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British history and a historic court decision on Obamacare

Dramatic news: Federal Judge Roger Vinson has just issued a ruling declaring the full scope of ObamaCare unconstitutional.

"It is difficult to imagine that a nation which began, at least in part, as the result of opposition to a British mandate giving the East India Company a monopoly and imposing a nominal tax on all tea sold in America would have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place. If Congress can penalize a passive individual for failing to engage in commerce, the enumeration of powers in the Constitution would have been in vain for it would be “difficult to perceive any limitation on federal power” [Lopez, supra, 514 U.S. at 564], and we would have a Constitution in name only. Surely this is not what the Founding Fathers could have intended."

What they intended came from their careful reading of British history - what was bad and what was very, very good. ("The British Constitution is the greatest fabric of invention in history." - John Adams, later US President)

Some people hate America, but there is no doubt that America has helped millions of people from all over the world to live free, creative, prosperous and happy lives. She has done this by trying to stay true to Constitutional ideals and by making drastic improvements (ending slavery and discrimination).

Those constitutional ideals are fundamentally opposed to the soft tyranny of the nanny state - in Britain or America.

Update: More about the decision here.

Comments (1)

jlh:

"Some people hate America," and many of the same people hate Britain. Sometimes your character can be seen in a naming of your enemies.

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