By now you have heard the awful news that ObamaCare’s individual mandate was upheld by SCOTUS today through a legal parlor trick: changing the individual mandate into a tax. While this make very little sense to me, it opens the opportunity for a way out of this horrendous liberty destroying debacle. Any tax can be repealed. Votes on tax repeal cannot be filibustered.
So we must turn our attention to the Third Bite. The First Bite was the “Shellacking” of the 2010 elections. Those historic wins by the Republicans were fueled by anger over the passage of this bill. The Second Bite was the earth shattering win in Wisconsin in June. The Third Bite is what We The People do in the ballot box in November: the Third Bite is our next move. Making this move will not be easy, because nothing worth copious amounts of time ever is.
Now back to the ruling…
Three things were accomplished by the cunning nature of Justice Roberts ruling today.
So, in other words, this court limited the power of the federal government in three key ways, while still receiving the adulation of the President who’s mission it has been to increase the power of the federal government. It may seem genius, but I don’t think that is how the Chief Justice intended for this to happen.
Though, to be fair, it’s not as bad as it looks. Commerce Clause power has been limited. The government is now forced to own Obamacare as a tax, which they deliberately lied about before, and the liberals have stopped whining about the court being “too political.” So we win.
In case my take on things didn’t cheer you up, check out what Kate Hicks wrote over at TownHall. You will enjoy this peek into her beautiful mind. CLICK HERE