Do what he says, or else 5

The Constitution was carefully composed to protect Americans from tyranny; to keep them free. The Health Care law which has been upheld by the Supreme Court takes away their freedom. In the name of being true to it, the Court has nullified the Constitution. Its essential purpose has been discarded.

Neal Boortz, as much in anger as in sorrow it would seem, wants to be sure that Americans understand that this is what has happened.

He writes:

Do Americans – do you — really understand the gravity of what happened in the Supreme Court … ? Do you have any idea at all how the power of the Imperial Federal Government of the United States has been exponentially increased?

Answer? No, you probably don’t. You really can’t be faulted for that, I guess. After all, our wonderful government school system was designed to educate you, but only to the point that you don’t become a threat to your political rulers. The American people are a product of those schools, and the American people are, by and large, acting in the manner proscribed by those who “educated” them. …

I think a lot of people are missing something here; missing something very important. The Court’s ruling on ObamaCare grants the Congress of the United States the power to command virtually any action – any action that would not in and of itself constitute a crime – of any individual in this country, and to demand compliance with that command or be penalized. The federal government can now regulate virtually any human activity in which you wish to engage, and to regulate whether or not you will be allowed to refuse to participate in that activity, so long as a penalty is attached to your noncompliance.

This is a sad day indeed for our Constitution.

A sad day for the people of the United States.

Sit back now and try to imagine anything the federal government cannot require of you – just so long as there is a penalty if you say “no.”

Is there no hope then? Is liberty, in the land of the last best hope of mankind, irrecoverably lost?

Perhaps not irrecoverably. But a re-election of Obama in November would signify that a majority of Americans no longer want to be free.

  • rogerinflorida

    I think Judge Roberts made a ruling that may go down in history as one of the best legal decisions ever. What he has said is essentially that the Federal Government cannot coerce the States by withholding funds for State programs mandated and partially funded by the Fed Govt. He also allowed a law to stand under the ability of Congresss to tax.
    What this means is that Judge Roberts passed the ball back to the American people, who can ensure that this awful act is repealed, but through the political rather than the legal process.
    So let’s see what happens in November, do the American people want or even understand freedom, or do they wish to become serfs in the nature of the British and European populations.
    Personally I do not have much hope, even if Romney is elected President and the Senate goes majority republican and the House of Representatives stays republican, I do not believe we will see a major move back to freedom. There are too many people who are irresponsible and frankly; stupid. The whole mess of multiculturalism, affirmative action and redistributive financial policy needs to be smashed, who will do it?

    • Jillian Becker

      Roberts could have saved the American people. Instead he betrayed them.

      There was hope. It was placed in him. I agree with you that there is little now. The man the nation looked to for help spat in its face. 

      • rogerinflorida

        I understand your point but it is not Justice Robert’s task to save the American people, that is up to the people themselves. This reminds me a little of the discussions I had with Canadian republicans who always asked, “Why don’t you English give us our freedom”, to which I would respond; “You cannot be given freedom, you have to take it yourself”.
        I may have been a little negative above, there is some hope if Romney is elected, not much but some. If Obama is re-elected then it is over.

        • Jillian Becker

          I would say power is something you take. 

          Freedom is all too frail a thing. It’s price,”constant vigilance”, and often much blood and many tears. 

  • Liz

    I still don’t know what to make of this decision.  I thought it might be a way of neutralizing the Left’s strategy of using the commerce clause for regulating healthcare, anticipating that it will be repealed as a tax.  But if it still sets the precedent of the government being able to penalize us for anything we refuse to do, then that would outweigh any advantage gained by it.