It's About The Constitution, Stupid!
people are looking for the reason of why the court decision came down in the way
it did from the supreme court justice that seemed to have the most stringent
constitutional sense look to the progressive play book. As we have seen the
progressive scourge take on the mantra of “fundamentally changing the United
States of America” it has not been the old adage of “One step back and two steps
forward” it has been more of the Blitzkrieg strategy of Go Go Go! Turning the
saying into “3-5 steps forward then take a step back if you have to”. As there
campaign slogan says itself “Vorwarts”…. Oh wait a second, that is the German
Socialists party slogan from early 1940’s under HITLER only now translated into
English as FORWARD.
Now we are told to think that this is a Good thing that we
are to have a motivated base and win an election or two. We think that this is a
blessing that Roberts bestowed upon us, a gift. We always want to find a silver
lining. We want to believe that somewhere in him was the thought that he was
going to energize the base and make everything ok. In reality this is equivalent
to being FORCED TO EAT YOUR GUTS THEN BEING TOLD ITS STEAK.
His Summary was political and Forward, (Vorwarts), leaning, I
have heard people on the big news stations say that he did it because he wanted
to stop the violence that could follow if he ruled otherwise and to save the
integrity and reputation of the courts…. And they agreed with it! The thing that
made my blood run cold was that the talking heads were ok with this. What have
we become? I have a novel idea…… DO YOUR JOB! To paraphrase President Clinton,
"IT’S ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION STUPID"!
think we can all understand that we have to do jobs or missions or anything in
our lives that are not going to be popular with the people around you and you
will be looked at with utter distain and dislike but at the end of the day you
“did what you had to do” because those are the values of which you have chosen
to live your life or the rules of your job and you had to be the grown up in the
room and make the hard decision. These are some of the things that have kept
America on its feet through some of the worst times in its history. We have made
the right decision when everyone else wants the easy way out or the quick fix. A
Supreme Court Justice has rules to abide by – uphold the Constitution and do not
to fall prey to judicial activism…… simple right?
Now we are looking to the election with renewed vigor in out
hearts and a possible positive outcome for the Republican hopefuls, we see a
little bit of the Arizona law on immigration (Roberts was the dissenting vote
there as well) stand and we let that go as well and we have our marching orders
for the next few months as we did in the 2010 elections. This is all well and
Back in the early 1900’s a Progressive President, Woodrow
Wilson changed the Supreme Courts way of ruling from FOUNDING PRINCIPLE to
precedence. With this is mind, lets look at what just happened here. It seems
like the Mandate was a penalty which is now opined by Roberts as a tax. The
President himself as well as the ObamaCare bill has a section in it saying its
NOT a tax as well as the word “penalty” just became the word “Tax” and we will
use the word tax now for penalty instead of mandate right?
A mandate is something that compels or requires you by
law to do something or buy something the government deems necessary for you. In
essence it is saying “In order for you to be an American you have to do/buy
this”. This is pre-emptive inclusion or exclusion.
A Penalty is a repercussion for not fulfilling an
order or demand.
Tax is to impose a financial charge or other levy upon a taxpayer (an
individual or legal entity) by a state or the functional equivalent of a state
such that failure to pay is punishable by law. More formally it is defined as a
"pecuniary burden laid upon individuals or property owners to support the
government, a payment exacted by legislative authority." A tax "is not a
voluntary payment or donation, but an enforced contribution, exacted pursuant to
legislative authority" and is "any contribution imposed by government whether
under the name of toll, tribute, tillage, gabel, impost, duty, custom, excise,
subsidy, aid, supply, or other name."
Start with a something that the government wants to compel
you to do…. They can’t make or tell you to do something but in the grand fashion
of this Administration and the Progressive Ethos they will slow-roll and edge
you toward what you want incrementally as the “Nudge” of Cass Sunstein would
dictate. Now they can’t tell you to do something but they can penalize you for
doing something. We have long seen ObamaCare for what it is - government
intrusion into your body. It may not be able to preemptively require you to get
insurance but what happened with the shift of phrasing and redefining it is that
it can now Tax you because you did not do something. This is a Mandate by other
means, they are going to now Tax (penalize) a lifestyle that they deem unhealthy
or unfit for an American and not give you health insurance which translates into
not getting the care that you need.
This has put ramparts between you and your doctor, they have
stepped in to make the rules and to levy the taxes (penalties) on the things
that they do not want. How long before they levy taxes (penalties) on being
fat? Does anyone see Medically Legislated Equal Outcome here? I see not only a
forced Equal Outcome with redistribution of monetary wealth, but now they are
forcing the redistribution of health. And our government will now legislate you
are to appear…their notion of health. What is next? Shall we be compelled to
purchase and wear the Nehru jackets Mao and Stalin liked? Yes, to some it is not
a choice but to most it is a lifestyle, a CHOICE…… Americans have a right to do
as they please.
Looking Forward (Vorwarts), SCOTUS’ ObamaCare decision has
opened a Pandora’s Box of legal precedence that will flood the system with Taxes
(Penalties). The Progressive Right and Progressive Left politicians will push
laws and legislation to ultimately control you with something that resembles a
“choose your own adventure” book of old,…. You can choose what you want to do
but the repercussions for doing so is already written by the author and (the
Taxes and PENALTIES) will be catastrophic…now turn to the page specified and
see. Instead of a pre-emptive requirement as in “you will do this, it is a
requirement” it will now be a LEGISLATIVE THREAT where the lawmakers dictate
“You can legally make this choice BUT if you do you will pay dearly”.
is the same Sunsteinian logic turned to legislation where you, the previously
sovereign individual previously free to control his or her own body, will be
forced to accept what the government determines to be the “smart choice” for
your body. And this decision goes beyond ObamaCare, because the Supreme Court
has now set a precedent that within a couple years or a couple administrations ,
(if our country survives that long), gives the government ability to tax
(penalize) the Citizenry based on lifestyles and choices. And should you
decline to abide by the government’s view of what is the “correct” choice in
your life, you will be penalized.
How long before they turn it toward the rest of the economy
and the rest of their wants and desires as progressive legislators further seek
to dominate and destroy the American spirit?
In this time of economic decline and uncertainty, will you be able to pay the
arbitrary Taxes (Penalties)?
How long till the Debtors Prisons are reinstated and the IRS
becomes a huge enforcement arm because they answer to no-one?
Do not be short sighted on this friends, look where this
leads. We are programmed for short sighted remedies and this COLD CIVIL WAR has
been going on close to a century now. We did not start it and will probably not
see the end of it, unless something catastrophic happens within our lifetimes.
Not only are we patriots charged with knowing what our
history is, we are to know where we came from, what is against us and on what
trajectory are we? We now have to lead whatever dreams may come from inspiring
patriotism in a recently (hopefully) awakened Giant.
Know that America is on the precipice and the WORLD IS
HOLDING THEIR BREATH.
Former Navy SEAL, Benjamin Smith took an oath to defend our Constitution from
enemies both foreign and domestic. That oath has no expiration date. As an
author, speaker, political strategist and ardent Constitutionalist, Benjamin
Smith continues to battle tyranny and defend the freedoms that enabled American
exceptionalism. Benjamin is a regular contributor to multiple news outlets
including Breitbart and Fox News.