06.28.2012 0

JUDGEMENT DAY: SCOTUS Rules ObamaCare Mandate Survives As A Tax?

Chief Justice Roberts sides with left-wing justices to uphold the ObamaCare mandate as constitutional. From the majority opinion on the mandate:

Our precedent demonstrates that Congress had the power to impose the exaction in Section 5000A under the taxing power, and that Section 5000A need not be read to do more than impose a tax. This is sufficient to sustain it.

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ALG President Bill Wilson called the ruling the “death of the Constitution”:

“The U.S. Constitution died today.  The underlying hope and belief that our nation’s founding document protected individual freedoms from an ever encroaching government is a thing of the past based upon this ruling.  It is inconceivable how these nine lifetime appointed jurists could have decided to keep a law that is such a blatant intrusion into each of our lives, but the result of their decision is that individuals can no longer rely on the federal government power being limited by anything other than the political pressure their individual elected representatives feel.  Ultimately, the Supreme Court has opted out of the battle to retain our freedoms, and has thrown in entirely with those who advocated for unlimited government authority.  It is truly a sad day for our nation.”

Here is the opinions from the Court:

Obamacare Supreme Court Opinion

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