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More Proof Of Who We Are
by The Bunker
Mr. Pye goes in several different directions trying to cover so much in such a short time. I would disagree with him on some things but the DNA conclusions he reaches in the last 1/3 of his presentation fits exactly with Dr. Steven C Meyers of the Center for Science and Culture and the Discovery Institute. Dr. Meyers is a proponent of Intelligent Design.
The recent passing of the Comet ISON folds together with the Sumerian description of how our solar system started. The comet was reportedly on a 4 billion year orbit. This coincides with the Sumerian timetable of planet collision which created the asteroid belt and the icy objects that we know as comets.
Another recent discovery of DNA from 400,000 year old bones is another clue. In the article on this discovery it was not reported how many strands of chromosomes this DNA contained. Was it 46 or 48 strands? 48 strands would be pre-human like the primates. 46 strands would be human, or genetically modified.
All the discoveries in DNA research are going to eventually put the final nail in Darwin’s coffin. Real science will be used to end this stupid theory of evolution. I have read some of the Genetic research journals and while I may not understand the complexities of the research it is clear that the researchers are having a hard time holding on to Darwin’s outdated ideas.
The Sumerian culture is the least taught of all the ancient societies. Why is that? Everything always begins with the Babylonians who were Sumerian descendents. Mr. Pye and Zachiara Stichens make some astounding claims on who the Sumerians were and where they came from. But, applying common sense and simple logic based on what we all see around us their claims are not that strange.
Ancient aliens coming to earth to mine for gold, that’s crazy talk!! Why? Why is it that humans have this weird fetish over gold? It’s just another mineral, hard to find, but so is platinum or silver or even uranium. Why is gold the one metal we obsess over? In Genesis Chapter 2 verse 11 and 12 gold is mentioned. Why? Why would they care about gold or any mineral?
I got interested in archeology during the 1960′s when the Aswan Damn was constructed in Egypt. The stories appeared in either Life or Look magazine. I remember the pictures of the huge cranes lifting the statues at the Ramses Temple. The statues had to be cut in sections to lift and move. I remember thinking, “Now, wait a minute, just how in the heck did the Egyptians put these statues in place when we can’t even move them in one piece?!” That’s when I started to think we were all being lied to. The same thing happened when I first heard about Darwin’s dumb theory. These things just didn’t make any sense. Yup, I was really smart for my age!!
For me it doesn’t really matter if we came from some alien genetic experiment. Everything and everyone, alien or human had to be created somewhere by some force greater than us all. It’s a mystery we will never have an answer to until we meet our Maker. I just wish the eggheads would quit all the lying and open the lid of the box they are in and look around.
….twas the day of……….THE BUNKER! Heh.
Yes…it’s late in the day, but still. Hey…I had some things to do, and got totally distracted.
Obamacare – Pure Evil
by The Bunker
I thought I would be ready for these stories. I was wrong. For the love of God what has happened to this country? What has happened to the men in this country? Is there any empathy left in the hearts of the nations people? What? Is everything just entertainment for the masses? “Oh, look honey, a sick little kid on TV.” “Oh, that’s so sad. Hey what time is Dancing With The Stars on?” Is this what it has come down to? Or maybe it’s, “Damn man, I hope that never happens to my kid!”
Let me make this point CRYSTAL CLEAR, so listen up. The psychopaths who put this health care law together and then dropped it on the country knew this would happen. The democrats, if they are anything, are political geniuses. They use war games in their strategies to cover every conceivable detail. They have backup strategies to their back up strategies. The president, Harry Reid, Pelosi, Valerie Jarrett and all the other commies knew darn well that when citizens lost their health care the logical outcome would be that people would die, including children. These people are so filled with evil they didn’t care and don’t care.
Let me ask you this; if you knew that something you were about to do would harm a child would you go ahead and do it? Of course not! No rational thinking human being with any sense of compassion would even think of causing harm to a child. But, that’s not the case for the commie cabal running our country is it? No, because for them its about getting what they want, at any cost. The passage of this sick health care law is the pinnacle legislation for the democrats. It provides total control over the masses. Complete and absolute power to begin social engineering. That is what communism is all about, social engineering, manipulation, creating a perfect society. If people have to die, so be it. Sick children with cancer would never be productive to the collective.
