The foundation of America’s freedom is the U.S. Constitution, which states that the federal government has only those powers specifically granted to it by the Constitution. All other powers belong either to the states or to the people themselves.
SCOTUS, in its decision to uphold ObamaCare, ignored the actual words of the law—the words written under the guidance of the Obama administration. As Thomas Sowell writes, regardless of whether you favor or oppose ACA, there is reason for legitimate concern. The deeper, long-lasting impact of these decisions on ObamaCare (and same sex marriage) raises the question of whether we the people are to decide what kind of society we want to live in. Do we the people need nine unelected Supreme Court justices to impose their interpretation of the law on us?
Last year’s Supreme Court decision declaring ObamaCare constitutional says the federal government can order individual citizens to buy the kind of insurance the government wants them to buy, regardless of what the citizens themselves prefer.
And now Chief Justice John Roberts, appointed by George W. Bush, gives the federal government the power to order us to buy whatever insurance they want us to buy. With that entering wedge, is there anything they cannot force us to do, regardless of the Constitution?
Are our “public servants” really our public masters? As Mr. Sowell writes, our freedom “is gradually and increasingly being taken away from us with smooth and slippery words.” Read more from Thomas Sowell here.