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Mark Steyn: A lie makes Obamacare legal
OC Register ^ | 29 Jun 2012 | Mark Steyn

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: duplicate; lie; obamacare; steyn
Steyn rocks!
1 posted on 06/29/2012 11:07:02 AM PDT by hattend
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To: hattend

Repeat after me.

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2 posted on 06/29/2012 11:12:33 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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Already posted anyway.

 

Mark Steyn: A lie makes Obamacare legal

Friday, June 29, 2012 12:19:24 PM · by listenhillary · 7 replies
OC Register ^ | 6/29/12 | MARK STEYN

 

3 posted on 06/29/2012 11:17:56 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: hattend

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.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 11:21:24 AM PDT by Eva
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