A Splash of Cold Water

Just as I’ve been saying for some time that ObamaCare wasn’t passed yet, even when others got despondent about Ben Nelson (D-NE) providing the 60th vote in the Senate and sending it to the reconciliation committee, and so forth; now I have to say that I think pronouncements of ObamaCare’s death are also premature. Beyond the fact that they still have (and always will have) more dirty tricks up their sleeves (and we can’t replace any more of them until November), I often see people hanging their last-ditch hopes on judicial review ruling the whole thing unconstitutional. Well, we all know that socialized medicine is unconstitutional; and blatantly, obviously so…

…however, we’re not the ones who get to make that call. Joseph Stalin said that it doesn’t matter who votes, it matters who counts the votes (a quote used repeatedly by the very people abetting or supporting Al Gore’s attempt to steal the Presidency in 2000). In the same way, it doesn’t matter what the Constitution says, it matters who gets to decide what the Constitution says. Liberal politicians and judges have for decades been ignoring the plain language that’s actually in the Constitution (e.g. the Second Amendment) while completely making up passages that aren’t actually in it (e.g. Roe vs. Wade). The McCain-Feingold “Campaign Reform” Act was also blatantly unconstitutional – Congress knew it when they passed it and President Bush said so when he signed it. They all sat back and passed the buck, hoping the Supreme Court would overrule it. But they didn’t, and now we’re stuck with it.

Sure, it’s possible that SCOTUS will save us if all else fails, but don’t just assume that and rely on the Supreme Court to block this monstrosity. It needs to be fought and opposed every inch of the way, with no step in the process unresisted. Force them to read the whole thing aloud at every opportunity. Keep the pressure up on the blue dogs, on any and all Democrats up for re-election this year. The worst thing anyone can do is sit back and assume that Obama’s hostile takeover of your health is over.

Addendum: Of course, not long after I wrote this entry, the news had to break that the Supreme Court has just, on this very day, “struck down part of the landmark McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill” … just in time to make me look foolish. (Like I need their help in looking foolish!) I Question The Timing.™

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