Read Karl Marx for God’s sake, its all about creating a productive and prosperous working class. The one minor point that is always left out for the masses is that if people are old, sick, feeble minded, disabled etc. their happy days as a productive member are short lived. There’s a pit in an open field waiting for those folks. This is who is running our country people! Harry Reid just consolidated another big chunk of power for the cabal. The lies, the manipulations, executive orders, corruption, hidden bureaucratic rules and regulations, spying, intimidation of the opposition and of the press, it’s a freaking police state and it is killing people!!!
I don’t want to hear any more bull crap from the big talkers on Fox News, or so called opposition party because they are all phonies. If the bastards in the republican party can’t take this child’s story to the floor of both houses of Congress and scream till they are blue in the face at Pelosi and Reid then they are nothing but cowards. Look, this sick child and others like them aren’t going to wait around for the next election. They don’t care how many votes politicians can muster or Obama’s poll numbers. They’ll all be dead before then!!
For the love of God, hasn’t this country killed enough children already?
Judgement day! Judgement day is coming! We are going to pay for the sin of doing nothing.
It will not be the kind and it sure as hell won’t be entertaining.
The Real Damage of Obamacare
by The Bunker
I just spent four days on the road listening to all the big talkers on the radio blasting the president and his “Failed” healthcare plan. I have one simple question, “What failure?” It’s not the website, or the navigators or even the fact that people haven’t signed up. No, the damage has been done. Even if the presidents poll numbers drop to zero the truth is that there are now over 10,000 pages of new rules and regulations written into the Federal Register. There are also thousands more waiting to be implemented.
You can be sure that these rules, regulations, taxes, fees and laws cross into every federal bureaucracy. From the IRS to The Department of Homeland Security and down into the Department of the Interior. The Affordable Care Act is now like a virus infecting the entire government. This virus has already spread into every level of state and local government and will continue to grow.
Bureaucrats in thousands of government buildings are sending out dictates to private insurance companies, individuals and business’s demanding that they comply or face penalties. The new health care law has provided them with the tools to implode 1/6 of this nation’s economy.
When a virus of this magnitude is unleashed there are no, “Fixes” or alternate plans.
In the debate leading up to the passage of Obamacare Mark Steyn made a brilliant observation. He said politicians love big government medicine and health care laws because they are the one set of regulations that touches every single citizen. Because centralized control never works it always requires fixing. This gives the politicians the perfect platform to be seen as hero’s, always, working for the little guy to protect them from the big government bullies. Government health care crosses all demographic boundaries. The political saviors can use their “fixes” to appeal to everyone because everyone is affected by the mess the politicians created. Taking over a huge segment of the economy also lets the political class shakedown anyone and anything that is forced to comply.
Politicians who run to the microphone to proclaim their ideas on how to fix the mess that has been dropped on the nations head are phonies. Anyone who has an alternate or better plan should be booed from the stage.
What the people of America need is an anti-Obamcare virus removal program. This law has to be repealed and wiped clean from the nations hard drive. Any other plan leaves tens of thousands of damaging rules and regulations that will infect our lives forever.
Please check out Obamacare Regulations Are 8 Times Longer Than Bible
by The Bunker
The revolution is being televised. Can you see it? Are you a witness to the full assault of our God given Natural Rights? Did you hear the explosion as one sixth of our economy and the private health care system vanished into a cloud of dust? Are you able to comprehend the anguish of the million’s citizens who just lost their health care coverage? A large percentage of these Americans need ongoing treatment for chronic illnesses. There will be casualties.
To win a battle the warrior has to, “Know the enemy.” Many people are just now catching a glimpse of the adversary. It is a Terminator. The socialist/collectivist/ Marxist machine is an emotionless killing ideology. It never stops, it doesn’t rest, it can’t be bargained with and it can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity or remorse or fear. It is programmed to win, at all cost. The lines of code that course through its brain repeat: “For the greater good of the greater number. The end justifies the means.” Strip away the human façade, peel back the smiling face and stare into the cold red eyes.
Even the big name right wing talkers have to admit the truth. On Monday Rush Limbaugh said he believes the destruction of our nation is being done on purpose. Think about that, because it’s true. One third of our government, the executive branch is now controlled by a socialist cabal hell bent on the destruction of our way of life. It is a coup. Can you see it?
