It has been a remarkable and consequential 24 hours. Over the last day, the American political landscape has -- in both the long and short term -- shifted considerably. The president's signature legislative "achievement" has been Constitutionally affirmed by a slim majority of the United States Supreme Court. The president momentarily celebrated his victory, even as many of his down-ballot Democratic compadres ducked and covered. The conservative movement has been set ablaze over an issue that largely fueled its historic triumph in 2010. And a series of watershed legal precedents have been established. Let's begin by examining the long...
I am disheartened beyond expression that two of my Conservative hero's. Krauthammer and Will, have advanced the idea that the Supreme Court curtailing justification for government excesses through misapplication of the Commerce Claus by establishing justification for any government excess enforced by a fine under its power to tax is a good thing. This silly notion presumes that there is no restriction on what the government can tax. In fact it requires and thereby establishes it as precedent.
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