Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare — And Why Libertarian Lawyer Sees Ruling As A Constitutional Victory

After today’s Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare, libertarian attorney Timothy Sandefur, of the Pacific Legal Foundation, gave a good radio interview in which stated that the ruling was, in fact, a victory for the United States Constitution. Here is his reasoning (note: you’ll have to deal with a loud advertisement at the beginning):





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  • Micky

    July 2, 2012

    This is a quote from “tired American”.
    I’m tired also, arguing and dissecting so many views has me nearly delirious.
    In short,I believe that Chief Roberts gave the decision to those 61% of Americans who want nothing to do with whatever the hell you want to call it.
    Although, after being promised thousands of times to millions of people that this “Affordable Healthcare Act” would not raise our taxes one dime Roberts decision was pure genius in affording the say so to majority in November who want to burn this stack of Marxist crap.
    “Tired American” is far more astute than I in delivery, which was enough to drive me to share.

    He took the words right out of my head;

    “Just like the old adage of seeing something half empty instead of half full, many are viewing the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare as a purely negative outcome. Sure, I would have liked the court to rule constitutionally and in a responsible fashion. Sure, I would have preferred the court use the law to base their decision instead of failed socialist ideologies. It would have also been nice to see the court use their power for the good of the nation instead of heading it towards a path ofbankruptcy and despair.
    However, in the Supreme Court’s infinite wisdom they voted to uphold the Marxists principles which Obama holds so dearly. Though many despair because of this mindless decision, I see a positive side that far outweighs the negative which seem to hang so heavily over America’s future.
    Why? The answer is simple and can be summed up in one word: Complacency. It might seem over simplistic but it actually makes sense when you think about. First, you have to ask yourselves what got General Secretary Obama elected? It was the opposite of complacency: Motivation.
    What the Democrats did in the last presidential election was motivate their base to go out and vote in droves. They got them to the polls. Through rhetoric such as hope and change they made everyone out in American feel as if they alone could make a difference just by voting for Obama. They made it feel that a vote for Obama would change the country for the better; a vote for Obama would make your life better; a vote for Obama would turn America into a true utopia. Though Obama and his failed policies could do none of this, people felt as if he do all of this and more. They were thus motivated to go out and vote.
    However, times have changed. Obama is in power and his greatest assault against American freedom and Capitalism, Obamacare, was upheld. Now I ask: where’s the motivation to Obama’s supports? They already have what they want. If, however, Obamacare was repealed, there would have been a battle cry sent out by Obama and his Himmler-esk cronies. They would have berated the Republicans, chastised the courts and made it a point that if Obama were voted out of power this November, things would go back to the way things were during former President Bush’s times. Obama would have sent the fear of God into people and made them think if Romney got into office, a Republican-driven Supreme Court would repeal civil rights, women’s suffrage and all welfare-type programs. They would have painted a picture of the future filled with despair, filled with greedy capitalistic clones of Romney economically squashing the other 99% of society.
    Instead of chanting, “Remember the Maine, down with Spain”, they would be shouting, “Remember Obamacares, throw Romney down the stairs!” (Maybe not exactly, but I just wanted it to rhyme). It would have again provoked the masses to go and cast a vote towards economic insolvency- I mean for Obama.
    Now you have to ask: who is motivated now? I can tell you. All the Republicans, members of the Tea party, the working class, people who actually pay taxes and everyone who owns any size business across the country. Now, we have the motivation. We have the battle cry. We have more a reason now to vote Obama out of office than before!
    In fact, I’d like to thank the Supreme Court for their ruling. For at this moment the tide has turned against Obama and the path to his exit from the White House has become visible. Thank you for your nearsightedness. Thank you for your demagoguery. Thank you for total disregard to the Constitution. For it is through this act of total ignorance that we Americans will take back the White House and elect a real American into office!”
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  • Redmond

    July 10, 2012

    I checked out this guys blog, I don’t see how how he could be considered a “libertarian”

    So do they support the mother of all corporatist endeavors, mainly “alternative energy”?

    http://plf.typepad.com/plf/2010/01/the-indiana-bat-decision-a-dangerous-precedent-for-alternative-energy.html

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