Monday, October 31, 2011

Obama Counts on Supreme Court to Okay Healthcare Act

By Alan Caruba

There’s a reason conservatives dislike activist judges and that is their record for rendering judgments that ignore the Constitution and impose their personal views on the rest of us.

Some like the 9th Circuit Court are famous for this and, in my home state of New Jersey, its supreme court imposed a law that required the state to spend billions on “Abbott” districts in some cities to supposedly improve the quality of education.

The New Jersey court ignored the state constitution that, like all others, only empowers the legislature to authorize such funding, but instead the legislature rolled over adding to the debt level of the Garden State. Need it be said it is controlled by Democrats?

Now we learn that the Obama administration is eager to have the Supreme Court rule on Obamacare. The announcement of whether they will or not will come on November 14. Let it be said that the judges read the newspapers too. They know who’s in the White House and where the political power exists in Congress.

While there are a number of reliable conservative interpreters of the Constitution on the Court, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Associate Justices Samuel Alito Clarence Thomas, and Antonin Scalia, what makes this particularly worrisome are the two recent Obama appointments, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

The two women are liberals and Kagan in particular should recuse herself from the case because she was an advocate of Obamacare, arguing for it when she was the Solicitor General of the U.S., the position she held before being confirmed by a Democrat controlled Senate on August 4, 2010.

Obamacare should and must be repealed NOW. Restore America’s Voice Foundation recently delivered 1.6 petitions calling for this action, the largest such petition drive of its kind in history. We should all contact our Senator’s offices and demand this as well.

The House of Representatives has already voted to repeal Obamacare, a bill that distorts the “commerce clause” of the Constitution. Its passage would place more power in Congress than it was ever intended to have. Were the Supreme Court to rule that it is constitutional, nothing would stand in the way of this and future congresses from passing laws requiring you to purchase goods and services you do not want and cannot afford.

Obamacare must be defeated for the same reason that Barack Obama must be defeated in 2012. It is a wonder to me that he remains in office given the fact that:

He has refused to show a valid birth certificate.

He has a suspicious Social Security number from a state in which he never lived.

He defied a court order to cease implementing the Health Care Act.

He defied a court order to stop implementing the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling moratorium.

He has filed lawsuits against states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN, etc.)

He has appointed 45 “czars” who are unaccountable to Congress.

Under the Constitution, he is ineligible to be President because he is not a “natural born” citizen. His father was a citizen of Kenya.

There are so many reasons why he should be shorn of office that it is only the level of political corruption in Congress, the compliance of the American press, and the astonishing patience of the American people that has allowed him to be President.

America cannot afford to permit Obamacare to become the law of the land. It will not survive four more years of Barack Obama.

© Alan Caruba, 2011


Lime Lite said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly the MSM has jumped on the Cain "sexual harassment" cases, yet they still haven't dug into Obama's dark, non-existent past? They have given Obama a huge pass, the extent of which will only be revealed after he’s left the office. Obama is a Socialist puppet, intent on destroying American because of a lack of character. Instead of the 'healer' he was touted to be, he has caused a huge rift in the country in the short time he's been in the WH. Class-warfare and conflict. That's all he’s succeeded at since being elected. I hope America can recover but as I look at the GOP candidates I don’t have much hope.

Guy in Ohio said...

Alan, you've compiled an accurate and astonishing laundry list of reasons why Obama should have been run out of Washington long ago, but the corruption in Washington, and the media's obvious alignment with the Democratic party are preventing it, plain and simple. Every day, I find myself wondering just how much further he has to go before people finally wake up and put their foot down. Obama has issued no less than FIVE new executive orders in the last week alone, bypassing Congress and the will of the people, and making him the closest thing to a dictator America has ever seen, yet people seem largely disinterested.

If the public doesn't snap out of the fog they're in and do something to strip this traitor of his power soon, there may not be an America left to save...

Ronbo said...

ObamaCare socialized medicine is just one more act of oppression of a federal government going totalitarian at warp speed.

The only thing that can save America is a Second American Revolution and a purge of Progressives from all positions of authority in a New Republic.