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Obamacare Ruling a Dark Day for America -- but With a Major Upside

melhas5 Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 12:03 PM
Fine, he rule it a tax. He should have then ruled it an unconstitutional tax because the act didn't originate in the House as required by Article 1 Section 7.

The Supreme Court's ruling in Obamacare v. the United States of America is yet another body blow to the U.S. Constitution's principle of limited government and the freedom tradition, but there is a major upside.

Despite President Obama's opposition to an individual mandate when he was debating Hillary Clinton during the Democratic presidential primaries and despite his postelection insistence that Obamacare's mandate does not constitute a tax, his lawyers insisted otherwise, and the Supreme Court bought it. So we have a law with enormous reach -- one-seventh to one-sixth of the economy -- having been fundamentally misrepresented to the...