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Obamacare Unconstitutional!

February 1, 2011

Who’s really surprised by this? Still, it is a milestone and a welcome one at that. It will go to the Supreme Court where Attorney General Suthers predicted last summer that this ruling would be upheld 5-4. On something this clearly unconstitutional the only shame is that the vote will not be 9-0.

The ruling highlights some interesting facts. The suit was brought by 19 states initially; by the time of the ruling 7 more had joined so that the total is 26, a majority. Missouri and Virginia passed laws essentially “opting out.” Oklahoma is introducing a bill (HB 1276) to nullify Obamacare. In all, 38 states have taken action to block Obamacare. There has never been less than a majority of the American people who want this bill repealed.

And yet the far left socialists in Washington and elsewhere–like Denver–will fight tooth and nail to keep it. Governor Hickenlooper and his administration are planning on moving full speed ahead to establish health care exchanges and are trying to get federal money to do it. It is questionable whether the slim Republican majority we elected to the state House will act to block them. We are watching closely.

Meanwhile the Obama administration last December exempted over one hundred organizations from having to comply with the law’s mandates. Today CNS News reports that HHS has given 28 waivers to unions–groups that contributed over $673 thousand to Obama’s 2008 campaign. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) recently told CNSNews he believed a congressional investigation will show the waivers were politicized.

This whole situation–the way the law was passed literally in the middle of the night, the public opposition, the lawsuits, the exemptions–highlights that this administration and the Democratic Party are attempting to rule, not govern, as if there were no Constitution. It is the rule of men, not the rule of law.

We the people sent them a strong message in November and the courts are siding with us. This is a great victory in our battle to regain our country.

  1. February 1, 2011 4:32 pm

    Unfortunately, Al, we are now a country with a rule of men and not law in many areas. The FDR era decisions on the commerce clause are extremely broad and have been interpreted to give congress almost unlimited power. Hopefully, we’ll see the reins pulled back on this reign.

    • February 1, 2011 6:35 pm

      Sad but true. Already today Rush was talking about the probability of the Obama administration ignoring the ruling an marching on full speed ahead.

      Someone told me that the Supreme Court had an opportunity to overturn Wickard c 2003 but that Scolia couldn’t do it because the case involved growing marijuana in California. Know anything about that?
      If true, a tremendous opportunity missed.

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