Friday, March 23, 2012

The Most Important Supreme Court Case of the New Millennium -- posted by Dad

It is difficult to overstate the magnitude of the current case before the Supreme Court. The tragedy and travesty known as Obamacare is having its constitutionality or rather, the lack thereof, considered before the court.

The first heartbreak in this sad chapter of the country's history was witnessing the utter contempt that so many elected officials have for our country's founding document. It's one thing to think that they don't care about limited government and individual liberty, and another thing to hear them openly mock the Constitution and those who understand its genius and centrality to the concept of freedom in Western civilization. A piece of legislation as grotesque as Obamacare, enslaving the citizens of this country to an increasingly tyrannical state, should have never been conceived, much less enacted, by a legislative body in a supposedly free society.

The second is that this abomination is now being considered by the Supreme Court. After all, this is the same branch of government that, in 1973, somehow found in the Constitution the right that women have to kill their unborn babies. As Charles Krauthammer wryly notes in the article in the link below, how precarious is the thread of human liberty such that decisions of such overwhelming magnitude can be determined by which side of the bed Justice Kennedy alights in the morning.

The links below provide an excellent summation of just how high the stakes are in the case about to be argued. When the final history of the United States is written, this will be one of the small handful of major inflection points in the struggle between tyranny and freedom.

Obamacare: The Reckoning
By Charles Krauthammer

Liberty and ObamaCare

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