July 2, 2012
The Sun Journal, Letter to the Editor
Take another look….
Like most people I was initially disappointed over the ruling of Chief Justice Roberts regarding Obamacare; I felt betrayed. After a cooling down period I delved into the Courts decision and began to realize that the Chief Justice is nothing short of genius. Let’s look at the decision itself.
The Chief Justice emphatically stated that Obamacare is unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause saying you cannot make people buy stuff. He then stated that it is unconstitutional under the “necessary and proper” clause which only applies to “enumerated powers” in the US Constitution.
This is huge because this means that the Court ruled 9-0 that Obamacare was unconstitutional under the Commerce clause which was Obama’s whole defense of the bill.
Obama has stated many times that the provisions in Obamacare requiring Americans to purchase health care insurance is not a tax. Obama assiduously avoided using the term “tax” and now he has to admit this law is a tax and it is on everyone even the poor. Virtually everyone agrees that the Federal government has the power to do this as it does with the mortgage deduction for federal income taxes.
All is not lost. The November election will be about the economy and Obamacare. The Supreme Court decision will help Romney and those Republicans seeking election in the Senate. More importantly is the fact that this makes this a budgetary issue that can be voted on in the Senate by a mere majority instead of 60 votes needed to stop a filibuster. This means that if the Republicans can gain a majority in the Senate, it can vote to repeal Obamacare in total.
There is no question that the Congress will vote to repeal with the shadow of the outcome of the 2010 elections still looming over them. When one considers that more than 60% of the voters going to the polls are in favor of repeal we have within our grasp the opportunity to rid Washington of our socialist president and his minions that surround him; his ‘czars’.
The future of this great Country rests in all our hands. I implore you to write, email and FAX our elected representatives demanding they repeal Obamacare. The vote of Chief Justice Roberts has put the ball back in our court. It is up to all of us to move that ball forward. Remember, ‘evil triumphs when good men (and women) do nothing’!
New Bern, NC