Why do you think there is this rush to get it going, to sign people up, even though little is ready for Obamacare to function? It is so that later on, if this does turn into a legal battle, in which the constitution is on our side, the government can throw out an emotion card and whine about what will happen to all those who will now “lose” their healthcare. Or even worse, proclaim that since this has already been implemented, with millions of participants, it should not and cannot be stopped, and I fear that even the Supreme Court won’t have the courage to strike it down, even if this imposes a tax and spending not in the budget from the House.
Possession is 9/10ths of the law.
In Nebraska we amended the NE Constitution to make it so that small schools could not be forced by the state to consolidate. It went to the Supreme Court and they ruled that there was nothing we the people could do about it because the works to implement consolidation were already in progress. IOW, they said that because the education dept had moved before the voters could get together the signatures for a petition, there was no way for us to stop the bureaucracy.
The same thing happened in my hometown. A consultant told the school board that the school had a “sagging beam” that made the old school building unsafe. Through a series of illegal meetings (violating the Open Meetings laws) a bond issue was placed on the ballot. My brother looked at what was supposedly the “sagging beam”; it was a return air duct. The whole thing was a lie. Because my brother and others weren’t able to get the documentation regarding the illegal meetings until after the election whereby a deceived public voted for the bond, the courts ruled that it was too late for the legality of the election to be challenged. Even an illegal election can’t be overturned, they said.
IOW, as long as unconstitutional and unlawful deeds are done quickly, there is no way for the public to fight them.
Very similar to the idea that if they screw everybody equally, nobody has standing to sue because they have no more damage than anybody else.
The whole system is hopelessly flawed. The only way we’ll ever have sanity is to tear this down and start over from scratch. IMHO.