OBAMACARE’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL ORIGINS. EPIC FRAUD

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via NRO

Of all the fraud perpetrated in the passage of Obamacare — and the fraud has been epic — the lowest is President Obama’s latest talking point that the Supreme Court has endorsed socialized medicine as constitutional. To the contrary, the justices held the “Affordable” Care Act unconstitutional as Obama presented it to the American people: namely, as a legitimate exercise of Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce.

To sustain this monstrosity, Chief Justice John Roberts had to shed his robes and put on his legislator cap. He rewrote Obamacare as a tax — the thing the president most indignantly promised Americans that Obamacare was not. And it is here that our recent debate over the Constitution’s Origination Clause — the debate in which Matt Franck, Ramesh Ponnuru, Mark Steyn, and yours truly have probed the historical boundaries of the “power of the purse” reposed by the Framers in the House of Representatives — descends from the airy realm of abstraction and homes in on a concrete violation of law.

It is not just that the intensely unpopular Obamacare was unconstitutional as fraudulently portrayed by the president and congressional Democrats who strong-armed and pot-sweetened its way to passage. It is that Obamacare is unconstitutional as rewritten by Roberts. It is a violation of the Origination Clause — not only as I have expansively construed it, but even under Matt’s narrow interpretation of the Clause.

It is worth pausing here briefly to rehearse an argument often made in these pages before the Supreme Court ruling two summers ago. The justices’ resolution, whatever it was to be, would in no way be an endorsement of Obamacare; it would merely reflect the fact that our Constitution, designed for a free people, permits all manner of foolishness. “Constitutional” does not necessarily mean “good.” What Obamacare always needed was a political reversal in Congress. Thus, it was unwise for Republicans to become passive while hoping the justices would do their heavy lifting for them — both because it was unlikely that this Supreme Court would invalidate Obamacare and because a ruling upholding it would inevitably be used by the most demagogic administration in history as a judicial stamp of approval for socialized medicine. Read more via NRO

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HAIL TO THE REDSKINS,…HELL WITH OBAMA….

I SAID ALL ALONG IT WAS ILLEGAL BUT THE CRIMINALS WENT ON AND PASSED IT ANY WAY EVERY POLITICIAN IN DC COULD BE ARRESTED FOR SOMETHING, THERE IS NOT ONE HONEST PERSON IN THE POLITICAL ARENA,..THEY ALL NEED TO BE PUT IN PRISON JUST FOR THE MORAL PRINCIPALS OF JUSTICE….

Doc Kimble says:

The Supremes have been making decisions favoring corporatists for over one hundred years. Congress has been only too happy to allow them to do this; they can wash their hands and say, "Not me!" ….and take the perks the corporatists give them. We're surprised we have a Socialist POTUS why?

Sandee Dempsey says:

No he was appointed as they all are. I'm not fond of our Supreme Court appointees but just maybe John Roberts knew if he rewrote it as a tax the people would realize it wasn't constitutional and end O'BamaCare.

I heard Roberts adopted kids from another country and the kids was not
suppose to be taken out of that country so they are holding that over his head to get what they want

Bill McCullough says:

Well the sad part is the constitution hasn't existed for over 100 years, how do you think we got to a point where the poor vote themselves other peoples income? The people should have fought this battle back when the 14th was shoved up their ass. That amendment was never passed properly and things have gone down hill since. Now what can we do? There is only one possible answer that doesn't involve a civil war. Mark Levin laid it out in his book. We really do need to start talking more and stop acting like politics is something we can't talk about. The future of the world depends on what the USA becomes in the next year. Think about it!

John Roberts is not an elected official of this country and he should be investigated. Why did he do such a thing? The answer to that question may surprise us all. But he doesn't have to answer anything does he?

Mike Butler says:

We are never stuck with anything. Do you believe that the people in 1776 just sat back and said we're stuck with it?

Carole Thomas says:

I think you are all correct, but what can we do now about it? We're stuck with it.

Patricia M McBride says:

The one has people who will believe anything he says and most of his most outlandish remarks are for them while the rest of us stand there scratching our heads! And NO Justice Roberts should not have changed it so he could say it was ok. He should have said NO, it was not ok.

Teresa Luisi says:

The Supreme Court's job is to interpret an existing law, but not to make laws…There is where the SC has not functioned the way the founders envisioned…When Roberts called the Affordable Care Act a tax, then he was legislating a new law and he took a step to override his power that belonged to Congress…I am not a judicial scholar or a legislative scholar, but common sense tells me that this bill's origin was wrong from the beginning

The NSA must of had something on him to betray the Constitution and the Country as he did.

Robert Akers says:

CJ Roberts should not have played the part of a legislature.