This week, the Godless Democrats decided to violate another sacred day to push forward a faithless bill into the teeth of the People. Bad idea, bad politics. Everybody knows what this sacrelige is all about. Their Messiah has turned out to be a real loser. First card check bombed. Next re-distribution in the name of saving the Polar Ice caps, froze to death as sure as Sam McGee. Finally Health Care melted down in the face of withering criticism. As a tyrant, Obama has turned out to be an ineffective one. Something had to be done, to make Obama, and the Democrat Party look like they could deliver the goods. They jammed a terrible bill down, against the outcry and dismay of the electorate. They have been exposed. For a year they were going to transform the Country, they have come up with nada. Even ACORN got it's nut busted. It's been a nerve-wracking 14 months, but it has been productive for our side. Republicans and the People have found their voice. Dems have been exposed as grabby, mean-spirited, corrupt, self-serving politicians to every Independant and Moderate out there.
Now, to the good news. I know everyone here is feeling despondant over the health-care passing the House. Don't. The individual mandate doesn't have any legal leg to stand on. The United States Government is a creature unlike any other in the world. I know, there are other places that call themselves Democracies, but none are like ours. When we took all power away from King George of Britain, we took it into the hands of the States (colonies actually). We put some power in a Continental Congress, but not a lot. After the Shay Rebellion, the states felt the Republic was too weak, so they wrote a new Constitution, and asked the States to agree to it. They did, and handed some power over to the Federal Government. The National government was still pretty weak, as the Founders wanted it. The important thing is the States handed the Fed power, not the other way around. Somewhere down the road, the Court took additional power, to give to the Fed through the commerce clause, but that was for interstate commerce. Nowhere in our national story, did the States, Constitution, or Courts, give the National Government the power to dictate or mandate you buy something. A couple of States have by vote or ballot initiative authorized a mandate, that individuals to buy health care or pay a fine. That's OK, they do have the power to do it. The power is, and always has been, in their hands to do that. The Fed however has never been given that power by the People to do that. Obama was badly confused, by watching Romney in Massachusettes. A President, a Governor does not make.
My Attorney General, Rob McKenna, along with 13 other Attorney Generals has challenged the individual mandate provision of the recently passed health care bill. By challenged it, I mean told the Federal government to go pound sand. If you re-read your Constitutions, both State and Federal, they use language like
SECTION 1 POLITICAL POWER. All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.
SECTION 2 SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND. The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
SECTION 3 PERSONAL RIGHTS. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.
This is from our Washington State Constitution, a hyper paranoid document, even more suspicious and less generous than the US Constitution.
http://www.leg.wa.gov/LAWSANDAGENCYRULES/Pages/constitution.aspx (for perusal if you wish)
After listing 35 specific rights, it gets around to authorizing power to the Legislature:
The legislative authority of the state of Washington shall be vested in the legislature, consisting of a senate and house of representatives, which shall be called the legislature of the state of Washington, but the people reserve to themselves the power to propose bills, laws, and to enact or reject the same at the polls, -blah etc.
Now this week, the Federal City nuts have tried to grab power, and assumed the interstate commerce clause would cover them. The WS AG disagrees. Never in the history of the US has the Fed been authorized to tell you what to buy. They simply don't have the power, and never have, anymore than Ole Hickorystick has the power to tell you to buy a boat, and what kind. When the Feds wanted an income tax, they had to come and ask. You had to give it to them (or not). Men much smarter than I are saying this. I'll stop blabbing and end with, read this.
The author has tried 13 cases in the Supreme Court and won 12. He has also been AG of Washington State and knows what he is talking about. The Dems in this state are apoplectic over his stand. They know they have been exposed. Google Rob McKenna and have some fun reading.
p.s. don't forget they just taxed union health care plans. Have a nice election!