The Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts, upheld by a vote of 5 to 4 the individual mandate to buy health insurance as a constitutional exercise of Congress’s taxing power. That’s a wrong conclusion. A mandate to buy is not a tax. A mandate is something one is forced to do but the Federal Government was not given the power to mandate buying things. The Supremes’ knew that, but 5 out of 9 of them voted to approve Obamacare despite governments being prohibited from engaging in commerce or regulating commerce. Obamacare is a vast regulatory scheme, not a tax. To claim it’s legal because it’s a tax is almost a delusion. Four Supreme Court Justices knew that and they refused to approve the scheme.  Unfortunately five approved it as a tax.  

Government can tax a purchase. It can probably tax a non-purchase but it cannot require a purchase nor punish people who do or who do  not purchase health insurance.  Those actions violate the Constitution.

Obamacare is about controlling the Health Care business from medical insurance to death panels, (those government people who decide whether a procedure is allowed or not). Taxing something is different than controlling it. 

In August 2013 Obama issued an entire book, The Navigator Standard Operating Procedures Manual that shows how far from a tax Obamacare really is. The table of contents is six pages long. The manual is 217 pages and it proves Obamacare is not a tax. Someone needs to confront this and get the Supreme Court to review it once again in light of everything that’s happened that is unconstitutional since they approved it as a tax. Obamacare must not stand.

Freedom, freedom, we will not obey
Freedom, freedom, take the wall away
Freedom, freedom, we will not obey
Freedom, freedom, take them all away

 

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