A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Turns out we conservative bloggers are not as far off the beam as our leftist antagonists would have you believe, right?
We have been decrying ObamaCare as unconstitutional from day one. And now a US District Judge agrees with us.
Federal Judge Roger Vinson wrote of his decision: "I must conclude that the individual mandate and the remaining provisions are all inextricably bound together in purpose and must stand or fall as a single unit…. To now hold that Congress may regulate the so-called ‘economic decision’ to not purchase a product or service in anticipation of future consumption is a ‘bridge too far.’ It is without logical limitation and far exceeds the existing legal boundaries established by Supreme Court precedent.” (SOURCE)
Ok. We now have to wait for the US Supreme Court to rule and that could happen anytime within … oh, 3 years. Obama’s minions have made it clear they have no intention of asking the federal judicial system to put this on the “fast track” for consideration by the Supreme Court. Chances are, it will happen before 2014, in any case. And what takes place in November of 2012? The Presidential Election – that’s what!
So now the stage is being set for the presidential campaigns of both parties and it is beginning to look as if ObamaCare will be the centerpiece of both campaigns. There can be no doubt that the November 2012 election will be another referendum on the increasing size of the federal government and the ever-growing reach of the federal government into the lives of every American.
So how will the Supreme Court rule? I have absolutely no idea. If there is a change on the court, and we lose a single conservative justice, there will be no question the court will rule that ObamaCare IS constitutional. It ought not be that way ... but it IS.
The judicial system in America is as politicized as the Congress. It is obvious to anyone with an ounce of common sense that rulings are handed down these days depending upon the political leanings of the judicial officials.
Where’s the evidence? Try this: “So far, two federal judges — both Clinton appointees — have upheld the individual mandate. Vinson and U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson, who ruled against the requirement last month, were both appointed by Republican presidents.” (SOURCE)
ObamaCare is just flat-out Un-American. It is high socialism masterminded by the socialist branch of the US Government – the executive branch -- and the liberal-socialists in the Democratic Party.
If America is to be saved – then ObamaCare must be stopped. If you think the economy in America is bad NOW… believe me, when socialism becomes the norm in America and capitalism is sent packing, we will have an America with the economy of the former socialist Russia with Americans standing in line for hours to buy a single roll of toilet tissue!
ObamaCare is the vehicle that will speed America into full out socialism. At that point, the America you and I have known will be lost forever.
Much of that America is already gone. I had the good fortune to grow up in an America where people were strong independent individualists who didn’t want the government anywhere near them let alone in their lives from the cradle to the grave. Yet, it is exactly that depth of government involvement that much of the American people seem to crave today.
Over the past seven to eight decades the federal government has grown exponentially until it no longer serves the people of the country, it now demands that the people of the country serve it!
The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are instruments designed to limit the power of the federal government over the American people. Unfortunately, the constitution these days is seen as an inconvenience, and an outdated document, or worse, a living, breathing, document.
Yes, the constitution is an inconvenience to liberal-socialists. As more and more Americans become aware of the limits placed on the government by the constitution, they have awakened to the overreaching power grabs of the liberal-socialists of the Democratic Party and the hyper-socialist Obama Regime.
ObamaCare is socialism. It is socialized medicine. If the US Supreme Court does not ultimately strike it down it will enslave America in a form of godless socialism so beloved by leftists in America and in every third-world socialist dung heap country around the globe.