Monday, October 31, 2011

Obama Counts on Supreme Court to Okay Healthcare Act



By Alan Caruba

There’s a reason conservatives dislike activist judges and that is their record for rendering judgments that ignore the Constitution and impose their personal views on the rest of us.

Some like the 9th Circuit Court are famous for this and, in my home state of New Jersey, its supreme court imposed a law that required the state to spend billions on “Abbott” districts in some cities to supposedly improve the quality of education. 

The New Jersey court ignored the state constitution that, like all others, only empowers the legislature to authorize such funding, but instead the legislature rolled over adding to the debt level of the Garden State. Need it be said it is controlled by Democrats?

Now we learn that the Obama administration is eager to have the Supreme Court rule on Obamacare. The announcement of whether they will or not will come on November 14. Let it be said that the judges read the newspapers too. They know who’s in the White House and where the political power exists in Congress. 

While there are a number of reliable conservative interpreters of the Constitution on the Court, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Associate Justices Samuel Alito Clarence Thomas, and Antonin Scalia, what makes this particularly worrisome are the two recent Obama appointments, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

The two women are liberals and Kagan in particular should recuse herself from the case because she was an advocate of Obamacare, arguing for it when she was the Solicitor General of the U.S., the position she held before being confirmed by a Democrat controlled Senate on August 4, 2010.

Obamacare should and must be repealed NOWRestore America’s Voice Foundation recently delivered 1.6 petitions calling for this action, the largest such petition drive of its kind in history. We should all contact our Senator’s offices and demand this as well.

The House of Representatives has already voted to repeal Obamacare, a bill that distorts the “commerce clause” of the Constitution. Its passage would place more power in Congress than it was ever intended to have. Were the Supreme Court to rule that it is constitutional, nothing would stand in the way of this and future congresses from passing laws requiring you to purchase goods and services you do not want and cannot afford. 

Obamacare must be defeated for the same reason that Barack Obama must be defeated in 2012. It is a wonder to me that he remains in office given the fact that:

He has refused to show a valid birth certificate.

He has a suspicious Social Security number from a state in which he never lived.

He defied a court order to cease implementing the Health Care Act.

He defied a court order to stop implementing the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling moratorium.

He has filed lawsuits against states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN, etc.)

He has appointed 45 “czars” who are unaccountable to Congress.

Under the Constitution, he is ineligible to be President because he is not a “natural born” citizen. His father was a citizen of Kenya.

There are so many reasons why he should be shorn of office that it is only the level of political corruption in Congress, the compliance of the American press, and the astonishing patience of the American people that has allowed him to be President.

America cannot afford to permit Obamacare to become the law of the land. It will not survive four more years of Barack Obama.

© Alan Caruba, 2011