It is pretty clear now that we are in the end phase of our experiment on liberty. We are about to find out if this nation, or any nation, dedicated to the idea that all men are created equal can long endure.
Justice John Roberts has put the final nail in the coffin of our Liberty.
His decision that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was Constitutional is a travesty. An abomination. A clear case of sophistry and incoherence passed off as law. Essentially, he decided that Obamacare can stand because the mandated payments by people without insurance were at tax, not a mandate. He decided this even though the clear langauge of the law stated that it was not a tax, and the people who passed it at the time insisted it was not a tax. In fact, the Democrats STILL will not admit that it is a tax.
The Justice Roberts had the temerity to say that it is not the Court's job to protect the American people from the political choices that we make. While the may be true, it is most certainly his job to protect the Constitution from the poltical choices we make.
This ruling ends our experitment with the idea of a Constitutional Republic and a government of Limited Powers.
The Federal Government now has unlimited power to regulate and tax every aspect of American life. There are no longer any limits. None. We are no longer citizens. We are subjects.
- We have also discarded the idea of checks and balances between the branches. We have the Congress openly ignoring its duties to pass budgets and authorize spending. There has been no Federal budget approved in over 3 years but they continue to spend money at a pace that will bankrupt the nation within the decade. Congress is standing idle as out nation spins into a death spiral. Congress are a laughingstock, the court jesters to King Obama.
- The President has assumed imperial powers. He is in contempt of Congress, appointing officers without approval from the Senate, creating new laws through executive orders while refusing to enforce legitimate laws like DOMA and immigration law. He has abused his powers in barring oil exploration, expanding the regulatory state, starting wars with sovereign nations, shipping arms to drug cartels, banning oil pipelines. Obama as Emperor.
- The Supreme Court is the last bastion of our Liberty and they have utterly abdicated the field. They have made a number of rulings that fly in the face of plain language, common sense, and the Rule of Law. The Obamacare debacle is but the latest and most egregious example. Lest we forget, the first amendment no longer covers speech within 60 days of an election, and emiment domain taking for the public good now allow for your property to be summarily transfered to another citizen as long as they claim they will pay higher taxes.
We have the perfect storm of an imperialistic Marxist as Presidient, an ineffective indolant and corrupt Congress, and a vacuous, immoral and political Supreme Court.
We might have a chance to pull out of this whirlpool that threatens to consume us if we had an honest and unbiased press that was explaining these facts to the American people. But, alas, we do not.
The fifth column we call the press is too busy undermining the foundations of Western Civilization to notice that our Republic is disintegrating right before our eyes.
Unless something radical happens in the next election cycle, we will celebrate the 4th of July for the last time this year.