I feel the vice as it tightens on my head and the noose is tighter on my neck. Your relationship with your government has been fundamentally changed by one man, Chief Justice John Roberts. The Obamacare mandate construed as a tax is a new boot on the neck of Americans. We've lost our freedom and I feel the pressure of government impinging on my ability to work and live let alone process this ruling by the Supreme Court. I'd like to think that bureaucrats in Washington do not have the power to effect my daily life. I'd like to think that my government is at least one step removed from my family. But this ruling puts them at our doorstep, in our bank accounts... the enemy within has let in the enemy without, they have passed through our gates.
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
Corporations and the Police Power.--And of course the same principle is equally applicable to the exercise by the State of its police powers. Thus, in what was perhaps the leading case before the Civil War, the Supreme Court of Vermont held that the legislature of that State had the right, in furtherance of the public safety, to require chartered companies operating railways to fence in their tracks and provide cattle yards. Marshall, John
Source: This quotation comes from the words of DANIEL WEBSTER and those of JOHN MARSHALL in the Supreme Court case, McCulloch v. Maryland.Webster, in arguing the case, said: An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy, 17 U.S. 327. In his decision, Chief Justice Marshall said: That the power of taxing it [the bank] by the States may be exercised so as to destroy it, is too obvious to be denied, and that the power to tax involves the power to destroy [is] not to be denied. http://quotationsbook.com/quote/38275/
Roberts disagreed with Obama that was a tax:
And Roberts disagreed with Pelosi that it was based on the commerce clause:
Roberts found that Patient Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, was actually a tax disagreeing with Obama and that it was not based on the commerce clause but instead based on Article 1 Section 8 and Congress as a taxing authority is able to levy any tax for any reason. So Roberts made the most compassionate and kind argument in favor of the defense.
Never has a Supreme Court Justice or even a lower court or municipal judge in America decided a case based on a fictitious, imagining, manufactured and artificial arguments that the defense didn't even make. It is insane for the court to adjudicate so favorable a one sided claim. Instead of rising above the fray politics, Roberts invites politics as he created a legal precedent by affirming Obama and the Democrats. Instead of avoiding attacks on the court he invited them and gave cover political cover to the enemies of the constitution.
In its less than illustrious existence this decision goes beyond anything that the Supreme Court has ever done to expand the scope and roll of Congress and the Federal Government as a taxing authority. Roberts, by joining the liberal justices and deciding against Kennedy Scalia, Thomas and Alito proves that there are only very few limits on what a supposedly conservative Republican nominee to the court will not do. In his weak kneed, lack of support for constitutional principles Roberts proves that there is no protection for original intent in our courts and legal system.
There's no chance Stevens, Keagan, Sortamayor, or Ginsberg would ever rule in favor of conservative positions. Their ideology is so complete and hardwired, their hearts so entrenched in Marxism, their fingers are so dirty, their minds are so distorted that they would never rule in favor of the Constitution.
The most gracious treatment of Roberts would say he kicks this decision back to the American people. As if to say "I'm not going to do your dirty work for you, if you want your stupid state-run systems to usurp individual liberty so be it. If you want to transform America into a socialist European country that is your prerogative." Now is it up to the people to take action and elect representatives who won't violate the constitution. Even presenting Roberts in this light makes him into a sell-out. Giving into the State-first Washington establishment means even he no longer upholds his commitment and duty to uphold the constitution.
Obama ripped up the Constitution and Roberts wiped his nose with it.
Obama lit the fire and Roberts pored fuel on it and tossed the Constitution to the flames.
I hate to admit it but Newt is right. We must limit the powers of the courts. This is just the latest example of a court, in this case the highest court, running amuck. The firewall has broken down between the constitution and self-government for individual freedom. Who can we seek to redress this injustice and restrain these courts. The Congress has to curtail courts across the states to limit the damage from these types of rulings.
The power to tax is the power to kill, and Obama has no compunction about politically knocking off his enemies. Roberts has turned a blind eye. We must be prepared come November.