Court Decison An Incredible Blow to Freedom and Liberty

The Supreme Court decision upholding the Constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act is disturbing, but not surprising. It’s disturbing to anyone who appreciates the original intent of those who wrote the U.S. Constitution.

But it’s not surprising to anyone who recognizes that presidents and congressmen of both major parties, and Supreme Court justices, long ago stopped respecting the idea of a limited federal government laid out in that document.

Both Republicans and Democrats favor big government in all things, including healthcare. It’s only a question of whether big government will be large or huge.

Republicans and conservatives are already clamoring that the only way to repeal “Obamacare” is to fire President Obama and replace him with Mitt Romney. That idea is ludicrous. Romney won’t undo “Obamacare,” he’ll just “fix it” and make it “better.”

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson called the court’s decision “an incredible blow to the bedrock principles of freedom and liberty.” I could not agree more.

The governor said, “Whether the Court chooses to call the individual mandate a tax or anything else, allowing it to stand is a truly disturbing decision. The idea that government can require an individual to buy something simply because that individual exists and breathes in America is an incredible blow to the bedrock principles of freedom and liberty. It must be repealed, and Congress needs to get about doing so today.”

I wholeheartedly endorse Gov. Johnson’s statement and pledge that if elected to Congress I will work to repeal The Affordable Health Care Act

3 comments

  1. This individual mandate will inevitably cause young people over the ages of 26 to join the military to obtain health insurance, when the jobs aren’t available anymore. This is not the worst thing about this law, but it’s something that noone has thought of. The expansion of government seems to always lead to war.

    1. This would be an even more disturbing outcome. It pains me to say this, but I now advise young people not to join the military until we elect leaders who will respect their willingness to serve by not sending them into needless foreign wars to be killed. I also advise them that if they do join not to believe any promises made to them about “free” benefits, retirement and health care included. Even while I was on active duty, the federal government was whittling away at the benefits promised to veterans.

      1. I still thank you for your military service. The people in the military that are serving now are truly the best and the brightest and the bravest. We take you for granted too much in this country.

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