“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned;

if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity;

but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."

Ezekiel 33:6

"A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring."

Proverbs 25:26

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A few words regarding SCOTUS' Obamacare Ruling

So The Obamacare Individual Mandate has been determined to be a Tax, by a majority Supreme Court Ruling.
Here are a couple of points of contention followed by a few points of view:

1. The Obamacare Tax is Unconstituitonal because it IS NOT a uniform tax.

"The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, ... but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States..." U.S. Constitution - Article 1, Section 8.

2. Under the Tax Anti-Injuction Act, the Court would actually be prohibited to hear the case at all until the "tax" is actually imposed, which won't be for another couple of years.  Therefore, SCOTUS should not have heard or rendered a ruling under the premise that the Obamacare Individual Mandate was a tax.  SCOTUS broke the law.

The Tax Anti-Injunction Act of 1867, currently codified at 26 U.S.C. § 7421(a), states "No suit for the purpose of restraining the assessment or collection of any tax shall be maintained in any court by any person, whether or not such person is the person against whom such tax was assessed." 

Other than the obvious that the vast majority of the Federal Government is so far removed from the Constitution as intended by our Founders, at least the repeal of Obamacare CANNOT be filibustered because of the same reconciliation procedure the Obama Congress used to ram it down our throats pass it.  Looks like the sword cuts both ways!

But none of this really matters though, because as long as we cast our vote based on party affiliation vs. principle, NOTHING will change.

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

We have nobody to blame but ourselves!
"In a free society, government reflects the soul of its people. If people want change at the top, they will have to live in different ways. Our major social problems are not the cause of our decadence. They are a reflection of it." - Cal Thomas
If the majority of Americans want Obamacare gone and the Federal Government to be stuffed back into the confines of the Constitution, a Presidential, Congressional, or Senatorial election based on warm fuzzies in your belly or the lesser of two evils WON'T change a thing.  However, the results of such elections, based on the truth, historical education, and relentless political engagement, WILL.  The key is YOU!  It's just that simple!
"Education is cheap defense of nations." - Edmund Burke

"Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
You have to ask yourself, are you going to get lulled back into the slumber of apathy and disenfranchisement, or are you actually going to do something about it?!  QUESTION: How are are the freest citizens in the history of the world?  Did you think that just happened because of the mere fact we call ourselves Americans?  What has made our country exceptional?  ANSWER: Our freedom IS NOT free, and the only way to keep it is to trade our time, involvement, and efforts to our elected in government (of all levels) to ensure that the direct end of ALL government is our Liberty.  
"You are not to inquire how your trade may be increased, nor how you are to become a great and powerful people, but how your liberties can be secured; for liberty ought to be the direct end of your government." - Patrick Henry in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788
What you see now in America is a reflection of the opposite of YOUR involvement as free citizens!  And this didn't happen overnight!
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment by those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation." - James Madison
If you don't like it, YOU are the only one that can change and "keep" it.  As Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a woman asked him, “Well Doctor, what have you given us, a republic or a monarchy?"  Mr. Franklin replied, “A republic, madam – if you can keep it.”  It's not a "diet," it's a "lifestyle change."

"The price of Liberty is eternal vigilance." - Thomas Jefferson

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children through the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed down from them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was like in America when men were free. " - Ronald Reagan




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