Today, the Supreme Court of the United States has, in effect, granted the Congress unlimited power to regulate the behavior of the populace or impose a tax upon them for not doing the bidding of our federal lawmakers.
The 5-4 ruling upholding the so-called Obamacare health reform law has imperiled the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of every U.S. citizen.
If the Congress can mandate that we buy healthcare, where does it stop? If we buy food with nutrition content that the "experts" in Congress says is unhealthy for us, will there be an additional federal tax levied, just as they do with cigarettes and gasoline? (As example, see the recent decisions of the mayor and council of New York City among other places). And those are voluntary purchases, unlike our newly-mandated healthcare requirement.
The president argued the penalty for not buying healthcare was not a tax, but his legal team said it was a tax, and a majority of the justices bought into that argument. So, one way or another, this law and ruling are built on a lie to the American people.
After the most recent presidential election, I noted in my date book that I feared for my country. Today that fear came home to roost in a very real way.
Lady Liberty not only is weeping, but is now on suicide watch.
God help us all.