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Here Comes the Judge Again
The U.S. Supreme Court is Set to Rule on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
By Scott Rohter, June 2012
Here comes the judge again. Well actually here come the nine judges again…the nine judges of the United States Supreme Court. They are coming this time with their legal decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is President Obama’s signature piece of legislation. Their decision will be announced sometime in the next two weeks. It is the most important decision of the last one-hundred years because it will define the role of the Federal Government for possibly the next one hundred years. It is imperative that the justices of the Supreme Court get this decision right, and it would be much better if it wasn’t just another one of their divisive five to four decisions!
If the President’s Health Care Bill is defeated and ruled un-constitutional then he will go down to defeat with it. He will go down to defeat in November, and he will undoubtedly go down in history as a one term President who over calculated and over stepped his authority. If however the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is upheld by the Court, then this Court will have broken with 236 years of tradition, and these justices will have presumed to redefine both the relationship between the Federal Government and the people, as well as the entire meaning of federalism itself! If the Court rules that the Health Care Bill HB3590 is constitutional then it will have in one single momentous decision redefined the Nation, and consummated a silent coup that would be just as real as any military coup that was ever staged on earth. Along with a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President they would have stolen the Constitution away from the people that it serves to protect, by effectively rendering it null and void!
Personally I think that the Supreme Court is going to strike the Health Care Bill down in all of its aspects, and just like the captain of a sinking ship, President Obama is going to go down with his sinking ship, the USS Obama Care. This unworthy vessel was not fit to leave port. It was not even fit to leave the dock! It was never constitutionally seaworthy to set sail upon the open seas of the free market. But the Democrats forced it to be constructed anyway, and deployed it without even consulting the builder’s manual, the Constitution!
To begin with, the forced individual mandates don’t pass Constitutional muster. “The Powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the People.” - U.S. Constitution 10th Amendment. Secondly, “The enumeration in the Constitution of certain Rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the People.” - U.S. Constitution 9th Amendment. The President’s Health Care Bill doesn’t pass Constitutional muster under the General Welfare Clause in the Preamble, or under the Interstate Commerce Clause, or under any other clause in the United States Constitution!
There is a soft coup going on right now in our Country. Make no mistake about it. President Obama and Congress have exceeded their Constitutional authority to impose individual mandates on Americans in order to force them to buy health insurance! And the penalty for non-compliance with the Law was never a tax by any stretch of the imagination. By signing this legislation which was passed by only Democrats, in a Democrat controlled Congress, and without a single Republican vote, President Obama has become an accomplice to a serious Congressional over reach by members of his own Party. The Health Care Bill was passed two years ago in March of 2010, at a time when Democrats had taken advantage of the country’s growing dissatisfaction with George W. Bush, and the Democrats had a near veto proof majority in both Houses of Congress, as well as the White House under their control. Make no mistake about it, we are witnessing an un-constitutional, Democrat organized coup in our country!
The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act was passed under threats and duress, and with the help of bribes and badgering. First of all there was the threat made by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that if the Health Care Bill didn’t pass the floor of the House, that she would just “deem” it passed anyway. Never before in the History of our country has a Speaker of the House of Representatives threatened to openly defy the Constitution in order to get what it is they wanted! Never before has a member of Congress threatened the Nation with outright treason! That little temper tantrum of Speaker Pelosi was her outrageous “deem and pass” maneuver, and it would have brought the Republic to its knees! It would have precipitated a Constitutional crises right there on the House floor. I referred to her open threat to defy the Constitution as her infamous “Demon Pass” maneuver. It was a Hail Mary pass straight from Hell, right to the Devil Himself, and it worked because one remaining Democrat member of Congress agreed to change his vote, and vote for the Bill instead of provoking the Constitutional crises that would have ensued.
When our Nation’s highest elected officials threaten to openly defy the Constitution and to commit outright treason if they don’t get their way, then our Republic is hanging in the balance like a loose tooth! To add insult to injury there was the political payoff game that was actively being played with the Health Care Bill behind the scenes. There was the bribery that was being used to buy the vote of Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. Oh, she didn’t personally profit from the bribe of course, but the State of Louisiana certainly did! They received the promise of 300 million dollars in Federal funding for Medicaid. This was referred to by some political critics as the “Second Louisiana Purchase”.
There was also the generous kickback to the State of Nebraska in order to buy Senator Ben Nelson’s vote. This became known as the “Cornhusker Kickback” because Nebraska is the Cornhusker State. The “Cornhusker Kickback” consisted of 100% Federal funding for Medicaid in Nebraska for an indefinite period of time. The Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was not averse to also securing the same sweet deal for his own State of Nevada! To watch all the shenanigans that the Democrats played in order to pass their pet Health Care Bill was like watching fifty 800 pound pigs belly up to a feeding trough and push each other around in order to get the best possible position at the trough. It was absolutely sickening to watch!
This is how the two-thousand page Obama Health Care Bill which nobody bothered to read got passed. This was how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was leveraged through Congress and then signed by the President,…with bribes and threats and a lot of badgering all around!
"A journalist has no better friend than the truth." - Scott Rohter
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