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