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ObamaCare Survives - Electing Romney Just Became Imperative ^ | June 30, 2012 | Bob Beauprez

Posted on 06/30/2012 8:36:03 AM PDT by Kaslin

The Supreme Court did not save us from ourselves, at least not entirely. That is still up to us, the people.

When the American people elected Barack Obama and large Democrat majorities, the die was cast. ObamaCare was coming. Popular or not, constitutional or not, affordable or not, it didn't matter. They were going to pass it, and then the rest of us could find out what they put in it.

After the Democrats shoved the 2700 pages of ObamaCare down our throats -- and we did find out how expensive, controlling, and coercive the legislation was -- a majority of Americans wanted the Supreme Court to toss it aside as unconstitutional.

In a 5-4 decision, the Court did not deem it a legal overreach by the Democrats. While I would have agreed with the minority (Scalia, Alito, Thomas, Kennedy), I respect the decision.

For those of us who originally disagreed with ObamaCare and now disagree with the majority opinion of the SCOTUS, the challenge remains the same as it would have been had the Court ruled otherwise. We need to elect Mitt Romney and House and Senate majorities that will repeal ObamaCare and replace it with free-market, pro-liberty solutions.

In a very real way, the Court just put the responsibility back on the voters to re-establish government of, by, and for the people. In the end, we get the government – and policies that go with it – that we deserve. So, who will we elect as our representative leaders in November? The importance of this election – already historic – just grew even greater.

As the nation absorbs and deciphers the SCOTUS ruling on ObamaCare, we thought our readers would find the following excerpts from NRO's analysis insightful.  Included is a link to the entire editorial. 

Chief Justice Roberts’s Folly

Posted June 28, 2012, 2:00PM-ET

National Review Online

By The Editors 

…Rarely has the maxim that the power to tax is the power to destroy been so apt, a portion of liberty being the direct object in this case.

What the Court has done is not so much to declare the mandate constitutional as to declare that it is not a mandate at all, any more than the mortgage-interest deduction in the tax code is a mandate to buy a house. Congress would almost surely have been within its constitutional powers to tax the uninsured more than the insured. Very few people doubt that it could, for example, create a tax credit for the purchase of insurance, which would have precisely that effect. But Obamacare, as written, does more than that. The law repeatedly speaks in terms of a “requirement” to buy insurance, it says that individuals “shall” buy it, and it levies a “penalty” on those who refuse. As the conservative dissent points out, these are the hallmarks of a “regulatory penalty, not a tax.”…

It now falls to the Republicans, and especially to Mitt Romney, to make the case for the repeal of the law and for its replacement by something better than either it or the health-care policies that preceded it…Opponents should take heart: The law remains unpopular. Let the president and his partisans ring their bells today, and let us work to make sure that they are wringing their hands come November.  Read more.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012issues; abortion; conservativesfrobama; deathpanels; elections; iwontvoteforromney; obama; obamacare; obamunism; romney; romney4bothsides; romney4mandates; romney4statism; romneywas1st; scotus; taxes; zerocare
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To: Innovative

Pride can be a nasty thing.

141 posted on 06/30/2012 9:12:08 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: the invisib1e hand
By the waters of Babylon we laid down and wept for thee, Zion.

Amen! And very sobering as well, as see the United States in the very same way as Israel (the 10 northern tribes hauled off to captivity by the Assyrians) or Judah (the two tribes) hauled off to Babylon in 3 deportations. Our nation was founded on Biblical values & principles, and Satan has been actively trying to destroy our nation ever since, through the demoRAT party & liberals & secular humanists.

God help our nation. We are now in the final stages. Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!

142 posted on 06/30/2012 9:14:55 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: ConservativeMind

>> incrementally

An unattractive fact.

We need to spend more time on the ground making changes locally. We need to teach Liberty at the local level.

143 posted on 06/30/2012 9:21:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Gene Eric
Good profile there on Newt. He indeed was run out of town by the same breed of schmucks still causing problems today. His post-congressional dalliances with the various lib causes was foolish, and he deserved every bit of criticism received. I do believe, however, that given the directive, he’d follow through as a reliable Conservative perhaps for only a single term. He tends to wander.

Really his issues as Speaker could have been an outcome a lot worse. When you privy to national security your personal behavior matters. You can't allow your conduct to make you a target for extortion or blackmail. It's not what's known publicly about someone that's the danger it's what the public doesn't know that's the enemies weapon.

During that era a lot of personal info on a lot of persons was in the hands of some who may have chosen to use it. I'm just saying the reality of it and the danger.

144 posted on 06/30/2012 10:13:37 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Gene Eric

I couldn’t agree with you more! The other candidates had their excellent aspects but we all watched them rise and then implode, one by one.
Romney, while not a FReeper’s first choice made it strongly to the finish line. It is pure fantasy to think any one of the others didn’t get a fair shake, lost unfairly and could do better at beating Obama. How’s that if they couldn’t even whip Mitt Romney?
All the carping about Mitt not playing fair? wasted breath. That would only be multiplied times 10 with Obama’s dirty lying machine from Chicago. The man who wanted it,prepared for it and executed the best is the one who won.

145 posted on 07/01/2012 4:55:05 AM PDT by ThirstyMan
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To: ThirstyMan

>> The man who wanted it,prepared for it and executed the best is the one who won.

The Romney machine in cooperation with the GOP and FNC obviously succeeded, but on the stump, I much preferred Newt’s rhetoric. But that’s history now.

I woke up this morning with the realization the SCOTUS ruling wasn’t a nightmare — a sickening experience.

I know who Romney is, and I know the Marxist jackass is far worse.

146 posted on 07/01/2012 1:20:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Gene Eric

It’s far more common for a FReeper to have started out endorsing and contributing to a candidate other than Mitt Romney. I know I did, twice! Cain first, then Gingrich and now Romney. But rather than whine about the unfair primary process, I feel it worked.
What if Herman 9-9-9 had had that information about his female friend come out after the primaries, during the election? And as genius as Newt is, he couldn’t hold success together long enough to get the nomination. Sorry he’s a savant with some blind spots.

147 posted on 07/01/2012 6:32:26 PM PDT by ThirstyMan
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