The End of Liberty As We Know It

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:39 am by Steve

This past week, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. In a complete overruling of common logic and blatant judicial activism, the court ruled that Obamacare is legal because it is a tax.
Despite assurances from the “liar-in-chief”, aka President Obama, that it wasn’t, the Supreme Court has found that it is.
Using this logic, from now on, any time the government wishes to compel the populous to some desired action and end result, all they have to is place a tax on the mandate, no matter how unreasonable the mandate is.
As an example, they could mandate that everyone drive a compact car. By placing a huge tax burden on those who don’t buy compact cars, they can, according to the Supreme Court, mandate this behavior. In reality, how many of us would be able to pay an unreasonable tax just for the right to drive a larger vehicle? Not many.
Our government has slid further down the slippery slope of socialism and huge government intrusion into our personal freedoms.
Our only hope now is to vote Obama and the liberal congresspeople/senators out of office in November. I hope the nation is up to the task this time.

(CNSNews.com) – Here’s a key element of the Supreme Court opinion, in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the liberals to uphold the Democrats’ health care law on a 5-4 vote:

“The Federal Government does not have the power to order people to buy health insurance. Section 5000A would therefore be unconstitutional if read as a command. The Federal Government does have the power to impose a tax on those without health insurance. Section 5000A is therefore constitutional, because it can reasonably be read as a tax.”

Reaction was swift:

The conservative Family Research Council said the ruling jeopardizes the future of liberty and religious freedom.

“The Supreme Court has today given the federal government unlimited authority to use its tax power to require Americans to engage in specific commercial activity. The obvious implication is chilling: Uncle Sam can make you buy anything, at any price, for any reason,” said FRC Legal Counsel Ken Klukowski, J.D. “That’s why today, the American dream gave way to a real American nightmare. President Obama’s vow about ‘fundamentally transforming the United States of America ‘ was fulfilled. The Supreme Court essentially said it cannot articulate any limiting principle on the power of the federal government.

“By ruling that the law is constitutional, the Supreme Court gave the federal government the power to order private citizens to enter into contracts with private organizations and give those organizations their money. This ruling fundamentally transforms the federal government from one of limited and specified powers in the Constitution to an all-powerful central government with plenary power over every area and aspect of Americans’ lives from cradle to grave.”

“Today’s Supreme Court decision will do serious harm to American families, said FRC President Tony Perkins.”Not only is the individual mandate a profound attack on our liberties, but it is only one section among hundreds of provisions in the law that will force taxpayers to fund abortions, violate their conscience rights, and impose a massive tax and debt burden on American families.

“The Obama administration has created, for the first time in American history, new federal regulations that toss aside the constitutional right to religious freedom by forcing religious institutions and employers to pay for abortion-causing drugs, contraceptives and sterilizations.

“It’s now time to replace those leaders who disregarded the constitutional limitations of their authority and the deeply held religious beliefs of their constituents, voting for the government takeover of healthcare. We must repeal this abortion-funding health care law and restore the Constitution to its rightful place.”

“Stopping Obamacare is now up to the American people,” the Republican National Committee said on Thursday morning.

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