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Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: A lie makes Obamacare legal
Posted on 06/29/2012 11:06:52 AM PDT by hattend
Three months ago, I quoted George Jonas on the 30th anniversary of Canada's ghastly "Charter of Rights and Freedoms": "There seems to be an inverse relationship between written instruments of freedom, such as a Charter, and freedom itself," wrote Jonas. "It's as if freedom were too fragile to be put into words: If you write down your rights and freedoms, you lose them."
For longer than one might have expected, the U.S. Constitution was a happy exception to that general rule until, that is, the contortions required to reconcile a republic of limited government with the ambitions of statism rendered U.S. constitutionalism increasingly absurd. As I also wrote three months ago (yes, yes, don't worry, there's a couple of sentences of new material in amongst all the I-told-you-so stuff), "The United States is the only Western nation in which our rulers invoke the Constitution for the purpose of overriding it or, at any rate, torturing its language beyond repair."
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I don’t think that it was a coincidence that the court saved the Stolen Valor ruling, which stated that it was not against the law to lie, for the last day, the same day as the Obamacare ruling.
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