Monday, January 31, 2011

Hip Hip Hooray!...or...What Now?

A Florida judge, today,  ruled that Obamacare is unconstitutional; the cheers here were loud and clear!
Here is a link to the entire ruling:
I have not read it all, but a friend highlighted this particular section and I thought it was an excellent analogy:
Pg. 42:
"It would be a radical departure from existing case law to hold that Congress can regulate inactivity under the Commerce Clause. It is difficult to imagine that a nation which began, at least in part, as the result of opposition to a British mandate giving the East India Company a monopoly and imposing a nominal tax on all tea sold in America would have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place. If Congress can penalize a passive individual for failing to engage in commerce, the enumeration of powers in the Constitution would have been in vain for it would be “difficult to perceive any limitation on federal power”[Lopez, supra, 514 U.S. at 564], and we would have a Constitution in name only. Surely this is not what the Founding Fathers could have intended. See id. at 592(quoting Hamilton at the New York Convention that there would be just cause to reject the Constitution if it would allow the federal government to “penetrate the recesses of domestic life, and control, in all respects, the private conduct of individuals”) (Thomas, J., concurring)."
As it stands now, two for and two against; this will surely go to the Supremes now. If we are to save the Republic, prayer is in order. We are a nation in peril, we must raise our voices to our Heavenly Father; He alone has the power to sway the court for Liberty.

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