“If Congress can regulate commerce by doing this, then they can literally do anything at all.
That is the bottom line. Forget all of the posturing, the speculation, the questioning (even by the Justices). If this law passes muster, then our republic is finished - we will live in a dictatorship at the whim of those in Congress and the White House.
Keep in mind that they don’t have to do something like this too many times, and they will have succeeded in tying up most or all of a person’s discretionary income. Health insurance and health care is a big budget item, and if this law stands it’ll now be controlled by the government. Add in “environmental concerns” and you’ll have government CHOOSING YOUR CAR FOR YOU - oh, sure, it’ll be challenged, but it’ll lose based on this case. Ditto for housing and college - the do-gooder fascists will come up with some excuse related to “the common good” for any mandate, and then will use this case as precedent.
This case IS the line in the sand. Either the law is struck down and we still retain some of our liberties with a chance to restore more in the future, or it is not and we retain none and say goodbye to the America that we have loved for generations. It is that simple.
BTW, for those who won’t support a Republican candidate who is not of your choosing, think about Obama appointing another 1, 2 or 3 justices (and, especially, replacing Thomas, Alito or Scalia). Think about the hundreds of District and Appeals Court judges he will appoint in the next 4 years. If Obama gets to do that, regardless of how this case turns out, our republic is dead. This election is THAT important - and sometimes the lesser of 2 evils is the best choice, because if it isn’t chosen then the greater evil wins. Obama is an extremely radical opponent of limited government and of American exceptionalism. He will accelerate the tearing down of this country in a 2nd term - so that term must not come about. I am NOT a Romney supporter by any stretch of the imagination, and I am PLENTY pissed off at what the Republican establishment has done over the past few decades, but I’ll vote for the Republican candidate in November regardless - because the alternative is our nation’s destruction.”
Agree 100% with everything you said. In fact, I could have written it myself. Unfortunately, there are many on this web site who will willfully indirectly contribute to this country’s demise by refusing to vote AGAINST Obama. The idea that Obama and Romney are essentially equivalent is moronic and ignorant.
What part of Romneycare = Obamacare don’t you get?
I will sleep well at night knowing I didn't contribute to our "country's demise" by voting for obama lite. If you and others want to put such a RINO in the White House, that's your god-damn Constitutional right. When obambi wins against such a poor debater, it's on your shoulders, not mine.
When Bambi wins, and continues his "hopey/changey" thing from a free nation into a socialist nation, and the uprising occurs, I'll be there. You will probably be looking at the next election cycle thinking "We can win this one. Rah, rah, shish boom ba".
Grow up. You're not getting it. It's over whether Bambi or Romney gets in the White House. They are simply different shades of the same political color. Unless conservatives get a super-majority in the Senate (60+), there is NO chance of correcting this course into the failed state of socialism. It's almost a done deal with some 49% of Americans being on the dole.
Arguably, Alexander Tytler said, "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy."
Even though I'm an aging 62 year old, I will not allow our great experiment to go quietly into the good night. I will stand my ground before I ever vote for a socialist (Romneycare) like Romney! If obambi wins, so be it. He will probably take our country to the brink and the sh*t will definitely hit the fan.
I'm okay with that, because unlike most, I remember my Oath and will do my best to fight against further totalitarian efforts. If I have to lose all to attempt to regain our Constitutional heritage, I will do so. I will die happy knowing I tried and gave a small part of what all our military has done throughout our national history.
God Bless the United States of America and her original principles, values and intent.