Much more to fear than fear itself 14

A Constitutional Law instructor, Michael Connelly, has actually read the mammoth new health care law. (He must be one of a very few who have). His opinion of it, sent on to us by email, confirms some of our worst fears:

The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, that of constitutional law… What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.

To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying.

The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals.

Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.

However, as scary as all of this is, it just scratches the surface.

In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government which has ever occurred, or even been contemplated.

If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed

The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own…

This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare in direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital…

If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance which is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment [which concerns] depriving someone of property without the due process of law…

Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control…

This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights.

  • LeChat

    Step #1: Flush Congress in the 2010 elections
    Step #2: Remove Obama in the 2012 elections
    Step #3: Repeal the health care law in its entirety

  • bill

    This is a brave new world. America has been slowly sliding toward socialism in this mixed economy for decades. Obama and the congressional Demcrats significantly sped up the slide. The independents who voted for Obama because they did not like Bush are guilty of this monstrosity. We know from the polls that 1) most voters voted for Obama in 2008 and 2) most people are opposed to government control of health care. The voters should have taken Obama's words to “Joe the Plumber” literally – we are going to spread the wealth around.

    This Fall is the first chance to make things right. Republicans have to find some way to convince the voting public that they will not repeat the disasters of the first six years of the decade by voting for more spending (Prescription medical benefit). Republicans must focus on economics to win. They must pledge to repeal this ObamaCare and go further to cut entitlements. and cut government jobs.

  • HostileKnowledge

    159 new federal agencies to “manage” MarxCare. I wonder how many new government bureaucrats will need to be hired to staff all of these positions?

    As well, I understand that the IRS will need to hire 16,000 new agents for enforcement.

    Well, Obama said he was going to create new jobs. He just left out the fact that they would be GOVERNMENT jobs.

  • R. Gavreil S'Chevalier

    Perhaps I should not have posted here, for I am a Jew who believes in G-d. Of course, it is you right not to believe as I do. Never-the-less, we do have in common, the love of our Republic and Freedoms, especially freedom of choice, but that is now also becoming prohibited, and that is because there has always been rejections of term limitations regarding those we place in office, for they come to believe they know “what is best for you,” and do remember Hillary R Clinton said those very words when she attempting to establish government health care, “we know what is best for you.” So did Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin, and they believed the death of thousands are simply statistics. I bid you, Shalom.

    • Jillian Becker

      R. Gavreil S'Chevalier – thank you for your comments which we like and agree with (except of course for belief in God).

      Please read our post “Lambs voting for the butcher” (March 22, 2010 and still on our front page today March 26). We would be very interested in any comment you may feel like making on it to help answer the question: Why do American Jews vote in such large numbers for the Democratic Party when, in addition to everything else that is repulsive about it (such as Hilary Clinton's statement that you quote), it is so dangerously anti-Israel?

      • R. Gavreil S'Chevalier

        The majority of Jews in the United States our socialists, and they actually do not care about Israel. Being that I am a conservative Republican Jew, I am considered sort of an outcast. Actually, what has taken place with this Obama nation, has awakened many Jews to the horrible developments taking place within the Republic, and many are now turning against the Obama nation. Let us hope this will continue, as well, there is the need to place actual conservatives into the Senate and Congress, and rid ourselves of these so called “good o'l boys” that like to say they are conservatives when in actuality, they are socialists. The tea parities are considered a great threat, and we see how the government attempts making them as some sort of radicals, when in actuality, they are are the type of persons that are the back-bone of the Nation. I reside in Arizona, and to see how the federal government desire to take away all State rights and place the Nation under federal Obama law. We must encourage others to stand up against these liberals who desire to destroy our liberties and Nation. We must also curb the powers of the presidency, as far too often the holders of the office begin to believe “the State, that's me.” Do remember Adolf Hitler set his insanity into place at Nuremberg. It was not simply by circumstance that Barak Obama also chose to begin his efforts to be president at that very same place. History does repeat itself because people fail to learn from it. I bid you, Shalom.

  • R. Gavreil S'Chevalier

    There is a means to stop this Kenyan-Chicago thug and his Czars, legally, and actually it is the only means left, its called a Constitutional Convention, and not only will it make void this monstrosity called Obamacare, it may very well destroy the Obama presidency. Nothing short of a Constitutional Convention will rid us of Obamacare, because Obama has Veto power. My understanding presently are the Lt. Governor of S. Carolina is now attempting to bring together enough States to being about a Constitutional Convention. You may wish to contact and support him on this. Obama and his thugs cannot veto a Constitutional Convention nor the law(s) established.

  • stacey

    it will it work like this,

    We will be withheld part of our paychecks to pay for insurance, our employer will also be held accountable to pay. If we refuse to pay the withholdings, we get cited by IRS, and they send people with guns to haul you away if you don’t pay your taxes, then they will say its not a fine and there is no threats and will characterize anybody who does not support this plan as having violent tendencies while holding a gun to our heads with their tax withholdings.

  • stacey

    If you don’t make enough money for them, they will give you a bigger credit, on your withholdings when you file, which is really a fat welfare check, to encourage you not to work or make money, since that is evil.

    If our employers cant afford to pay their required amount for our free health care we get paid less salary or laid off and or the employer goes out of business, and their suppliers and customers are left with the bag, and the domino effect takes over so that other biz fall too,, and they will say this is great for the (communist) economy.

    If we don’t buy insurance, they will keep the tax withholdings as a fine and a punishment for not buying a personal product in defiance to the US constitution, but that’s ok to them because commies hate US constitution anyhow,

    They way I look at it, best not to work, or buy insurance, then we don’t have to pay the fines or give up our private information on our Viagra and birth control, to race quota filled government employees sitting on the death panels, and dreaming about their unicorn rides and cotton candy that Obama is promising them in return for trashing or way of life. We then wait for tax time and get our tax credit and use that to buy our IPODs and air conditioners, cell phones and designer tennis shoes, all the stuff that the poor in America fill their carpet lined homes with, and we just give praise to Obama that we have insurance, and don’t have to worry anymore about those nasty republicans reminding us how bad Obamas own brothers living conditions are in kenaya,

  • highpockets

    Please provide the specific sections of the law you have cited. Without them how are we to understand the writers claims.
    I do not support ObamaCare. I need the provisions for my arguements against it.
    thanks

    • Jillian Becker

      Roger and highpockets –

      This post has roused enormous interest – nearly 1,000 hits in the first 8 hours.

      We too would like the specific sections of the law to be cited. We are trying to get in touch directly with Michael Connelly through the email correspondent who sent his opinion to us. If we get the information, we'll post it.

  • Roger

    Sections of the law supporting Connelly's conclusions need to be cited.

  • Jillian Becker

    This post has roused enormous interest – nearly 1,000 hits in the first 8 hours.

    We too would like the specific sections of the law to be cited. We are trying to get in touch directly with Michael Connelly through the email correspondent who sent his opinion to us. If we get the information, we’ll post it.