David Limbaugh

Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder has notoriously played the race card elsewhere, not just in calling Americans cowards on race but in accusing congressional investigators of pursuing him over "Fast and Furious" as a way to get at President Obama because they are both African-Americans. Despite the fact that Holder was caught in two lies to Congress and has wrongfully withheld thousands of legally discoverable documents, President Obama invoked executive privilege on his behalf to shield him from having to turn over further incriminating evidence.

Of course, the granddaddy of Obama's recent attacks on our liberty is Obamacare, which has been a disgraceful fraud from the beginning. Though he told us that nearly 50 million Americans were without health insurance, a closer examination revealed that the number of American citizens who wanted to procure health insurance coverage yet couldn't afford it was closer to the neighborhood of 10 million. Obamacare will not bend the cost curve down but bend it upward, dramatically. It will reduce, not increase, access to and the quality of care. It will further smother small businesses with a tsunami of new regulations and some 20 new taxes. It will destroy the doctor-patient relationship and preclude most people from retaining their plans.

Then Justice Roberts, who was said to be exceedingly concerned with maintaining the integrity and image of the court, reportedly caved to political pressure and changed his opinion and then engaged in contorted reasoning to rationalize the perverse and dangerous result his vote delivered. His ruling doesn't merely validate the unconstitutional monstrosity known as Obamacare; it opens the door for a horrifying expansion of power under the congressional taxing authority, notwithstanding elitist apologists who sanguinely assure us the consequences of the ruling are limited.

Justice Roberts apparently forgot that his first duty is not to protect the "image" of the court but to protect the Constitution, of which the court is the primary steward.

Whether or not he intended to, Justice Roberts breathed new life, for now, into the Great Destroyer, making November that much more important. If the tea party was taking a brief nap -- as some have suggested (but I don't believe) -- the federal government has awoken it with an ear-piercing alarm that will not quit ringing before Election Day.

On this Fourth of July, let's truly reflect on America's Constitution and its liberty and redouble our resolve and commitment to recapturing both.


David Limbaugh

David Limbaugh, brother of radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, is an expert in law and politics and author of new book Crimes Against Liberty, the definitive chronicle of Barack Obama's devastating term in office so far.

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