Big News! Action Alert! The bubble heads of propaganda proclaim, “Obama’s approval rating at an all time low!!!!” Do you really think that the 4 million Ukrainians who starved to death in 1932-1933 cared about Stalin’s approval numbers? Do you think Stalin cared? Do you really think that the increasing number of citizens who are losing their health care coverage care about Obama’s great smile? It is the results that matter. Dictators don’t care if you like them.
Everything seems normal. The players study their game plans and run to committee meetings and the airwaves in the never ending game of political football. The fans on both sides slip on the jerseys of their favorite players and gather in the arenas of radio and television. The fans hoot and holler, “My side is winning! No wait, he fumbled the ball again.” In the background the real winners are the big money lobbyists, the global mega corporations, the too big to fail banks and the socialist/collectivist controllers who profit and really understand how to win the war.
Their machine has a fatal flaw. It stumbles every time the truth is laid in its path. Whenever the citizen stands up and shines the light of discovery in its face the machine can’t answer. It mumbles ridiculous lies and exposes itself to even more citizen warriors.
There are very few warriors in the halls of congress. They have pushed back with limitations. Our job is to support them by blogging and spreading the message of Liberty, Freedom, and God given Natural Rights.
My hope is that someday one of them will gather the power of the people and tell the complete truth. Our nation is under assault by a socialist/collectivist/Marxist ideological machine.
We need to give them that power.
Nothing by Chance
by The Bunker
“In politics nothing happens ‘by chance.’ If something happens, then you can bet that it was planned that way.”
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The last two weeks have been very entertaining. I could almost hear the baritone rumblings of the great movie voice over artist, Don Lafontaine, “In a world where lies and corruption rule the masses, the politician plays his evil games.” Don’t let anyone tell you drive in thrillers have died. They’re playing around the clock on Fox News.
Old line party hacks like John Boehner and Harry Reid move through the halls of power with a wink and a nod. Their press releases present a fictional scene of two great monolithic rams butting heads in a never ending battle to secure their party’s dogma. In reality they exchange secret emails and meet with the president under false pretenses to secure special compensation for themselves and their staff. Voila! No Obamacare for congress!
This last crisis based thriller was a bit of a letdown. It started out slow but the buildup to the climatic scenes of Veterans tossing Barry-Cades at the Spite House was worth the price of admission. The ending kind of fell flat. Only one monster was temporarily slain; The Tea Party.
The Romans suffered during the dying days of the empire. In order to make sense of stallions in the senate they devised a simple question; Cui Bono? Who benefits. Who benefits from these never ending theatrical dramas?
I think the statement by the Senator from New York, Charles Schumer says it all,
“First, [the Tea Party and Cruz] have so alienated their colleagues… But second, the tactics of the Tea Party — ‘I’m gonna hurt a lot of innocent people unless I get my way.’ This is the first time it was in the spotlight, that the American people saw it. They didn’t like it. The Republican Party has learned a lesson here and I think you’re going to see a more mainstream conservative Republican Party.”
The Tea Party is like Godzilla ready to collapse the barricades of power in Washington D. C. The movie trailer might read like this, “Up from the depths of the heartland, the Tea Party, King of the Constitution, stalks the halls of power, crushing all before it. Jet planes cannot destroy it; bombs will not weaken it, all spineless purveyors of power tremble before it; republicans and democrats decry! Is this the end of our reign? We must have a plan!”
And plan they did. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Entrenched party leaders from both sides of the aisle despise the Tea Party. When the common citizen takes to the streets quoting the Constitution and then builds a political Godzilla you can bet the botoxed, suntanned, drug abusers in power get nervous.
Most politicians are lawyers. They know how to build a case. For the last two weeks they have been laying accusations against the Tea Party. It doesn’t matter if the evidence was fabricated or just outright lies. In the eyes of the sheeple, it worked. It also gave great cover to the disastrous roll out of Obamacare. Oh, I believe Senator’s Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are sincere but also a bit naive. The party privileged; self proclaimed masters of their own delusions know how to get what they want and they want it all for themselves.
