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Well, as friends on twitter are saying; “today is like Christmas, Easter, Rosh Hashanah, Passover and the 4 of July all rolled into one!” Today is the day that the “Supremes” (Supreme Court) announce their verdict on ACA (Affordable Care Act – AKA Obama Care).
While – of course – the court could still ‘kick the can’ down the road, vis-a-vis the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA). The AIA is a 1867 law that prohibits lawsuits to challenge a tax until the tax has actually gone into effect and needs to be paid. Thus, delaying for convenient political purposes, a decision until 2014…
Two things are for certain:
- If the court upholds the ACA , then the relationship between the individual and the guv’ment has been undeniably altered! AND, going forward, there will NOT BE a thing that the Fed’s can’t mandate or force upon the individual. This also alters a fundamental principle of our founding where “…Governments [that] are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, …”
- If the court strikes down the ACA, gird yourself, for the progressives, collectivists, socialists, former Bolsheviks and other “ists” of all stripes will not rest until they have either been completely defeated (politically) or have succeeded in taking away “life and liberty” from their fellow productive citizens. Keeping in mind that when you work (at a job), you give up some of your time (life) and freedom to do what you want (liberty)in exchange for some form of compensation! When the guv’ment takes that compensation from you (to give to another or even give to themselves) that are taking a portion of both your life and liberty. This is why I have often wonder why it is considered “greedy ” when you want to keep more of the money you earn; but, it is not considered greedy when someone else demands money from you for their own purposes?
If a decision on ACA is rendered today, then we will know if we still have a Republic or if we have gone the way of all of history’s other self governed societies who have all exchanged self-government for tyranny.
Oh yea, lest I forget, the rest of the phrase from our founding… “… That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness …”
Previously on Harangue – Free healthcare in Neither Free nor often care – March 2009 http://hrng.us/LvL1DD