As Senator Mike Lee so eloquently explained during Ted Cruz’s historic filibuster against Obamacare, the Supreme Court had to in effect rewrite the “Affordable” Care Act—now seen to be the total opposite—in order to make it constitutional. The Supreme Court found that Obama could not mandate behavior on the basis of the Commerce Clause—as his lawyers had argued—but could mandate behavior on the basis of Congress’ power to tax.
Despite what the Supreme Court ruled, this power is clearly not found in the Constitution.
This in effect gives the federal government the authority to mandate any behavior that supposedly causes the cost of healthcare to go down, as long as they call it a tax: gym membership, eating vegetables, limiting Americans’ access to fast food, etc.
How would the Obama regime determine that all Americans were complying with this healthy mandate? Think of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program on steroids. There would need to be surveillance everywhere—even in our homes. Picture the Feds breaking down your door to confiscate cold pizza from your refrigerator!
Can’t happen? In 2008, America wouldn’t have believed the Feds would break down someone’s door to confiscate a legal firearm, but it’s now happening with increasing frequency.
A word of warning, America: Either Obamacare is struck down, or America herself will cease to exist.