Skip to comments.Obamacare is prime example of government tyranny in action
Posted on 10/07/2013 2:34:31 AM PDT by markomalley
Tyrannical governments need to be shut down. The federal government now ensconced in our nations capital is indeed a tyrannical one.
It became tyrannical with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
I know some readers will dismiss me as some Tea Party movement nut-job, but the fact is I have nothing to do with the movement. But I am a sympathizer.
The Tea stands for taxed enough already, and indeed I am. All those people that have sneered at even the mere mention of the Tea Party movement in the last few years obviously belong to that body of Americans who feel they arent taxed enough, who want to pay even more.
I extend to such Americans my heartfelt invitation to pay not only their own taxes, but also mine.
Its not the Tea Party movement thats convinced me that the federal government is a tyrannical one, but the Constitution of the United States of America.
Senators and representatives that voted to make Obamacare the law of the land have been criticized for not reading the legislation they passed. Apparently, they havent read the U.S. Constitution, either.
Where, exactly, in our Constitution does it give the federal government the power to compel individual American citizens to buy a product or service?
Its not in there. Nor is it in that mythical location liberals seem to cherish: the penumbra of the Constitution.
The power to compel citizens to buy a product or service they may or may not want cant even be justified under the Constitutions commerce clause, which gives Congress the right to regulate interstate commerce.
Theres a world of difference between regulating an insurance company that has branches in two or more states and jack booting citizens into buying health insurance from that company.
The first is an example of Congress regulating commerce. The second is an example of Congress compelling commerce, while butting into the private lives of citizens as well.
Thats why Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, in his opinion that contended the flagrantly unconstitutional PPACA was indeed constitutional, didnt even use the commerce clause as a justification.
Instead, Roberts wrote that the financial penalty PPACA imposes on those that dont buy health insurance isnt a penalty at all, but a tax.
With one Supreme Court opinion, Roberts made Americas journey into the land of George Orwells 1984 complete.
The government that can compel us to buy health insurance today can compel us to buy only God and it knows what else tomorrow.
The automobile industry is crucial to the nations economy. In hard economic times, should the government compel us to buy a car, truck, van or fill-in-name-of-vehicle here to help bolster the automobile industry and the economy?
Should that same government compel us to buy books, newspapers and magazines to promote literacy?
A robust economy and literacy are both good things for society. That doesnt mean the federal government should compel us to buy motor vehicles or reading material.
That same government shouldnt be compelling us to buy health insurance either. When it does, it has clearly crossed the line that separates a representative government from a tyrannical one.
The legislators that voted PPACA into law and the president that signed it didnt just put us on the slippery slope that leads to tyranny.
No, they want to go one better. These jokers actually want to grease the slope now that were on it.
The House of Representatives Republicans most critical of PPACA and the ones that resist funding it have been dismissed as radical nut-jobs.
If knowing what true liberty is means theyre nut-jobs, then Im sure theyll proudly wear the label. Its too bad our president and his party minions have no idea what true liberty is.
“I want FREE homeowners insurance and FREE auto insurance too. Wait “ZERO DON’T CARE” is not free. . . . .
The strangest thing is that the Supreme Court acknowledged that ObamaCare dramatically changes the relationship between the government and its people...then went on to uphold it anyway.
Tyranny demands Defiance...not really seeing much of it, but what there is needs to gather momentum among the American people, here is where Nancy Reagan’s three words would fare well...”Just Say No”
It worked for the WWII vets and their national memorial, “just say no” everywhere...Defiance!
They don't CARE what liberty is. Marxist ideology does NOT recognize liberty.This administration is America's worst nightmare.
Really, is food not more vital than health insurance?
I want to see national food plans and meal passes for all.
But my moral argument for free food is greater.
But ... once the corrupt morons in DC got the ACA sufficiently up our a$#@s, they were well on their way to establishing a Healthcare ‘Stasi' octopus that will be in place... no matter what happens to ACA!
And THAT is what is frightening!!!
You don't think they would be DELIGHTED to give that to you?
Why yes, I think they would. And it would take me back to my college days—good deal all around!
A tax for not buying/doing something?
The absurdity of the Roberts ruling convinces me that the Supreme Court is just as corrupt as the Executive & Legislative branches.
Food was used as a "weapon" to control you in college? (Back in "my day" they just used S-E-X!!! :O )
You had to buy a meal ticket if you lived on campus, it was an electronic card, and the one ID I never left behind for my there.
You must have been from an even earlier generation than I—sex was free and freely available.
Damn! I demand a do-over! :(