Friend and fellow conservative sent the following “thoughtful” analysis by Max Frazier:
By now you have heard that the United States SupremeCourt has validated the Constitutionality of Obamacare. The ruling was a 5-4 vote, with Justice Kennedy, who usually votes with the more liberal side of the Court, voting with the minority, and Chief Justice Roberts, who usually is a strong voice on the conservative side of the Court, voting and writing the majority argument.What the Court did in effect was to rewrite the Law so that the individual mandate that everyone have health insurance or pay a penalty – that penalty now becomes a tax.
The Court stated that it was the right of the Congress to pass and collect taxes. Yet, as you remember, as the Bill was going through the Congress, it was repeated over and over again that the penalty was not a tax. But now it is a tax.What the Court said in its ruling is that the Court did what the Congress refused to do in order to make Obamacare constitutional.
I always grew up believing that it was not theprivilege of the Supreme Court to write laws or even to change laws, but to declare whether a law violated the United States Constitution. The precedent set by the Court today is dangerous.
From now on, the Court can impose on the American people laws that were not passed by the Congress. In fact, the Supreme Court can make laws – and they are not accountable to the American people. This could truly be “taxation without representation” – something that began a war back in 1775. FoxNews.com posted an editorial written by Karen Harned, the executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center. Here is what she had to say:
“Today marks a sad day in the history of America. With this decision, Americans have lost the right to be left alone, which Justice William O Douglas once called ‘the beginning of all freedom.’ It is painful to recognize that the liberties which our forefathers fought a revolution to secure have been lost. But it is clear that our original constitutional system has been thrown out, and we are left with only the democratic process to preserve our rights. That should be a sobering thought for anyone who values liberty.
“Ms. Harned continues: “The significance of this decision cannot be overstated. Our Founding Fathers were greatly concerned that by giving too much power to the federal government, they would be endangering our liberties. So they sought to restrain the federal government by vesting it with only limited powers. As James Madison said, the powers of the federal government were to be ‘few and defined.’ Yet with this decision, it is clear that the powers of the federal government are no longer limited at all.