Saturday, June 9, 2012

Obamacare Must Be Overturned to Preserve Democracy



 “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” — President Ronald Reagan


“Separation of Powers”, “Checks and Balances”, and “trias politica”; these are Constitutional terms that nearly every American child learns in grade school.  Their meaning is simple: the three branches of the United States government each have a specific set of constitutionally granted powers and each branch has the responsibility to limit the powers of the other two branches.  Last week, the system that has preserved our delicate democracy for over 200 years came under attack.  President Barack Hussein Obama attempted to destroy our system of checks and balances by verbally attacking the United States Supreme Court in a failed attempt to hijack control of all three branches of government in an effort to save his unconstitutional healthcare legislation and expand his own Federal powers!


In 2009, the United States Congress passed the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”.  This controversial piece of legislation is often referred to as “Obamacare” and will cost the taxpayers in the United States at least $1.76 TRILLION dollars. That’s right, not billion with a “B”, but trillion with a “T”.
Obamacare was initially sponsored by Congressman Charles Rangel in September, 2009.  Congressman Rangel is the far-left, extremist best known for being censured by the U.S. House of Representatives for unethical activity.  Obamacare was narrowly adopted by the House of Representatives by a 219-212 partisan vote.  Not a single Republican voted for the bill.  In the Senate, Obamacare was nearly defeated with a filibuster, but eventually passed on a 60-39 vote.  Again, not a single Republican voted for the legislation.  Since gaining final passage, 28 states have filed law suits to overturn the legislation.
Obamacare was first introduced in the House of Representatives in September of 2009; smack dab in the middle of the Great Recession.  During a time of extraordinary economic calamity, our tax-and-spend President decided to introduce legislation that would increase our national debt by trillions of dollars.  Instead of focusing on the nation’s pressing economic issues and existing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama spent precious months and millions of your tax dollars passing this boondoggle.  Infuriated?  I bet, but it gets worse: Obamacare was obviously an unconstitutional waste of resources from the get-go!
Without getting into legal jargon and citations, Obamacare is unconstitutional because of the “Individual Mandate” found in the legislation.  This mandate requires that every American purchase health insurance or pay a fine.  The Federal government does not have the power to compel a citizen to make a purchase.  Federal power was the subject of great concern for the Founding Fathers; they feared the tyranny that can accompany unfettered, centralized power. Therefore, they purposefully spelled out the powers of the Federal government in the Constitution.  The power to compel a citizen to make a purchase is not found within Constitutional language.  Further, Federal courts have since ruled that the Commerce Clause (Constitutional language that allows Congress to regulate interstate trade) cannot constitutionally extend Federal power to such totalitarian levels of centralized governance.  Make no mistake; the individual mandate makes Obamacare the most dangerous piece of legislation to our democracy in the history of the United States.  If the Federal government can compel citizens to purchase a product, it can compel citizens to do ANYTHING.
The President clearly views Obamacare as his shining achievement.  But wait; doesn’t that blur the lines of the separation of powers?  Can a sitting President introduce legislation into Congress? The answer is an emphatic NO!  A President is constitutionally barred from such action. But that didn’t stop Obama; he simply started pulling the strings of his ethically challenged Democratic Congressional cronies, such as Charlie Rengal, functionally usurping Congressional Constitutional power.  It is clear that Obama has thrown out the system of checks and balances included in the Constitution and is attempting expand and amalgamate the powers of the Federal government solely into his hands.  The Supreme Court of the United States is the only thing that stands in his way of such autocratic power.
Last week, Barack Obama took the next step in consolidating power.  In a shocking turn of events, a sitting U.S. President attempted to sway the opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States by using intimidation tactics usually reserved for television dramas such as “The Sopranos”.  This is an IMPEACHABLE offense!
The Supreme Court of the United States was created specifically to be above the political fray.   They are not meant to take part in political questions.  The Supreme Court is necessarily an impartial body and its job is very simple: apply the law to the facts and make rulings based on precedent, not politics.   President Obama is demanding that the Supreme Court illegally ignore Constitutional law so that he may finally realize his dream of complete and total executive power.  Such action by a President DEMANDS Congressional action! To save our republican form of government, Congress must file Articles of Impeachment!!
With so much power at stake, is it any surprise that President Barack Hussein Obama attempted to usurp the Supreme Court?  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that the President “crossed a dangerous line” in regards to the President’s comments about the Supreme Court.  President Obama’s remarks concerning the High Court were demonstrably fallacious and were meant to bully rather than illuminate.  A sitting President attempting to intimidate the Supreme Court of the United States is an impeachable offense! He MUST be stopped!
Many legal experts poked fun at the President for his attack on the Supreme Court and seeming lack understanding of the Constitution.  Noting that Obama went to Harvard Law School and was a Constitutional Law professor at the University of Chicago, they have queried how he made such obvious mistakes in interpreting Constitutional law? How could such a learned legal scholar have misinterpreted such basic legal principles? The answer is as simple as it is terrifying: President Barack Hussein Obama did not make a mistake. He knew the law. He played with house money (your tax dollars) and ignored the real problems in this country in an effort to greatly extend his power.  He had nothing to lose: he controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress.  He figured that once he pushed through the legislation, he could bully the Supreme Court into ruling his way. President Obama wants complete, centralized control; the greatest fear of the Founding Fathers.  This is why you MUST demand that Congress file Articles of Impeachment!
Bullying and attempting to intimidate another branch of government is an impeachable offense.  Add to that Obama’s lust for centralized, tyrannical power and you can see how dangerous this situation has become.  It is not simply fodder for political satirists and cartoonists; rather, a sitting President who is trying to coalesce and expand all Federal powers into his own hands is one of the most democratically dangerous issues of our time.  Demand his IMPEACHMENT immediately!
The United States Congress still has the power to stop Obama; they still have the power to impeach the President.  Contact Congress today and demand they file Articles of Impeachment against President Obama for bullying and intimidating the Supreme Court!  Act before President Obama fully completes his plan and consolidates power!  Act before Congress becomes powerless to stop him!

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