ObamaCare was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, passed by the U.S. Senate, signed into law by the President of the United States, and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. So, it must be “constitutional.” Right? You have heard this argument from Leftists defending ObamaCare, their latest attempt to “progressively” change America into a socialist utopia. Don’t buy it. It’s a false argument.
ObamaCare is as unconstitutional as the Federal Reserve, the Iraq War, and Medicare Parts A through Z. Heck, Social Security is another failed socialist experiment bankrupting the nation. Does anyone still believe the Social Security Trust Fund has money in it anymore? We’ve been sticking IOU’s in that fund since the 1960’s. It’s time to wake up and smell the socialist coffee, people!
But, let’s take this one battle at a time.
Do not buy this Leftist non-sense ObamaCare is “constitutional” because it passed Congress, was signed by the President, and upheld by the highest court. On that basis, Prohibition would still be in effect. That was the “constitutional” law of the land from 1921 to 1933 before it was repealed.
How about the Alien and Sedition Act of 1798? Should we have kept that law on the books? This atrocious piece of federal legislation made it illegal to criticize the U.S. government. It was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President of the United States.
How about the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850? The Act made it illegal to aid and abet runaway slaves in all states, north and south. All runaway slaves were to be captured and returned to their masters. No evidence was required of the claimant. Slaves however were not allowed to testify on their own behalf, and were not allowed a jury of their peers. Furthermore, those who aided and abetted runaways were fined and punished under the law. Also known as the “Bloodhound Law,” this legislative abomination was passed by both houses in Congress and signed into law by then President Fillmore. According to the Leftists’ argument, like ObamaCare, these laws are perfectly “constitutional” and should be kept on the books.
How about Jim Crow laws? These divisive, ignorant, demeaning, wretched state laws were “legally” enacted by state legislatures and signed by governors. Again, “legally” enacted. “Constitutional.”
The fact is, sometimes bad laws are passed by Congress, signed by Presidents, and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Bad laws are rightly amended, repealed, struck down, or defunded.
ObamaCare is bad law.by