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Big Government ^ | 28 Jun 2012 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 06/28/2012 2:05:20 PM PDT by Bratch

The myth is finished. The Constitutional order was shredded long ago by a Congress that does not care about upholding it; an executive branch interested only in growing federal power; and a Supreme Court that sees itself as a super-Congress, unanswerable to the Constitution.

But today, in one of the most egregious acts of judicial revisionism in American history, Chief Justice John Roberts and the Supreme Court pulled back the curtain for the American people. Nobody will protect the Constitution but the citizens of the United States.

It’s a sobering realization. For too long, Americans have trusted their politicians implicitly to do the “legal” thing – after all, a huge percentage of Congresspeople are lawyers. Americans figured that their representatives would find a way to balance the Constitution and their own desire for re-election. And Congresspeople found a way to abdicate responsibility: they passed whatever bills they felt like passing, whatever bills forwarded their political ambition, and then tossed them to the Executive Branch. If there was a violation of the Constitution, they implicitly said, that’s not our problem – blame the president and the Supreme Court. It’s no wonder that the former chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), justified Obamacare under the non-existent “good and welfare clause”; it’s no wonder that Nancy Pelosi asked if a reporter was “kidding” when he asked her about the Constitutional authority for Obamacare. These people simply do not give a damn about the Constitution. They care only about their political power.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: constitution; elections; obamacare
Folks over at Breitbart are knocking it out of the park today.
1 posted on 06/28/2012 2:05:22 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Sobering honesty. Civilization is on the fast track to being obsolete. Pretty soon the country will not be able to continue feeding our overlords. What do you think will happen then? History repeats itself.

Personally I believe Americans will continue to make sacrifices of all that is good and just. Folks are not nearly as happy as they once were but they are not ready to defend themselves or their country. It will be too late when there is no other choice left.


2 posted on 06/28/2012 2:11:55 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Bratch
The American Republic died today. Granted, it had been on life support for decades, but with today's Supreme Court ruling that the ObamaCare mandate is Constitutional, the Republic expired. At least we have resolved the alternatives posed by Lysander Spooner: "But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it." Today the Supreme Court has told us that the Constitution authorized a government whose power has no limits. The death of the Republic might not be noticed for a while. Things will seem to go an as before. We will still have elections. Politicians will still make promises. But at best those things will be the twitchings of a corpse. Today the Republic died.
3 posted on 06/28/2012 2:12:49 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Bratch

as a tax the mandate can be thrown out with reconciliation.

1. A new president
2. A majority congress
3. 50 senators

+ no commerce clause forcing to buy broccoli


4 posted on 06/28/2012 2:15:45 PM PDT by Porterville (Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.)
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To: formosa

It’s all being converted and corrupted into divisions. Health care and illegals, it is a very vicious situation.

One side of the mouth speaks about us doing good to some illegals, while the other side of the government mouth does not show to those illegals who would care enough (let us assume that some care, cough cough) that it is working with Obama and his ilk to completely persecute, harass, rape and destroy the little elves that make it happen.

People don’t even want to understand anymore, the pedophile transvestite cult of superficiality is on too, with no wrong whatsoever being thought of them.

They might as well bring back a law of reverse discrimination against the Jews and call it a constitutional tax for a transvestite hitler at the supreme court, which is what Roberts seem to look like to be to me.


5 posted on 06/28/2012 2:17:21 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: JoeFromSidney

I am waiting for Obama to declare himself Caesar. Let the orgies begin.


6 posted on 06/28/2012 2:17:41 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Bratch

Ben Shapiro makes a good case that today’s decision proves once and for all that politicians and even the Supreme Court cannot save us if we ignore reality and keep nominating and voting for people who then ignore the constitution and lie while they pander to an endless line of ‘special interest’ groups, from gays to ‘women’ to unions and on and on. I believe the August GOP convention in Tampa may bring some surprising results, including a repudiation of Mitt Romney, the ‘establishment’ candidate that originated the basis for Obamacare. Of course, I could be wrong and we’ll just plod along as usual, right up until our freedoms, economic and social, are gone.


