There are times in life when a person just has to slowly shake his or her head in disbelief and say aloud, “What the hell is going on!” Of course, I’ve done this sort of thing throughout the 2008 Obama campaign, his election, and many times during the last three plus years, but what happened last Thursday when the Supreme Court decision about Obamacare was announced and after reading some of the text of the decision, left me as literally stunned, shaken and discouraged as I’ve been for some time.
Now, after a couple days of reading and reflection, I’m, like tens of millions, left puzzled, and that deep discouragement will not go away. It’s beyond comprehension that an intelligent, educated, rational, mature man like Chief Justice John Roberts could come up with a conclusion that, in effect, says it is constitutional for the federal government, Congress and the President, to force individual American citizens to do anything, I mean anything - unlimited power over citizens – via the Congressional power to tax. And since courts are guided by precedent, this monstrosity is now virtually set in stone.
Sure thing, Americans have a choice. Do as you’re told, Americans, or choose to pay a tax that will break you. Control, control of people, citizens, illegal aliens. Control is power, power is control. Ultimately the threat of a tax will be forgotten. Given repetition and passage of time, slaves will mindlessly do as they are told, no threats necessary.
Federal power over Americans is now limitless. If Obama wants you to buy his stupid Volt electric cars, then you will have to buy Volt electric cars. Perhaps you’ll have a choice among three colors, but no promises. If Obama says all homes will have solar panels and a windmill, get used to it.
If you want to put yourself through the torturous process of actually reading the words of Roberts, you’ll experience the convoluted, contorted process Roberts travelled to, what can I say, to give characters like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, Barney Frank, dozens of collectivists in the Obama administration, and so on and on and on, the power to do what they crave, destroy American individualism, destroy the greatest document ever designed to guarantee the liberties of people – the Constitution of the United States – and try to destroy those unalienable Rights of people given to them by their Creator, including Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Seems extreme, you say. Can’t believe it. Not in America. Someone will do something. Sure. Would anyone believe, just a couple decades ago, the country would elect as president a man whose past history is virtually unavailable, who cannot legally be elected president, and has told the country before the election he was going to fundamentally transform America. And still he was elected.
Two decades ago I would not have believed it. Of course I could not believe a draft dodging, serial womanizer, congenital liar, sociopath named Bill Clinton could win the presidency in 1992 and 1996, against two war heroes, George Bush and Robert Dole. Thank you, Ross Perot, for giving us eight years of Clinton.
Why did Roberts do what he did? Lots of speculation. It seems impossible to believe he thinks Obamacare and the individual mandate is constitutional, using either the commerce clause or taxing power. Justices like Ginsburg and Kagan, will stretch, even disregard, constitutional limitations, but Roberts knows better. Did Obama’s bombastic, bullying comments directed toward the Court on why they should rule that Obamacare is constitutional, pressure Roberts? Did all the garbage on the issue by the LM (Left Media) influence him? Did he do it for his place in history, HIS LEGACY — the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the deciding vote, which made nationalized medicine in America the law of the land?
A question comes to mind – a critical question. During the weeks he had to have been pondering and formulating his decision about one of the most critical issues in our history, did John Roberts fully comprehend the door he would open by finding Obamacare could be enforced by the federal government by taxing citizens who refused to purchase health insurance, and thus government could force Americans to do anything, or be punished by a tax, which would undo forever the chains placed on government by the founders of our nation?
Or was he too engrossed in his struggle to find some way to help this wannabe dictator, to give thought about the future enslavement of his fellow Americans? Did he think about The Declaration of Independence, and those unalienable Rights of the people which cannot be taken away? Does he understand this Supreme Court decision means the federal government now controls the people, rather than the people controlling the government? Does he understand this decision has trashed the nation our founders risked their lives to create? Evidently he doesn’t care or doesn’t care enough.
When Chief Justice nominee Roberts made his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2005, he said his job was to be an umpire, to call balls and strikes, not to pitch or bat. Sadly with this decision on Obamacare, he’s a member of a team, the wrong team for America. The Constitution was written in order to protect we the people from government. It limits the power of government, or at least, it did. No more. Now, instead of limitations, government is in effect free to do what it wants to do regarding the people.