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THE DAY THE CONSTITUTION DIED

June 28, 2012



It is June 28, 2012 and on this day in history five Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court joined with President Obama and members of Congress to declare the U.S. Constitution and our free Republic dead. The Justices accomplished all of this by issuing a bizarre opinion on the Constitutionality of the “Affordable Health Care Act” commonly known as Obamacare.

In August of 2009 I wrote my first blog article on the Constitutionality of the proposed health care bill, H.R. 3200. I noted a number of Constitutional objections to it with the primary one being the violation of Article, Section 8, of the Constitution that limits the powers of Congress. I argued that nothing in that article, including the Commerce Clause, gave Congress the power to either regulate health care, or to turn over the power to do so to the Executive Branch of government.

Ironically, the Supreme Court agreed with me today on the Commerce Clause issue, but then did something that by its own past admissions; it has no Constitutional authority to do. The Court took a clearly unconstitutional law passed by Congress and essentially rewrote it in order to declare it Constitutional.  I’m referring specifically to the “penalties” imposed on Americans who fail to comply with the individual mandate requiring them to buy health insurance. Under the law, these people can be “fined” by the IRS for non compliance.

 If you remember, when Obamacare was being proposed, the President, members of his cabinet, Democrats in Congress, and members of the mainstream news media were all assuring the American people that this was not a new “tax.” Now, John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has written a majority opinion saying essentially that these were all lies, but he is going to fix it by declaring that this is a tax, and therefore falls within the powers of Congress.

 In a nutshell, we have a situation where the Congress passed a law that it had no authority under the Constitution to pass, and that further unconstitutionally granted extraordinary new powers to the Executive Branch, that are not authorized by the Constitution. Now, we have the U.S. Supreme Court upholding this, and making a power grab of its own by saying that it can ignore the Constitution and rewrite the laws passed by Congress.

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.

It sounds incredible, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, it could all happen as a result of today’s Supreme Court decision. Justice Roberts and the other four Justices who signed off on this opinion have increased the power of the Federal government far beyond what was intended by the founding fathers who wrote the Constitution, and for that matter the Declaration of Independence.

 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 theDeclaration of Independence when Thomas Jefferson wrote about our inalienable rights:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

Perhaps it would be wise for those who are celebrating the death of America today, to remember that as long as there is one American left that is willing to defend the Constitution and the Republic, there will always be a spark of life that has not been extinguished. I intend to be one of those sparks.

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We must push back. We must all be a spark. God save our Republic.

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Amen, Michael.

I stand with you. While there is still wind in my lungs, I will fulfill my DUTY to throw off such despotism:

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their DUTY, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security”

This I vow to my posterity.

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I agree that this ruling was the last nail in the coffin of our Constitution. The arrogance and corruption of our federal government is complete. I have believed that for some time it has been time to exercise our right to throw off this government and institute a new government. This must be done now, not wait to see what happens in he election. If we wait until the election, congress will believe they have this power and they will use it. We need to keep our Constitution, our Declaration of Independence, and our bill of rights. In 3 and a half years this communist occupying our white house has done enough damage to our country to make retoring the constitutiona republic a monumnetal task, but we must do it. God Bless America.

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This is an update to my earlier comment:
I agree that this ruling was the last nail in the coffin of our Constitution. The arrogance and corruption of our federal government is complete. I have believed that for some time it has been time to exercise our right to throw off this government and institute a new government. This must be done now, not wait to see what happens in the election. If we wait until the election, congress will believe they have this power and they will use it. Many in Congress, and the executive branch have believed they had no limits on their power. For the last 3.5 years, America has been assaulted with confusion and indecision on what the free market should do, continue or wait and see if this tyranny is allowed to stand. That is no longer a question. The last line of defense, the third leg of our federal government has just thrown in the towel to eliminate any question of whether we are a constitutional republic with free market capitalism or a dictatorship with a government controlled economy. We have no rights left our creator has granted us that this federal government cannot take away. If we have any hope that our military will be on the side of the people, Congress and Obama have compromised them by repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell and glorifying homosexuality that many of those that would have stood with the people have left the military or are leaving the military.
We must come together and stop this tyrannical out of control government and return to a Constitutional Republic now!!! We need to keep our Constitution, our Declaration of Independence, and our bill of rights. In 3 and a half years this communist occupying our white house has done enough damage to our country to make restoring the constitutional republic a monumental task, but we must do it. God Bless America.

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Hey, where were all the wanna-be pundits, like you, when they forced me to buy car insurance? If I don't buy car insurance, it carries criminal penalties, which is way more than just a "fine," but that benefits insurance companies, so you're okay with it, right? The Affordable Care Act detriments insurance companies, so you're against it, right! So, which insurance company funds your rants? State Farm? Allstate? Hey, buddy boy, you blew your cover-- you're obviously another hack funded by the insurance lobby.

And, you totally sound like a cry-baby when you say: "Obama's gonna take my guns and then I can't shoot Bambi anymore!" Look, we get it. You can no longer achieve an erection, so the gun becomes a phallic substitute!

Ya know, I haven't laughed so hard about a turncoat since Eisenhower appointed Warren! (LOL!) And Roberts is a young guy, who's gonna be doing power grabs for a long time! (Thanks, W!)

And, b.t.w., we're not impressed by hollow, vapid words from slave owners. (We were all created equal, except the niggas out in the barn, right?) Truth be told, citing the Declaration of Independence as binding precedent is totally gay anyway. I hope that all the angry old white men, whom you euphemistically refer to as "sparks," are extinguished real soon.

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Harold I thank God for uneducated sheeples like you. Without you I couldn't make a living. I believe that perhaps Chief Justice Roberts is the smartest Fox in the forest. This decision was so counter to his past findings I can only think that he made this decision knowing it would light that spark in the 67% of us that don't want to pay for someone else's bus ticket. This old white guy could go on but the spark in my butt is heating up. Trying to educate a person like you is like trying to pick up a turd by the clean end.

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Oh, you can make a living all right....just keep on stacking boxes at WalMart--you're good at it. Then you go home at night and wave the flag for WalMart to have free markets! C'mon, admit it, you got gender orientation issues. Stop the gayness.

Make me laugh! You're happy to pay someone else's bus ticket as long as that someone else is a big corporation with more money than you.

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The car insurance analogy is ridiculous nobody has to drive a car .. so if you don't want to pay car insurance simply don't drive!! But if you don't care about your health ... guess what the government is using coersion to force you to buy it.

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No matter how we look at it, it is up to us, "WE THE PEOPLE" to take back what was to be ours before the 1871 act. Congress had not right to sell out America.

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