7 posted on 06/28/2012 2:18:05 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: JoeFromSidney

It did not die, she got a black eye..,,NOW DEFEND HER!!!! God Blesd America. Land that I love. Stand beside her and guide her!!!!


8 posted on 06/28/2012 2:18:30 PM PDT by Texas4ever
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To: JoeFromSidney

It did not die, she got a black eye..,,NOW DEFEND HER!!!! God Blesd America. Land that I love. Stand beside her and guide her!!!!


9 posted on 06/28/2012 2:18:50 PM PDT by Texas4ever
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To: JoeFromSidney

It’s health care! It’s a tax! No! It’s Super Justice Roberts!!!!!

Puff the magic tax draggon!!! When atheists run out of options and cannot think of God, Puff!!! comes out the magic tax!!! and the magic wars on poverty!! with all their ready drafted soldiers and slaves!!! We the tax payer, never put at peace because they want that tax guilt.


10 posted on 06/28/2012 2:19:43 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: central_va

NO no, Obama is our baby!!! We have to put him on his little cloud of happy cocaine, and let it ride the raibows. Don’t criticize! Heck don’t even vote! Let them vote for you and be bipartisan and show your love!
(sarc off)


11 posted on 06/28/2012 2:23:09 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Bratch

Let us take score. Arizona must submit to an invasion of illegal aliens. The government can force you into a legal contract by virtue of existing. You can impersonate a member of the armed forces with impunity. If you feel you woke up in a world where Spock has a beard, you’re right.


12 posted on 06/28/2012 2:23:21 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Texas4ever

GOD LOVE YOU, YOU’RE RIGHT!

If the love of your life is raped, do you leave her for dead?


13 posted on 06/28/2012 2:31:23 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: Bratch

"The once-happy and peaceful plains of America are either to be drenched in blood or inhabited by slaves. Sad alternative! But can a virtuous man hesitate in his choice?"- George Washington, 1775, after the Battle of Lexington and Concord


14 posted on 06/28/2012 2:31:33 PM PDT by Gritty (Obama says, I can be anything I want to be as long as you chumps dream your dreams-Mark Steyn)
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To: formosa

The size and scope of the federal government needs to be drastically slashed. Powers wrestled from the states should be taken back.

The SCOTUS has set a coarse for a larger federal government, higher taxation, more regulation and more personal scrutiny. The scope of this has yet to be realized.

One thing is for certain, we continue our national march toward a socialistic society. Uncle Sugar will take our liberties and replace it with their liberty on every aspect of our lives.

Beware, the health police are right around the corner. How much alcohol do you consume? Fat,sodium intake, Do you smoke? Cigars or cigarettes? Work out? Own firearms? List your hobbies and have risk assessments done.

All of these and much more will be regulated and or you will face penalties for behavior or lifestyles deemed unhealthy or unsafe.

Personal freedoms and liberties took one on the chin today.


15 posted on 06/28/2012 2:38:41 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: floralamiss

HELL NO!!!! Our weapon is our PATRIOTISM!!! RAise your Flag. Place a bummer sticker on your car!!!! Any patriot type enough Mr nice guy!!!! I’m not going to stand by and watch!!!!


16 posted on 06/28/2012 2:45:06 PM PDT by Texas4ever
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To: Porterville
as a tax the mandate can be thrown out with reconciliation.

1. A new president
2. A majority congress
3. 50 senators

+ no commerce clause forcing to buy broccoli

All three are must haves. I remember reading this somewhere several years ago.

17 posted on 06/28/2012 2:47:56 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: SpaceBar

Ahem, Arizona can’t use civil law niceties to catch illegales, and Uncle Sugar refused to permit Arizona to funnel illegales to ICE.

But the black letter of the Constitution still has it that Arizona can wage WAR on an invasion. Let Arizona set up a row of trebuchets facing south at the border. Any illegale caught sneaking over said border, gets, ahem, repatriated.


18 posted on 06/28/2012 2:51:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: Jane Long

In the meantime why not tax every American (except maybe conscientious objectors) who doesn’t own a war-grade firearm?


