An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 29 March 2012
MANDATE – an authoritative command; especially: a formal order from a superior court or official to an inferior one.
BLESSING – a favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness.
LIBERTY – freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control.
And Now the Supreme Court Must Decide
For the past three days, the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard a series of arguments on Obamacare — what promises to be one of the most seminal decisions in the Court’s history. Now that the dust has settled, it appears more than likely that President Obama’s signature health care law is on the verge of being struck down — perhaps even in its entirety.
The challengers to the law include more than half of the States of the Union, the National Federation of Independent Business, and private parties, while the Obama Administration is standing in defense of it. Having heard arguments on Monday on whether a law called the Anti-Injunction Act would bar the Court from considering whether Obamacare’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional, the Court on Tuesday moved on to examining the mandate itself and whether Congress vaulted across the Maginot Line of constitutionality when it imposed the mandate on Americans.