’m waiting for the ANC-style “youth leagues” to start popping up.
Good read, and he’s right, if they can Constitutional force a tax on us for not buying health insurance, the Republicans can just as easily force all Americans in the United States to buy Ammunition and a Firearm. Mark my words, Republicans will use this at some point in the future.
Edit, and force all Americans to pay a tax if they do not purchase said firearm and ammunition.
“As president, Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts”
And if Obeyme is “re-elected” ?
Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder………….
‘Course, if ya think none of it matters, I guess you could give a shit.
I probably agree with you but I cling to the notion that such things do count.
It’ll give me some satisfaction to see that smirk wiped offa Obamandingo’s face if he loses and Holder’s perp walk to Leavenworth…. if only (sigh).
Well huzzah for that!
Personally, I’d rather fight the enemy I can see. A President Romney will have every establishment conservative and pajama-clad blogger running interference for him. Besides, each time a Republican is elected president legitimizes neo-con foreign policy. I’d just as soon not “stay the course” for another decade in our Arabic adventures (although Gitmo is still around under Obummer).
Maybe, if the following opinion is correct, voting might matter after all. I’m not a legal scholar by any means, but this piece does go a bit further than the current hyperbole on the MSM over the act, and the implications of he ruling.
Chief Justice Roberts Is A Genius
Posted on June 28, 2012 by I.M. Citizen
Before you look to do harm to Chief Justice Roberts or his family, it’s important that you think carefully about the meaning – the true nature — of his ruling on Obama-care. The Left will shout that they won, that Obama-care was upheld and all the rest. Let them.
It will be a short-lived celebration.
Here’s what really occurred — payback. Yes, payback for Obama’s numerous, ill-advised and childish insults directed toward SCOTUS.
Chief Justice Roberts actually ruled the mandate, relative to the commerce clause, was unconstitutional. That’s how the Democrats got Obama-care going in the first place. This is critical. His ruling means Congress can’t compel American citizens to purchase anything. Ever. The notion is now officially and forever, unconstitutional. As it should be.
Next, he stated that, because Congress doesn’t have the ability to mandate, it must, to fund Obama-care, rely on its power to tax. Therefore, the mechanism that funds Obama-care is a tax. This is also critical. Recall back during the initial Obama-care battles, the Democrats called it a penalty, Republicans called it a tax. Democrats consistently soft sold it as a penalty. It went to vote as a penalty. Obama declared endlessly, that it was not a tax, it was a penalty. But when the Democrats argued in front of the Supreme Court, they said ‘hey, a penalty or a tax, either way’. So, Roberts gave them a tax. It is now the official law of the land — beyond word-play and silly shenanigans. Obama-care is funded by tax dollars. Democrats now must defend a tax increase to justify the Obama-care law.
Finally, he struck down as unconstitutional, the Obama-care idea that the federal government can bully states into complying by yanking their existing medicaid funding. Liberals, through Obama-care, basically said to the states — ‘comply with Obama-care or we will stop existing funding.’ Roberts ruled that is a no-no. If a state takes the money, fine, the Feds can tell the state how to run a program, but if the state refuses money, the federal government can’t penalize the state by yanking other funding. Therefore, a state can decline to participate in Obama-care without penalty. This is obviously a serious problem. Are we going to have 10, 12, 25 states not participating in “national” health-care? Suddenly, it’s not national, is it?
Ultimately, Roberts supported states rights by limiting the federal government’s coercive abilities. He ruled that the government can not force the people to purchase products or services under the commerce clause and he forced liberals to have to come clean and admit that Obama-care is funded by tax increases.
Although he didn’t guarantee Romney a win, he certainly did more than his part and should be applauded.
And he did this without creating a civil war or having bricks thrown through his windshield. Oh, and he’ll be home in time for dinner.
Wrong, Roberts wrote that mandate was unconstitutional, along with the the 4 conservatives but that was never officially voted on. Instead we have his opinion that it was unconstitutional and official majority ruling that obamacare is the law of the land. This business of mandate being unconstitutional just gets passed into minority dissent.
Another important point. When have the liberals ever followed laws? They play by other rules. Roberts just made himself the useful idiot and the jackass of the year.
I’m not sure exactly how the short term will work on this, or whether Roberts made a brilliant or idiotic move – time till tell.
However, I have this feeling deep, deep down that in the out years this may just be looked at as a Trojan Horse event. Even if not for overt actions in the political arena by elected officials, but for the seeds it plants in the minds of the Thinking people and The Remnants.
Remember, rightly or wrongly, if the balance of our Liberty rests on the decision of one man, then we’ve already lost. That is the point that needs to be taken away from this, whether that man is Roberts, Kennedy, Obama, or even Reagan. Think about it. Hard.
Keep your powder dry,
This country is already in a depression that will get considerably worse for the next few years. This tax increase will ensure we will not be able to excape the spiral into the shitter. I intend to vote for Obama because I want that fucker and his socialists to sink under the waves with that taxable albatross tightly fastened to his ass. That will make Obama and the dems every bit as loved as Hoover and the repubs were in the economy after 1932. There is little difference in the big central government ideas of the Bushes, Clintons, Obama, or Romney. Full speed ahead into the iceburg…you better prep that lifeboat.
If you think Romney will change anything, I have a bridge i’d like to sell you.
No, I don’t ever count on POTUS; I count on Congress. POTUS can’t wipe his nose if Congress doesn’t approve. And, should the electorate buckle down, vote out all incumbents and replace with Constitutionalists, a chance, however slim, exists to restore constitutional government.
I do not count on it; I only see the possibility.
You are right about Potus, thats why I want him chained to the ACA decision. Romney is just Obama 2.0, the hell with that. But people better put preps aside because we’re going to crash. Make plans to partner with friends and family to get through.
The left is not going to be restrained by the language in this opinion by Roberts, however “inside baseball” it is. A couple of more “evolved” judges and poof it’s superseded by another “opinion”. This is the Intolerable Acts redo.
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