By Daniel Downs
Several commentators provide additional perspective on the several problems inherent in Obamacare and the Supreme Court’s ruling on its constitutionality. The first commentator is David Zanotti, who is the President/CEO of the American Roundtable and author of the blog “For the Common Good” where the follow commentary was published. In his port, Mr. Zanotti points why the democrat’d healthcare reform law known as Obamacare is bad law unrepresentative of the American people.
Governing in the Dark
At least we know it now. The pain is real but at least we can face it without mystery. We know Congress did not read the 2700 page health care bill. We know the Administration did not. Now we know that at least several of the Supreme Court Justices did not read the legislation either. In yesterday’s oral arguments, Justice Breyer admitted, “And I haven’t read every word of that, I promise…” (pg 23 at line 3). Chief Justice Roberts admitted much the same, but haltingly on page 40 at line 21. Justice Scalia even likened reading the legislation to the 8th Amendment of the Bill of Rights, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment (pg 38 at line 7). (View the transcript from Wednesday morning’s hearing.)
So the cycle is complete. Congress didn’t read the bill. The President didn’t read the bill. The Justices of the Supreme Court (at least several who were honest about it) didn’t read the bill. Where does that leave us?
As a point of principle, is it ever right to pass a law that Congress has not read and fully debated? As a matter of common sense, how can we establish a system of health care delivery that touches every American if most in authority never had time to read or debate the enabling legislation?
Just for the sake of honesty, what is wrong with all of us that we are in a position of having to ask these questions in the first place?
Lila Rose, President of Live Action, made the following comments about the Supreme Court’s favorable ruling of Obamacare:
“The Supreme Court ruling strikes at the heart of both Life and Liberty. Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry expect to make a killing off of Obamacare’s unconstitutional, socialized medicine scheme.”
She continued, “The Supreme Court has upheld nothing more than a Ponzi scheme to expand the abortion business. If this legislation is not overturned by the next administration, Obamacare’s socialist-style diktats will be used, not to provide better or more affordable health care, but to expand Planned Parenthood’s abortion empire across the backs of American taxpayers and people of conscience – and at the expense of our religious freedoms.
“In light of the ruling, Americans will greet Independence Day with prayer, sacrifice, and renewed energy to continue our opposition to this mandate. We must also recommit ourselves to restoring full constitutional protections of Life and Liberty to the most vulnerable in our society: unborn children.”
If none of our public officials read the bill, one has to question the agenda of the democrats who wrote the bill, the President who signed it into law, and the Supreme Court who ruled it constitutional. Ms. Rose provided with one plausible agenda and another is the efforts of the left to make America a socialist nation.
Public education is the first government institution based on principles of socialism. It is also provides the premier method of indoctrinating citizens. Now, the health care system is by force of law another institution of socialism. In order to create subservient institutions of socialism, the ruling parties in government must have developed governmental socialism. Those same people had to convince a lot of citizens that socialism is the means to happiness and liberty. (Thank you FDR and media followers.) If aware of it, I imagine Marx, Lenin, and Krushev are all singing hallelujah and dancing in hell. I wonder how dark it is there?