Too far fetched you say? A conspiracy so complicated it would be impossible to pull off. Think again. Politics is like war gaming. Each move is planned in advance with some knowledge of how your opponent will react. Once the game is set in motion the conspirator’s just need to adjust their tactics to counteract their opponent’s moves. If the other side doesn’t even know it’s in the game it’s easy to keep them confused, set up false attacks, force them into a corner and then humiliate them in defeat. Historical battles have been won by a handful of generals. Everyone else is just cannon fodder.
Cui Bono? Well the final act says it all. Everything is once again as it should be. The good ole boys of the Senate and House got their way. Our Dear Leader gets to gloat. The great compromiser, Senator Mitch McConnell, even gets to bring a present to the peasants in Kentucky. The RINOs saved the world from economic disaster and the power of the purse shifted to the democrats. For the psychopathic politically connected, hell bent on total control to secure a Marxist nirvana where only they will be in charge; it’s a great day in the neighborhood.
BUT, it’s a funny thing about Godzilla. The monster never really dies. He just keeps rising up from his radioactive refuge even more pissed off!
Via The Bunker.
Fixing the Blame on YOU
by The Bunker
It is time, time for everyone to keep a very close eye on the unfolding events in our country. We have entered the “Danger Zone.” Make no mistake about it. The rhetoric we are hearing from the Collectivist left is freighting. I can think of only one other time when a group of citizens has been so demonized in our country. That was during the time in our Republic leading up to The Civil War.
The Obama administration and his collectivist democrats are on a crisis fueled campaign to blame all our countries problems on the far right conservative Tea Party. The media has jumped in with shameful antagonistic name calling and is plastering the airwaves with propaganda.
The collectivist agenda is so important to this president and his cronies that he granted an interview to CNBC on Wednesday October 2nd and tried to scare the markets into a crash. Here is a link to a brief portion of that interview.
The president blamed the Tea Party faction of the Republicans and told investor’s to be worried that this time the government may default on its bond payments.
The next morning the market dropped about 186 points, sliding under 15,000 and by all indications the trend was going to continue down. By late morning House Speaker Boehner got in front of the camera’s and announced he would not allow a default to happen. The markets, on the statement from Boehner, reversed direction and ended the week back above 15,000.
Think very carefully about this event, because as far as I know it has never happened before. To have a president of the United States give a network interview and intentionally try to cause a market selloff is unprecedented. If John Boehner hadn’t stepped up and calmed things down there is no telling what might have happened. The markets are run on two human emotions; Greed and fear. Greed fuels the run ups and fear pushes the selloff’s.
In 2008 the economy collapsed. It was not the beginning of a great recession. If the government hadn’t stepped in with an injection of money the U S economy and most likely the world would have gone into a depression. It would have been more severe than the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Whether the continued government meddling in the markets is a good idea is not the point. President Obama, with this interview, was playing with matches in a room full of gasoline fumes. To say it was irresponsible doesn’t even begin to condemn his actions.
I urge you to research the true current state of the U S economy. We are not in any way, shape or form in a recovery. This nation is still in the rippling shock wave of the calamity of 2008. Investor’s are waiting for the next shoe to drop and want to be the first ones out of the market before it hits the floor. This president with the power of his words is a fool to try and set the next crash in motion just to collect political points against his sworn enemy.
The markets don’t climb forever. There will be another crash. How bad it will be is anyone’s guess. If the next drop in the market is anything like 2008 there will be no way to fix it. The Federal Reserve has played its last hand. Tax breaks to bump the economy into motion can’t happen. We are too far in debt. A 2008 scenario will be the final slide into oblivion for this nation.
When the next crash happens the Tea Party will get the blame. We are being set up right now.
It is a tactic as old as history, dictators always need someone to blame.
Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Dachau; don’t ever kid yourself into believing it can’t happen here.
The American Trucker, An Endangered Species
by The Bunker
I am an endangered species, I’m an American Trucker. My boots have been pushing the pedal to the metal for over 30 years. I’ve mashed the motors in everything from Cabovers to chrome filled Kenworths. My trail across this country has been marked in coal black diesel smoke. Coffee, cigarettes and country music fueled my obsession. The endless black ribbon of highway was my home. Smoke filled restaurants were my kitchen and sassy waitresses called me, “Honey.” It’s almost all gone now; the C B radio chatters no more. It never was easy but I always had my Freedom. Mindless government regulations and mega corporations operating thousands of trucks have ground the American Trucker into the pavement. It’s the End of the Trail for an American tradition.
