Skip to comments.Can One Iraq Vet Stop Obamacare?
Posted on 04/29/2013 4:16:27 PM PDT by WilliamIII
In the lore of the ancient Romans, Horatius was a soldier who single-handedly fought off an invading army. The Etruscans had attacked in order to impose a despot on Rome and, by holding them back while his comrades destroyed the bridge that was the only practical route to the city, this single warrior saved the free republic. Obamacare is certainly the bridge via which the forces of despotism plan to fundamentally transform the United States, and a decorated Iraq veteran named Matt Sissel may be the Horatius who prevents them from crossing.
This 32-year-old artist, businessman, and holder of the Bronze Star is the plaintiff in Sissel v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, which Sissel sees as a battle for my liberty my freedom to live out my life to the fullest. This is the only remaining lawsuit that has any chance of bringing down the entire health care law. His lawsuit, which was filed in July of 2010, was put on hold during the run-up to last Junes Supreme Court decision to uphold most of Obamacare. Ironically, that controversial ruling gave his case a new lease on life.
In that ruling, the Majority held that the individual mandate was essentially a tax. This finding prompted the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), which represents Sissel, to file a new constitutional cause of action based on the way the law was rammed through Congress. What we now know as Obamacare was initially cobbled together in the Senate, and that body of Congress is not permitted by the Constitution to write tax bills. Sissel and his PLF lawyers have therefore amended their complaint to say that the reform law violates the Origination Clause.
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I would love to think this could work. However, it depends on the judges, who are likely to be liberals who make up the law to suit their agendas as they go along.
I LOVE this guy! Here’s his page!
(Oh, Lord, please forgive me the two exclamation points.)
I hope Roberts saw this case on the horizon when he made his ruling. If so, he was playing chess while Obastard’s people were playing, well, not even checkers. Hey, I can hope...
If this nightmare is actually overturned - watch the spineless Pub's in the House try and take credit for it.
Alternatively, I expect a few to also introduce a motion to deem it law.
If the USSC strikes down Obamacare would O’Lenin then defy the court? He has shown signs of such defiance already and that may trigger his defining defiance and transformation.
IOW, they did a cut-and-paste. Of the entire bill.
However, the only reason we are where we are is because the rule of law has been "fundamentally transformed."
I'm such a simpleton.
I thought this is why Roberts ruled as he did...A tax originated in the Senate???
Why couldn’t be thrown out because it does not treat all people the same?
Well said. However, sometimes you lose a battle to win a war. That’s game theory, but don’t mistake the word “game” for “play.”
We live under the rule of Ubama, and this is what it looks like:
What’s the difference betweenn the KKK and the Supreme Court?
The Supreme Court wears black robes and scares white people.
There are a couple of other quirks in the ruling...like an implication that the lawsuit was premature since no one had actually paid the “tax”. Pretty threadbare to hang one’s hopes on...and ridiculously expensive.
... but elections have consequences.
Doesn’t the same theory apply to the Senate starting the Internet Taxation laws???
Under Obama, it seems only the Senate & the Oval office are running the country. The House of Reps & the Supremes are being ignored while Obama rams thru anything he wants—either with a ‘law- or an Executive Order.
Thanks for the ping.
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