For Conservatives, this is a caution - for Liberals, it’s a roadmap...
HUGE and powerful find, EV. Thank you very much!
Every SCOTUS justice should have had this in hand before ruling on obamacare. No excuses for Roberts or any of the libtard traitors.
Newt Gingrich’s Ping List because y’all will appreciate.
I continue to pray for a miracle in Tampa. “She” and Newt are attending, ya know.
Can’t be post to FR due to his copyright request, but here’s a couple good ones by Ramirez on Obama vs the Founders (extremists):
"There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." -- James Madison, Speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention [June 16, 1788]
"If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one...." -- James Madison, letter to Edmund Pendleton, January 21, 1792
"As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions." -- James Madison, National Gazette essay, March 27, 1792
James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, elaborated upon this limitation in a letter to James Robertson: With respect to the two words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators. If the words obtained so readily a place in the "Articles of Confederation," and received so little notice in their admission into the present Constitution, and retained for so long a time a silent place in both, the fairest explanation is, that the words, in the alternative of meaning nothing or meaning everything, had the former meaning taken for granted.
If anyone can post a link for the whole letter from an archival source, it would be greatly appreciated.
Here is what Congress may now tax and regulate, courtesy of SCOTUS:
"Put simply, Congress may tax and spend. This grant gives the Federal Government considerable influence even in areas where it cannot directly regulate. The Federal Government may enact a tax on an activity that it cannot authorize, forbid, or otherwise control." --J Roberts, Obamacare
Where necessary to make a regulation of interstate commerce effective, Congress may regulate even those intrastate activities that do not themselves substantially affect interstate commerce.--Scalia, concurring in Raich
A continuous daily history lesson is indeed a need, we have come so far away from their intent, and we must be cautious of where we are headed if it is not to late already, but then they did give us recourse. We just have to remind ourselves that we have that recourse available.
I think that everyone should take a look at this article-
All this is food for thought and a certain amount joy but theres another angle that could very well be the coup de grace.
During the run-up to bill passage, the House and Senate both introduced versions of the bill with the Democrats loudly assuring us it was NOT a tax. The House barely passed theirs. The Senate passed theirs. Then, the house version hit a snag in the Senate. So, the Democrats pulled the senate version, since it wasnt a tax, from reconciliation and deemed it passed.
But wait The Supreme Court just ruled that it IS a tax. Taxes are for raising revenue.
Article I, Sec. 7, Clause 1 of the US Constitution:
All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
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Thanks for the ping.
Thanks for this valuable thread. BTTT