My first long haul was in 1979. The boss called me on the phone, “The trucks in the yard, the bills are on the seat, be in Omaha by Monday, call me when you get there.” The truck was an International Cabover 4070. It was the middle of winter and that rig wouldn’t keep you warm if it caught on fire. No seatbelts, no air ride suspension. The power steering would give you the arms of a wrestler. It had 350 horses of Caterpillar power, 13 speeds, and twin stacks that smoked like a chimney. There weren’t any cell phones, just pockets full of quarters to make a call. I hit the super slab before sunrise and prayed the rig wouldn’t break down. It was an adventure waiting to happen. The Freedom of the open road!
Today the trucks are like Cadillac’s. They float across the pavement on cushions of air. The seats massage your back. Cool air keeps the windows closed in the summer and the bunk is toasty warm in the winter. Multiple speakers provide stereophonic sound. Signals from outer space lay a grid for your trip. Computer controlled engines spit clean exhaust from the stacks. Everything a driver could want, except Freedom.
Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees
by The Bunker
Your Mother taught you an important lesson on economics when she told you, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
Money is not wealth. It is a representation of the wealth creation process, a symbol. It is a tool of barter. If you need more insight see my post titled, “It’s All About Money.”
What I am about to lay out for you may seem unreal, a fantasy or another far out conspiracy theory. It’s not. I’ll try and make this as entertaining as possible. Please remember; it’s not nice to kill the messenger.
How does money come into being? In this country it starts at the Federal Reserve Bank. There is nothing “Federal” about the Federal Reserve. It is a private bank with “Special” powers granted to it by the Congress in 1913. It is a hybrid banking cartel. Like every other cartel its main purpose is to protect the interests of its member banks.
Since 2008 the Federal Reserve has been doing what it calls quantitative easing; money printing.
The U S Treasury needs money, lots and lots of money. The wealth generating process in this country cannot provide enough real money to satisfy the politicians spending spree. So, the Treasury borrows money by selling securities; bonds, bills and notes sometimes called Treasuries.
On August 14, 2013 the Federal Reserve held just over $2 Trillion dollars of Treasury securities. Before the massive money printing began in 2008 the Fed held about $476 Billion in U S debt. The Chinese own about $1.2 Trillion of our debt and all foreign owners is approximately $5.6 Trillion.
How does the Fed get the money to buy our debt? It makes it up, digitizes it on a computer screen.
This Isn’t America Anymore
by The Bunker
ASHWAUBENON, Wis.—As the Humvees rolled slowly through the city’s streets, children waved and others stopped to watch as soldiers dismounted their vehicles to meet with civil authorities and assess the local infrastructure.
For three days in August, 22 Civil Affairs soldiers of the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalions, Charlie and Delta Companies, traveled in their High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, or “Humvees,” 37 miles north of their headquarters here to the small town of Gillett.
Once there, they began conducting a realistic training exercise. Other soldiers assigned to the headquarters element remained behind at the unit’s location to operate the tactical operations center.
Do these idiots in the Army really think we are so stupid we can’t figure out what the hell is going on?
I’ve been on this planet, in this America, for almost 62 years, I have never seen or read anywhere in our history (Except 1765-1776) when troops took over a small town. This isn’t “Training” this is practice for when they do it for real!!!!
I have gone through many of the so-called, “Urban Warfare Drills” that have been going on around the country for the last ten years. In every single one of them, one of the main objectives was to secure one or more banks. In one video the person filming even comments on how the helicopters were repelling soldiers onto the roof of the federal reserve bank.
The most disgusting part in these exercise’s is the response of the people. Totally clueless, the news anchors even comment on how nice it is to have troops carrying machine guns, closing off streets and searching peoples cars.
WAKE UP SHEEPLE, this ain’t no drill, this is getting you ready for the real deal!!
Enough ranting, just got home and I have to work again tomorrow.
We’ll one more rant, I am getting sick and tired of seeing poor slobs on the side of the interstates (with three or more state troopers cars lined up behind them, lights flashing) with their stuff scattered all over the shoulder getting searched. It doesn’t matter, young and old, nice cars, crappy cars, people in business clothes or blue jeans and tee shirts. One thing is always the same though, no matter which state I’m in, is the cops; Shaved heads, dark, dark, blue uniforms, fingerless gloves, with more equipment strapped on than a soldier would carry on a three day recon into the bush.
