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Even Obamacare Is Governed By The Rule Of Law....

Updated on October 14, 2013
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Even Obamacare Is Governed By The Rule Of Law…

The shutting down of the United States Government is reverberating here and abroad and the financial markets are in the throes of a growing tremor; however, the effects on the home front, to me, are tantamount to our throwing out the cute, cuddle babies with our dirty bath waters. At this juncture, this is where those with political leanings on the right are going to be upset with this blog because there was no need to close down the government. I say this because, like it or not, Obamacare was enacted by the legal rules of our fair republic - you know that pesky document, our Constitution, which, ironically, many on the ‘Right’ deem sacrosanct, says that all our laws must originated in the House of Representatives, voted upon by both houses and even if there are enough votes, said votes can even overcome a Presidential Veto.

My peeps on the ‘Right’ are going to say that our President did not have a single Republican vote to pass his signature legislation (Obamacare) - but that is of no consequence because the rules for enactment were met… and even when we exercised our rights to challenge Obamacare in our Supreme Court, President Obama still won. And, once again, simply because our Supreme Court voted to support Obamacare by only a 5-4 decision… this too is of no consequence, which means that Obamacare is the law of the land. I do not understand why those opposing Obamacare cannot wait because there are still two opportunities to gut the legislation or to repeal it outright.

These two strategies that can be used to challenge Obamacare are Constitutional; there are mid-term elections around the corner in 2014 and Republicans who opposed Obamacare can find out through the Electorate if this is law is here to say because if the latter do not like the law, then they will vote in a new Congress… and when and if the Republicans have enough votes in both Houses (Congress/Senate)… then they can augment this advantage by electing a Republican President in 2016 and repeal Obamacare.

I have written about overreaching by the Democrats and now I am conveying the same message to Republicans… what if the situation were reversed and a law that was legitimately enacted through our Democratic process was thwarted, especially when our Supreme Court had given said law its legal weight and support - would the Republicans want the Democrats to do to them what they are currently doing vis-à-vis Obamacare? Just how I have opined to those who make up President Obama's cult of personality that the secular messiah will not be in office forever… so too that Democrats are going to have opportunities in the future to do to Republicans what the latter are doing to the former - perhaps, that is what is now seen as spirited party opposition in Washington, D.C. notwithstanding that many constituents, on both sides, do not like the discourse coming from our halls of power.

Everyday, we see and hear about the legions that are negatively affected by our decision to close down the Government and this is manifested in what I call the cute, cuddle babies being thrown out with our filthy waters. Incidentally, there are brilliant lawyers employed by the Republicans and these lawyers can take Obamcare to court to show that the law is applied unfairly because many are exempted, which include politicians, some union members, and some working in the entrenched government bureaucracy.

The rules of law apply to all and we have enacted laws to murder babies since Roe in 1973… yet, those of us who oppose Abortion do not advocate working outside the law in our spirited opposition. Our Democratic process gave us the rules to repeal or amend the laws and these rules are there to be had in the 2014 mid-term elections and the 2016 Presidential Elections to amend or repeal Obamacare.

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      Alexandro 

      3 years ago

      Just a comment on what I bevelie is a "current" result of Obamacare. I have Medicare coverage via an Advantage plan. This year, not only did my "co-pays" increase for specialists and ER services, but the real zinger is that MANY services which once had co-pays that were flat dollar amounts, e.g. $20.00, changed to "percentages." Whereas last year (and those preceding) I would pay $20.00 on a $400 dollar bill, I now must pay $80. Not so bad you may say, but my only income is Social Security which did increase slightly this year (following two or was it three years of no COLA), but the increase in my income would quickly be devoured by medical expenses should I suddenly develop a serious illness. It is my understanding that several hundreds of millions of dollars were "redirected" from Advantage Plans with the advent of Obamacare, and I suppose these major changes in my plan are intended to recoup those losses. (See next)

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      Verily Prime 

      5 years ago from New York

      OK - Thanks for the further clarification...

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      FitnezzJim 

      5 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Well now, Verily, I sure am glad I never accused you of saying that they were doing something illegal. What I was trying to say was those who feel the need to insist that Healthcare was developed legally (when clearly it was), must be trying to implicate those who oppose it legally of doing something illegal (when clearly they are not). The average person doesn't think like a politician. One thing good politicians have in common in this era, is that they are extremely capable of saying one thing while seeming to say the opposite.

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      Verily Prime 

      5 years ago from New York

      Where did I say that that were doing something illegal - I plainly spelled out how to repeal Obamacare? I infer nothing in this forum... I speak freely as a Traditional Christian telling the truth and if I am being biased... it is for the truth in Christ Jesus.

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      FitnezzJim 

      5 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Indeed, ObamaCare was lawfully passed and lawfully upheld by the Supreme Court. I fail to understand what is gained by pointing that out, unless it is a purely political ploy.

      Surely there was no intent to infer that our Congressmen and Senators were engaging in any illegal activity by now lawfully reconsidering that same law in Congress. The plain facts are that our Congress is now reconsidering our budget while once again banging their heads against the debt ceiling. To infer they are doing something illegal would be equivalent to disregarding the authority and the responsibility granted to them under the Constitution, which all concerned have sworn to uphold.

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      Verily Prime 

      5 years ago from New York

      Thank you... one has to be objective as a Christian because he truth is the truth.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you for expounding on the rule of law with regards to Obamacare. Some people deliberately set out to confuse us, and they do. Now, placing it at the heart of a government shutdown makes it seem like the most dangerous thing that every happened.

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