Dudes and Dudettes…I’m much too angry, along with being totally disgusted to write very much regarding what happened this morning in regards to the decision handed down to ‘WE the PEOPLE‘ by the Chief Justice himself…Justice Roberts has turned out to be a complete disappointment, you can color me shocked today…simple as that. As far as I’m concerned our constitution just went down the shredder this morning, which at one time I never thought would be possible with Justice Roberts…I was sooo wrong.
I want to share an article I read this morning after this decision was reached at the American Thinker, please read this and see what your opinion is as well after doing so. –
As everybody knows by now, the Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare. Bush appointee John Roberts cast the deciding vote, allowing the “individual mandate” to proceed as a “tax” – even though the Obama administration argued that it wasn’t.
Welcome to socialized medicine in the U.S.A.
At this point, conservatives need to ask themselves some very hard questions:
1. Roberts is the latest in a long line of supposedly “conservative” Republican Supreme Court appointees to vastly expand government power. Earl Warren, Harry Blackmun, William Brennan, John Paul Stevens, Sandra O’Connor, and David Souter all advanced left-wing policies to make them part of mainstream constitutional law. As Dwight Eisenhower said, he made two mistakes as president — and they were both on the Supreme Court.
Obviously, hitching conservative fortunes to Republican judicial appointees, and the Republican Party generally, has been a failure. Is it time for a conservative third party?
2. The United Sates is not “becoming” socialist. It is already socialist. The Federal government spends approximately 25% of GDP, and when you add in state and local taxes, the average government take is closer to 40% of GDP – and higher for some income brackets. And frankly, a lot of people like it that way. The American public loves socialist programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, which consume some 40% of the annual budget.
The SCOTUS simply made America more socialist than it already was. How are conservatives going to convince large segments of the public to give up their socialism? Is it even possible to do so?
3. Even before the SCOTUS decision, wise legal analysts realized that even if the “individual mandate” were ruled unconstitutional, Medicare and Medicaid have already set precedents enabling the government to create a tax-funded single payer system if it wanted to. This is true. The problem from a conservative perspective it that it is almost impossible to talk about “limited government” and “enumerated powers” as long as the 16th Amendment, which created the income tax, is in place. Money is power, and the 16th Amendment created a vast pool of money for the Federal government to spend in policy areas that the Founders would have objected to.
Are you willing to support a constitutional amendment limiting federal revenue to a specific percentage of GDP in order to curb Federal power?
4. Conservatives have lost on almost all major issues — from abortion to socialized medicine to affirmative action to illegal immigration to gays in the military. Is it even possible to advance a conservative agenda any more in the United States as presently constituted ?
The only good outcome I can see happening now via the SCOTUS decision is what will happen to Dear Leader come Nov. We must make 2010 midterm elections look like child’s play come Nov. 6th…we must!
Throw in your two-cents….Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!