Skip to comments.Waiving Freedom (Sowell on Obama)
Posted on 11/05/2012 1:22:26 PM PST by jazusamo
Among the objections to ObamaCare, one that has not gotten as much attention as it should is the president's power to waive the law for any company, union or other enterprise he chooses.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution provides for "equal protection of the laws" for all Americans. To have a law that can cost an organization millions of dollars a year either apply or not apply, depending on the whim or political interest of the President of the United States, is to make a mockery of the rule of law.
How secure is any freedom when there is this kind of arbitrary power in the hands of one man?
What does your right of freedom of speech mean if saying something that irritates the Obama administration means that you or your business has to pay huge amounts of money and get hit with all sorts of red tape under ObamaCare that your competitor is exempted from, because your competitor either kept quiet or praised the Obama administration or donated to its reelection campaign?
Arbitrary ObamaCare waivers are bad enough by themselves. They are truly ominous as part of a more general practice of this administration to create arbitrary powers that permit them to walk roughshod over the basic rights of the American people.
The checks and balances of the Constitution have been evaded time and time again by the Obama administration, undermining the fundamental right of the people to determine the laws that govern them, through their elected representatives.
You do not have a self-governing people when huge laws are passed too fast for the public to even know what is in them.
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” The 14th Amendment to the Constitution provides for “equal protection of the laws” for all Americans. To have a law that can cost an organization millions of dollars a year either apply or not apply, depending on the whim or political interest of the President of the United States, is to make a mockery of the rule of law.
How secure is any freedom when there is this kind of arbitrary power in the hands of one man? “
We are decidedly NOT free under Obama
Exactly right and we haven’t seen anything yet should he be reelected.
Praying he goes down hard tomorrow.
P.S. FR is working great. Thank you JimRob & JohnRob!!
FR is running very slow :(
It didn’t take any time at all for me to post this thread, it’s really speeded up for me, thought maybe they’d found the problem.
Another article right on the mark. Thanks again for the ping jaz.
The new President should waive everything about Obamacare, lol
Amen to that!
“The new President should waive everything about Obamacare, lol”
Two can play EO..... : )
DEFUND everything on O-care!
LOL! I love that graphic of little sad sack.
The Federal Constitution is dead, its only a matter of time before we see more and more of theses abusive & arbitrary acts coming into place. There is in practice little or nothing to stop them, and the advantage they give to the incumbent is too great for a power hungry politician to ignore.
It is inevitable that acts very much like them will be the key catalyze to effectively ending our democracy over time just as the republic was ended.
They purposely gave HHS Sec broad powers, I guess they never thought about what happens if a Republican becomes President.
Not on my side :(
It’s alot better for me, and I’m in PA.
I’ve also still got all my blocks disabled. Did you try that? It does help noticeably.
Not only passed too fast for The People to read, none of the so-called legislators bothered to read it either.
Yes, I have all blocks enabled. What does not work for me is the search in FR. I get stuck in my Address bar when I do. :(