The news is currently dominated by all the goings on in the Supreme Court relative to the hearings on Obamacare. The courtroom packed, mostly politicians and Washington news media, and a few lawyers. Outside the Supreme Court building, the area is filled with people, plackards and protests.
Across this nation the past three days, the American people are waiting with bated breath to know what the court’s decision will be, which probably won’t be announced until the end of June. In the meantime, the news is filled with opinions from politicians, pundits and ordinary citizens voicing their opinion.
Listening to reports of exchange between the Courts members and lawyers arguing pro and con has been interesting live theater. One of the most interesting exchanges was between Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr., when Scalia interrupted, telling him, “We’re not stupid!” Which I consider good news to hear.
I grew up in an era when the Supreme Court was a revered institution, and its role was taught in grade school and high school in history and civics classes. Now-a-days most everything in public schools comes under Social Studies and the slant of teachings is towards socialism, no matter the subject.
The original intent of a Republic form of government, meant three main branches, i.e., the Congress to make laws, the Executive to enforce and the Supreme Court to interpret the laws, with the notion that Individual Freedom took precedence over and beyond everything else. It was an invisible pyramid, with the balance of power in the broad base of the pyramid and a very limited government at the tip of the pyramid. However, we are living in an era of the inverted pyramid, where the balance of power is no longer with the individual and the Rights of individuals to be free and own private property, now over-shadowed by centralized political power.
If we allow ourselves to think back to the original intent of the founding fathers, and the Principles upon which this nation was founded, it is obvious Obamacare is unconstitutional, and violates the Rights of indivduals, and here we are in the year 2012, arguing about it. The absurdity of the debate is obvious on its surface.
The crux of the matter is not really a debate about individual Rights versus political government control, but centers more on the make-up of the court. Reports are a split between liberals and conservatives, four and four with Judge Kennedy being undecided. The four conservatives leaning towards the Rights of the individual and the other leaning towards the power of political government. When in actuality, the decision should be based upon the Constitution and not the particular political leanings of the Justices. The arguments center around these two factions, of political persuasion.
Accordingly when Justice Scalia announces “We’re not stupid,” the question is, are we the people stupid?
The subject before the court is about health care. And debate is about whether or not political government is in charge and responsible for one’s healthy well-being, or is health the self-responsibility of the individual. The notion that some political entity can be responsible for individual personal health, is so absurd on its surface, it borders on insanity. Therefore we should stop acting stupid, and face the reality that this is all about power and control by a centralized government, adding health to a long list of areas in individual lives the government already controls. Adding more erosion to the self-responsibility and control required to be free.
Political government thrives on two things, opposition to it and dependency upon it. And in the Marxist plank of Communism, to take one step backwards to take two steps forward. It matters not what the Supreme Court rules. The current regime of Socialists in power will take whatever the decision is to further their agenda of their fast trek, of destroying the Principles upon which this nation was founded. Because nothing the Supreme Court says is going to deviate the current regime from their goal of dismantling this Nation, for the sake of making it a Socialist country, whether Fascism or Communism.
It’s already being reported by Democrat pundits, “The best news for Democrats is to lose Obamacare.” Which points up the fact it’s always “one step backward for two steps forward,” relative to the strategy of those whose lust for power is to destroy personal freedom, to complete their plans to make the Principles upon which this great nation was founded, null and void. And usher in their plans for a totalitarian regime of bondage.
Those in charge of the leftist liberal, Marxist persuasion, already have the tiger by the tail, and all that is happening in this country currently, is according to their game plans of tactics, to accomplish the goal of making this a Socialist country.
No, we’re not stupid, but have fallen into the trap of the nanny state, and the notion “others” should be taking care of us. No, it’s not stupidity, but a desire for others to assume the responsibility for our lives, and ignoring the fact Freedom requires one to assume responsibility for their actions and decisions. We innately know Right from Wrong, but somehow have deluded ourselves into believing responsibility for our lives is transferrable to someone else. It will take more than nine persons on the Supreme Court, to reverse that mindset.
A far cry from the “Root, hog, -or die” mentality of our founding fathers, who pledged their lives and fortunes to fight for Freedom.
We’re in a battle – a battle of ideas, which is Freedom or bondage. There is no inbetween, it boils down to either/or, and it’s up to every individual which one they want. There is a clear-cut division between Freedom and bondage – a clear cut line of demarcation between being in control of one’s life, world and affairs, and allowing others to dictate. And it all comes about from a decision.
Despite the fact I keep up with the news from the Supreme Court, Congress and the Executive Branch, and voice opinions about it, I’m well aware that I’m responsible for the decisions I make daily about my life. And in actuality so is every other individual.
An interesting remark by Justice Kagan, yesterday: “The subsidizers eventually become the subsidized.” Who are the subsidizers? Those who produce in this country.
A quote from Chief Justice Fuller (1833-1910): “To hold that Congress has general police power would be to hold that it may accomplish objects not intrusted to the general government, and to defeat the operation of the 10th Amendment, declaring that, “The powers not delegated to the United States Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Let FREEDOM RING
Just me AC