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Why the Supreme Court Will Strike Down All of Obamacare
Forbes ^ | April 5, 2012 | Peter Ferrara

Posted on 04/06/2012 6:24:41 AM PDT by libstripper

Barack Obama made a national laughingstock out of himself with his recent comments on the Obamacare law now before the Supreme Court. Obama said on Monday, “I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” (emphasis added)

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamacare; scotus
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Excellent, relatively brief, highly readable explanation of why SCOTUS may well invalidate Obamacare.
1 posted on 04/06/2012 6:24:46 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

“...by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”

Someone help me out here...aren’t we a republic?


2 posted on 04/06/2012 6:29:09 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: libstripper
Well, there you have it.

The constitutionality of a law depends upon how "strong" the majority was that passed it.

3 posted on 04/06/2012 6:31:14 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: libstripper

))))PING((((


4 posted on 04/06/2012 6:34:45 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Izzy Dunne

As opposed to how strongly the American electorate was AGAINST it.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 6:36:19 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: mrs. a

We were until 1860.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 6:37:28 AM PDT by ngat
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To: libstripper

I wish the Supremes would sink Obamacare, but I have my doubts. Still, a good bi*ch slapping of Obama by the Supremes (legally of course) would be sweet.

At this point, there is no one willing to stand up against this dictator wannabe. Congress is useless. I hope the SC will do what is right.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 6:38:09 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: mrs. a

The Republic died with the fraudulent passage of the 17th amendment.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 6:38:59 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: libstripper
>"passed by a strong majority"

LIE!

Murtha ramrodded it down our throat with an audible vote, and he committed TREASON at that!

9 posted on 04/06/2012 6:40:03 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: mrs. a

We were. It’s almost gone, now.

Remember Ben Frranklin’s admonishment, after the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787? “We have given you a Republic, m’am, if you can keep it.”

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=11128


10 posted on 04/06/2012 6:41:05 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: libstripper

—relatively brief—

Three pages. But very interesting. Thanks!


11 posted on 04/06/2012 6:41:42 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: libstripper

Excellent article and 100% spot on!


12 posted on 04/06/2012 6:41:56 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: libstripper

I would not bet the farm that they will. In fact, if I was a betting man,I would bet that they find some excuse to uphold it.


13 posted on 04/06/2012 6:42:16 AM PDT by sport
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To: rawcatslyentist

Mercifully, he’s dead, but his treason will live for a long, long time, in many ways.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 6:42:25 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: libstripper

How about the fact that the 2,700 pages were all patched together from various authors and also empowers the HHS to write the rules as they go?

Strike it down en tot and force those CongressCritters to bring it to the floor again, sans individual mandate, if they dare.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 6:42:29 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: libstripper

cUZ THERY’RE NOT GOING TO READ 2700 PAGES.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 6:43:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Obama’s attack on the SCOTUS wasn't done in ignorance of the law but to convince the ignorant that the court's decision to strike down Obamacare would throw thousands of sick people into the street with no medical care. I believe Obama was leaked the Court's decision by Justice Kagan and has begun campaign damage control. Note the Republican leadership did not raise any issue about Obama’s wild accusations and demagoguery and just continued to play their role as Emperor Obama’s court eunuchs. It was the judges of 5th District Court of Appeals that had the guts to show the utter falsity of Obama’s comments.
17 posted on 04/06/2012 6:43:46 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: mrs. a

—But he figures he can safely assume a majority of you know nothing about it, and his party controlled media will not tell you anything concerning it at this inopportune moment. Hence, another classic example of what I have called Calculated Deception.—

Yeah, Dan Rather found out the hard way that the internet has changed that formula. :-)


18 posted on 04/06/2012 6:45:00 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: fatnotlazy
At this point, there is no one willing to stand up against this dictator wannabe. Congress is useless. I hope the SC will do what is right.

It's vital that they do. Dictator-in-waiting (only he's not waiting) Obama seems willing and eager to sweep aside the majority of the American people, the congress, and the high courts.

19 posted on 04/06/2012 6:45:50 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: cuban leaf

219-212 is a “strong majority”.
The Line Item Veto passed the House with Unanimous Consent.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 6:46:39 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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