by Doug Book, staff writer
In March, Justice Anthony Kennedy observed that a fully implemented ObamaCare would “…change the relationship of the federal government to the individual in a very fundamental way…” But Justice Kennedy made a very fundamental mistake. The relationship between the American people and what has become the D.C. ruling class actually changed 70 years ago when the Supreme Court decided that a farmer in Ohio could not legally grow wheat on his own land for use by his own family. It was in ruling that Roscoe Filburn threatened the Article I, Section 8 Commerce Clause powers of Congress that a truly “fundamental change” was effected on the relationship between Americans and their government. The existence of ObamaCare is simply a logical result; a not unexpected consequence of that 1942 descent into judicial insanity. (1)
Today the Supreme Court will rule on NFIB v Sebelius—ObamaCare. The decision will be debated by a breathless assembly of court-watchers, political pundits, campaign strategists and television anchors. It’s worth wondering just how many in that eager crowd realize—or will dare admit—that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is nothing more than the long anticipated exercise of absolute federal authority over the lives and fortunes of the American people; that healthcare itself was never more than the chosen vehicle.
In 2008, the stars aligned for the American left as super-majorities of practiced socialists took control of Congress while a dedicated Marxist, educated from birth in an active contempt for capitalism and the country that did it best, was placed in the White House. As a result, the most aggressively unconstitutional assault on the liberty of the American people in our country’s history was passed into law and hailed as a Godsend for the ill and uninsured. Of course it required several hundred million in bribes to get all of the necessary senators on board. And in the House, a special dispensation from the president fooled no one and cost a few recalcitrant Democrat representatives their jobs.
But ObamaCare became law and today we will learn just how much of the 2500 page Act will remain standing after its brief sabbatical to the nation’s high court. One thing is certain: whatever the ruling it will be one which no American court should ever have been required to make. For the fact that the Affordable Care Act exists at all is a disgraceful testament to a 70 year abuse of judicial and legislative authority.
It is only when threats to our liberty such as ObamaCare are no longer possible that the United States will again be the nation which the Founders left to our safekeeping.
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