19 posted on 06/28/2012 2:52:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: JoeFromSidney
The American Republic died today.

No, it did not.

It died on January 22, 1973.

A government which arrogates to itself the power to decide who is and who is not human, to decide who may be killed with impunity, recognizes no limits whatsoever on its power. Such a government is not a republic; it is a totalitarian tyranny. It may dress itself up in republican trappings, but is no more a republic than the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea.

Nationalizing industries, compelling people to purchase products they do not want, and extorting money from people to fund activities they find morally repugnant is nothing to such a government.

No, FRiend.

The Great Republic died, the American Experiment failed years ago.

Today's decision is just some more of the cover coming off the putrid filth of its rotting corpse.

20 posted on 06/28/2012 2:55:08 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Abortion took place in many states prior to this. Seems that such tyranny would logically have been taking place in these states. Roe only moved it into D.C.


21 posted on 06/28/2012 2:58:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: Bratch

I like Ben a lot more when he is going for the throat rather than trying to be clever.

Go for the throat, go for the heart but first go for the testicles.


22 posted on 06/28/2012 3:03:23 PM PDT by super7man
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To: Bratch
“the ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone.” Government cannot grow unchecked without their consent; the Constitution cannot be violated without their consent.

Yes and no. Ultimately, the people do need to take a stand. The problem is that, at this point, it is beyond a Election 2012 issue. The beauty in our Constitution was (yes, I guess that would be the correct tense of the verb) that it limited government. CJ Roberts was correct when he states in the decision: "the Federal Government is a government of limited and enumerated powers.” The problem is that he forgets that even a democratically elected government is limited. The ideas of a split legislature and electoral college were put in place by the founders so as to prevent the tyranny of the majority. That is why CJ Roberts was so wrong when he concludes: “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.” But, it was his job to uphold the Constitution even if it meant not bowing to a popularly elected Congress or President. Instead of upholding the Constitution he deferred to Congress and said it was up to the will of the people. But, the Constitution was there to limit the reach of the government even when it was acting on the will of the people. Whether Election 2012 changes the political choices and will of the people does not matter, the Constitution and its limitation on government, even popularly elected government, is dead.

23 posted on 06/28/2012 3:08:30 PM PDT by Armando Guerra
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To: Texas4ever

APPEAL TO HEAVEN! DON’T TREAD ON ME!

PATRIOTS! This theme music intro will get your blood up! It’s a mere 2.22 mins. long, but raises the hair. Grab your standard and turn UP the volume. ‘Tis a long road ahead!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6DPeCXV5bI&feature=rec-LGOUT-real_rev-rn-2r-13-HM


24 posted on 06/28/2012 3:39:16 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: formosa
"Pretty soon the country will not be able to continue feeding our overlords. What do you think will happen then?"

The "overlords," foreclosed against and no government incomes, will riot. Then they'll stay in their new homes: the slums. Oh, what will we do without so many regulations and overseers? ;-) [Little irony and humor in that last sentence.]


25 posted on 06/28/2012 3:39:57 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: JoeFromSidney

Roberts attacked the Constitution with extreme MALICE in order to appease his liberal friends. So much for Federalism. We now have a marxcist dictatorship and I wonder what this says about the November elections. Will there be a martial law moment to prevent the election from going ahead???


26 posted on 06/28/2012 3:46:32 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: Texas4ever

There ya’ go, Texas!!! FIGHT every way we can, and then push past November and keep going!!!


27 posted on 06/28/2012 3:54:50 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: Porterville

And I have a bridge in New York to sell you.

My asking price is ten pounds of unicorn shit.


28 posted on 06/28/2012 4:02:10 PM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: Bratch

It should be interesting to see how many elites show up on the battlefield. I bet none. We’ll need to hunt through swamps, turn over rocks and rip out boards to find these cockroaches.

Did these morons actually think that fat welfare mommas, lazy SEIU pigs and black pamper cowards would sacrifice themselves so they could live high off the hog?


29 posted on 06/28/2012 5:07:36 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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