……..The implications of this are staggering. The Supreme Court has now decided that the Federal government can use its powers of taxation to force the American people to do its will, even if individual freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights are taken away in the process. Obama is already using the authority of the health care law to attack freedom of religion, and now when can expect him to go much further.
Imagine this, you are obese and the government declares that since that is a danger to your health, you will be taxed if you don’t lose weight. If you have dangerous weapons in your homes like firearms, and Obama orders you to surrender them to the Federal government, you can be taxed if you fail to do so. What about going to political websites on the internet that the Feds decide are inappropriate and endanger your emotional well being; there is a tax for that……
…….Today, the Constitution and our Republic were given the last rites by the progressives on the Supreme Court, but I am not ready to kick the dirt in on our freedom yet. I believe that many Americans are not just angry, but are as infuriated as I am. The election in November, if we are allowed to have a free and fair one, is one that must be won across the board. If Obama is re-elected and Democrats continue to control the Senate, then the demise of the United States will be official.
Well, maybe not. There is one other alternative and it is stated clearly in the Declaration of Independence when Thomas Jefferson wrote about our inalienable rights: …….. – freedomtorch.com/blogs/2619/4916/
…….”[W]e have never—never—treated as a tax an exaction which faces up to the critical difference between a tax and a penalty, and explicitly denominates the exaction a ‘penalty.’ Eighteen times in §5000A itself and elsewhere throughout the Act, Congress called the exaction in §5000A(b) a ‘penalty.'”The dissenting Justices also argue that “judicial tax-writing is particularly troubling,” since the Constitution requires tax bills to originate in the House of Representatives, “the legislative body most accountable to the people, where legislators must weigh the need for the tax against the terrible price they might pay at their next election, which is never more than two years off.”…… – weeklystandard.com/blogs/
- Will We Do What The SCOTUS Failed To Do? – thenationalpatriot.com/2012/06/28/
- Has the Supreme Court Opened a Pandora’s Box of Unintended Consequence Worms? – moralmatters.org/2012/06/28/
- Supreme Court Could Trample US Citizens Again! – moralmatters.org/2012/06/28/
- John Roberts Sides With The Left On Obamacare! – freedomtorch.com/forums/topic/6104/
- The Supreme Court’s official opinion – supremecourt.gov/opinions/
- Understanding the ramifications of Obamacare – www.alliancedefensefund.org/obamacare
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Nathan M. Bickel