More liberty lost this morning, with this bizare ruling today and earlier this week with striking down most of the Arizona Immigration Law the Supreme Court has empowered the office of the President even more……thank you SCOTUS for disregarding the Constituton as the Founding Fathers meant it to be and tipping the checks and balances in the favor of the executive brance contrary to the intended separation of powers in the Constitution. The American people were against this mandate (56%) and bill on the weekend it was voted in and in a poll taken this week were (60%) against it still. Yet the Supreme Court rewrites history again. For those that like this ruling today, just remember that now Congress can pass a law to make you do something and the next time it may be something you don’t like.
Here’s what one other blogger said:
So, the health care debate comes down to this: the Federal government, our Lord and Master can do anything it wants to us as “free” individuals, despite our God given unalienable rights. It’s not about liberty, it’s about finding a justifiable rationale.
Well, they can’t do that which is an unconscionable assault on liberty under the Commerce clause, nor can an unconscionable assault on liberty be justified under the Necessary and Proper clause, but in the name of Taxation, there are no limits to the Federal government’s power to harpoon you. And this from John Roberts?
In a victory for the New Deal bastardization of the Constitution, the Supreme Court has ruled that the government can mandate at gunpoint that Americans buy monopolized health care insurance.
“The Supreme Court upheld the health care law today in a splintered, complex opinion that appears to give President Obama a major victory,” reports USAToday.
In order to avoid arguments that the law is a misinterpretation of the Commerce Clause, the Court ruled that the requirement is a tax.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, who held the court’s swing vote, dissented. Reading from the bench, Kennedy said he and three conservative justices believe “the entire Act before us is invalid in its entirety.”
Today’s ruling is important because it is the first time in history that the federal government has required citizens enter into contract with private corporations to buy a product or service. It also represents one of the most egregious violations of the Constitution in American history.
“The insurance mandate clearly exceeds the federal government’s powers under the interstate commerce clause found in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution,” writes Ron Paul. “This is patently obvious: the power to ‘regulate’ commerce cannot include the power to compel commerce! Those who claim otherwise simply ignore the plain meaning of the Constitution because they don’t want to limit federal power in any way.”
“The commerce clause was intended simply to give Congress the power to regulate foreign trade, and also to prevent states from imposing tariffs on interstate goods. In Federalist Paper No. 22, Alexander Hamilton makes it clear the simple intent behind the clause was to prevent states from placing tolls or tariffs on goods as they passed through each state — a practice that had proven particularly destructive across the many principalities of the German empire.”