Two weeks ago a Senior District Judge, sitting for the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, explained what is wrong with Obamacare. He said:
"The ultimate issue in this case is this: Does the notion of federalism still have vitality? To approve the exercise of power would arm Congress with the authority to force individuals to do whatever it sees fit, as long as the regulation concerns an activity or decision that, when aggregated, can be said to have some loose, but-for type of economic connection, which nearly all human activity does. Such a power feels very much like the general police power that the Tenth Amendment reserves to the States and the people. A structural shift of that magnitude can be accomplished legitimately only through Constitutional amendment."
If Obamacare is Constitutional, then NOTHING is outside of the power of Congress. This clearly goes against the clear meaning of the Constitution. To have a sitting Federal Court judge write that Obamacare can only be legitimized through a Constitutional amendment, proves that we can win. A month ago Supreme Court Justice Kennedy wrote, “When government acts in excess of its lawful powers, individual liberty is at stake.”
It is incredibly encouraging to see Federal judges and the Supreme Court reacting to these issues in this way at this time. I believe we are headed for a perfect storm that will roll back bad Supreme Court precedent from the 1940s. In the 1940s the Supreme Court failed in its role to be an active check on the legislative and executive branches of government. All of the problems we are suffering though today had their start in the 1940’s Supreme Court’s failures.
If we want to fix America, we one thing we must do is revive our Supreme Court. If they have the courage to do what their oaths demand, we can save our Constitutional Republic.
Van Irion, LLF