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Sunday, July 1, 2012

It's much more than just Obamacare

The Catholic church has been mandated this year by HHS, Health and Human Services of the federal government, to offer, to all its employees in all of its institutions, health insurance which provides coverage for procurement of any birth control device and for the procurement of an abortion, otherwise the institution will pay a heavy TAX.

This is the result of the supreme court's decision today supporting the constitutionality of Obamacare and particularly the mandate to purchase insurance because the court has decided that the fine to have been imposed upon an individual, corporation, or institution failing to do so IS NOT A FINE BUT A TAX. This was the way the 5-4 majority justified the constitutionality of Obamacare.

Now the congress may pass any law requiring an individual or corporation  to purchase anything the congress deems necessary for their welfare or the individual or corporation must pay a heavy tax - thus SCOTUS, more than upholding the constitutionality of Obamacare has set a precedent giving immense power to government through this new taxing power of congress.

To see how this is very possible we only have to look at the operations of the EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency, to see how it would work. The EPA can regulate the use of any product that it deems would be dangerous to the environment; all kinds of sprays and cleaners that we buy at the store must follow EPA guidelines before they can be sold. The EPA also has control over gasoline additives. It has control over water usage that farmers may need, but should the water in some way damage some fish or insect that the EPA insists is to be protected then the water usage must be regulated. This is what happened in the Central Valley of California where farmers could not get the water they needed for their crops because the availability of water needed to be controlled to protect some small fish at the end of the line.

If the government should deem it in the best interest of the welfare of people across the United States that they drive small cars which utilize less energy as do SUV's and luxury cars, otherwise there could be a prohibitively heavy tax assessed. they have the power to do so. Of course there would be waivers given those priveleged by the government.  Thus according to the Supreme Court decision Congress can require citizens to purchase any kind of motor vehicle, washing machine, dishwasher, you name it, lest you be taxed heavily. This is the mandate portion of the Obama care monster. It must certainly be repealed, but SCOTUS failed to do so.

The only way that this monster can be done away with now is to ensure that president Obama is not reelected. Should he be reelected and Obamacare and subsequent mandates passed, the destruction of the American economy and democracy as we have known it will come about.  We will live in a Status or Progressive America in which the government will be all-powerful; the freedoms and liberties under our Constitution will no longer exist.

Unless we elect Conservatives to both houses of Congress and elect Mitt Romney as President, America will cease to be an America "One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all."