Friday, June 26, 2015
Pres. Obama: "My Healthcare is Here to Stay"
The Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the president and his socialist agenda yesterday in a 6-3 vote to further uphold Obamacare constitutionally.
The Court has further undermined the role of states, and has affirmed that the federal government can make citizens buy something they do not want to buy.
They have mocked common sense in their parsing of words.
The president said, "This was a good day for America---the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is here to stay."
Justice Scalia was one of the 3 who ruled against the president and his scheme.
He wrote, "Words no longer have meaning...We should start calling this law 'SCOTUScare'."
A major victory for the president and socialism.
Another major disappointment in Chief Justice Roberts.
Another step down the road to dependence.
I'm reminded of the words, "Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it."
Is this the path we really want to walk?
How many Republicans did you contribute to and vote for on the promise they would "repeal Obamacare?"
President Obama said yesterday that if the Court had failed to rule as they did, "America would have gone backwards. That's not what we do. Today is a victory for hard-working Americans all across this country."
"This was a good day for America," the president said.
Three people on the Supreme Court do not believe him. Millions more of us agree with the 3.
Justice Scalia strongly disagrees with the president and 6 of his colleagues on the High Court.
The Heritage Foundation identified some of Scalia's most powerful comments from his scathing dissent.
Others are publicly and forcefully disagreeing with the Supreme Court's ruling as well.
My friend Bryan Fischer, who hosts "Focal Point" on American Family Radio, said, "The judicial tyrants of the Supreme Court, headed by chief oligarch John Roberts, have abandoned the Constitution, reason, and their oath of office by trashing the plain language of Obamacare to reach an illogical, and judicially abominable result."
He said, "We no longer have three branches of government, legislative, executive and judicial. We have three legislative branches. President Obama freely legislates from the Oval Office and the Supreme Court freely legislates from the bench. This is not the America the Founders bequeathed to us."
Bryan said, "Well, now we know who the masters are: the black roped dictators of the Supreme Court. And we know who the slaves and the serfs are: you and me, the ordinary citizens."
The person who actually said these words first has been hotly contested---some say Tytler, Elmer T. Peterson, Alexis de Tocqueville, Ronald Reagan, Alexander Fraser or Benjamin Franklin---whoever said them first is irrelevant; the point is that they are true:
"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."
Socialism is a cancer, not a solution.
It is true and documented that when the wife of the Mayor of Philadelphia observed the adjournment of the meeting regarding the new Constitution, she approached Ben Franklin and asked, "What kind of government have you given us?" He answered, "A republic, if you can keep it."
Many feel this is not so-called "progress" but is in fact a regressive step, politically and culturally entering the "wide gate" and "broad road to destruction" that Jesus spoke of.
And to Franklin's admonition--we recognize the republic you and your colleagues gave us is in danger. We are doing our best to "keep it."
Robert A. Heinlein wrote, some what cynically, in his book, "To Sail Beyond the Sunset," "The America of my time line is a laboratory of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories."
He writes, in his view, democracies "have no internal feedback for self correction. It depends solely on the self restraint of the citizens."
"Bread and Circuses," he writes, "is the cancer of democracy."
He ends with this: "For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader---the barbarians have entered Rome."
"Mine was a lovely world---until the parasites took over."
Dependency on government has been a major factor in the collapse of every culture in human history---including Rome.
It is said that dependency always leads to bondage.
While Heinlein's words are poignant, he misses the incredible significance of how America was birthed, out of a passion for freedom and liberty and a dependence on God, not a King, for guidance and blessing.
He also misses that we, as one nation under God, do in fact have "an internal feedback system" if we will recognize it.
First, our Founding Fathers were very careful to acknowledge God and His Word in our Founding Documents, our legal system and our institutions, including public education.
Our ability to self correct is directly related to our willingness to turn to God for guidance as modeled by our Founders.
Secondly, there can be a political correction.
Fischer, and American Family Association are attaching urgency to this matter.
Fischer says, "The question that now must be asked of every 2016 candidate for Congress, whether they are running for the House or the Senate: will you vote for the total repeal of every word of Obamacare, yes or no? Or will you, as president, sign a bill that totally repeals every last word of Obamacare?"
He reminds his listeners and readers that "Ted Cruz has campaigned relentlessly, publicly, insistently and unapologetically on this very plank."
"We need to know who they are today," Fischer said.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on marriage within the next few days. Based on the flawed thinking we saw displayed yesterday, we can only hope and pray they do not continue their own "long march through America's institutions."
Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Bold. Be Pro-Active Be Prayerful.