This isn’t America anymore.
Anyway, the occupation of Gillet WI reminded me of the movie, “Red Dawn.” The original with Patrick Swayze. This WI takeover with the corralling of the local mayor etc. is very similar to the Russian/Mexican takeover of the fictional town in the movie.
This man speaks the truth. I’m a truck driver, and I see this kind of crap every time I go out and drive around the country. Two weeks ago, on a Sunday, just north of Indianapolis I saw two of those huge Humvee like vehicles with DHS painted on the sides towing boats (at least 24 footers, cigarette style ocean racers). The boats were painted a dark gray camouflage just like the vehicles. The boats were covered but they had large grills on the back end, for what, I don’t know.
There has been an increase in military equipment moving on the interstates, either on flatbeds or convoy’s. Equipment storage at National Guard armories is increasing. This time not desert camo but green camouflage, the kind needed in a North American Continent.
His Exalted Majesty
by The Bunker
We are at the mercy of his exalted majesty, Barack Obama. This president has amassed more power than any previous executive. He has corrupted the three Constitutional branches so completely that he could destroy this nation with his words. We have already witnessed his supreme authority and nobody is talking about it.
Because we are a Nation of diluted political sycophants that tune our radios to the hottest talk show or adjust our cable boxes to grab Fox News in high definition 26” splendor we have been reduced to abused captives suffering from, “Stockholm Syndrome.” We pray to the gods of politics and wait in breathless anticipation for the oracles (Politicians) meaningless words of wisdom. It is equivalent to laying the stars and stripes on the ground five times a day, facing Washington D C, prostrating ourselves on the flag and praying for mercy.
We better get over it right now!!
Unalienable vs. Inalienable
by Susan Boskey
This July 4th Americans celebrated their 237th Independence Day. The Declaration of Independence, signed during the midst of the American Revolution in 1776, was not just a statement of grievances against the British monarchy but also a declaration of freedom from it, citing unalienable rights of self-governance. I said UNalienable, not INalienable rights. Most believe there is no real difference between the two words. But not so fast. When unalienable was replaced with inalienable it diminished the original intention of personal rights; among which are “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
The Declaration of Independence begins with the reason for the colonists’ separation from the Monarchy; a separation stated to be entitled by “the Laws of Nature and nature’s God.” (Capitalization and lack of capitalization is original.) It continues:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed , that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…
In spite of the fact at the time of the Declaration, unalienable rights were considered to be for white men only, the word, unalienable, refers to rights inherent to all humans, no matter gender or race. I find it interesting how the word unalienable is rarely used anymore and that modern versions of the Declaration now use the word inalienable. Even President Obama uses the word inalienable. What’s up with that?
Freedom and Secrecy
by The Bunker
There was a reason both Kennedy and Eisenhower warned of a secret cabal of military industrial strength and secret societies (The intelligence services) growing at the end of the 1950′s and continuing into the 1960′s. Both of these entities gained tremendous power, money and influence during the Cold War.
We now have secret laws passed by secret congressional committees with secret orders from the president upheld by secret courts which are implemented by secret bureaucracies with full cooperation of private companies who receive secret immunity from prosecution for breaking the real and supreme law of our Republic, the Constitution.
What could possibly go wrong?
The Natural Right of Civil Disobedience
by The Bunker
“Members of this Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our Nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT
BUSINESS v. SEBELIUS
Opinion of ROBERTS, C. J.
The above quote is the infamous paragraph from The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts. It was included in his opinion for the majority in the “Obamacare” ruling. Some pundits have described it as the, “Cop Out Clause” meaning Roberts and the other four Justices simply turned the tables on the Citizens by saying, You voted for these leaders, they are not our problem, they are yours.
What Roberts is saying is true, but it is also false. It is true that the people elect their representation. We The People have the ability to reject their leadership at every election cycle by voting them out of office. But what if the leaders lie to the Citizens, use coercion, deceit, and manipulation, and abuse their power to stay in office? What if the leaders blatantly lie about legislation to gain the support of the voters? What if there was not a hair of difference between the two parties? Then, there is no alternative available to the people. The people can disagree with the leaders but true choice is evaporated.