“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy,”
- Daniel Webster
McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 327 (1819)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Care and Affordability Act, commonly known as "Obamacare," has been called a "huge victory for the Obama Administration." Well, anything that's a "huge victory" for Obama and Company is a huge loss for Americans who treasure their freedoms and religious liberty.
In a case of supreme irony, the High Court's ruling that Obamacare is "constitutional" and the individual mandate is a tax on the American people comes less than a week before Americans celebrate our independence from British tyranny. King George III would have been hard-pressed to match the effects of this decision, which should galvanize freedom-loving patriots into action.
As you may know, Florida federal District Judge C. Roger Vinson ruled the individual mandate unconstitutional in January. He said, “Never before has Congress required that everyone buy a product from a private company (essentially for life) just for being alive and residing in the United States. If [the government] has the power to compel an otherwise passive individual into a transaction… it is not hyperbolic to suggest that Congress could do almost anything it wanted.”
I refuse to hand down a country to my children where unelected bureaucrats control their healthcare and Congress can do "almost anything" it wants.
It's nineteen weeks to Election Day. Let's roll!
P.S.: We've just seen how nine unelected people in black robes can change the face of the nation with the stroke of a pen. Remember, the president appoints to the U.S. Supreme Court bench. If you don't vote for any other reason, vote for that one.