President Obama issued what many commentators are calling a “threat” to the Supreme Court – to not declare his unconstitutional Obamacare law unconstitutional.
The President warned it “would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step” of “judicial activism” for “an unelected group of people” (the Supreme Court) to overturn Obamacare – which, the President said, was passed by a “strong majority.”
None of this is true. And all of it is unbecoming of a President of the United States.
First; the President’s so-called “strong majority.” Mr. Obama did have a strong majority of Democrats in Congress when Obamacare came to a vote. But his unconstitutional health care power-grab was so despised by the American people that the President had a hard time getting his own Democratic majority in Congress to support it. That was when the secret deals and backroom bargains began.
The “Stupak 7,” a group of “pro-life” Democrats, were coaxed into supporting Obamacare with a promise that no federal funds would “cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion.” The President broke that promise after he got the 7 Democratic votes he needed to (barely) pass Obamacare. And then there was the “cornhusker kickback” for Democratic Senator Ben Nelson, which led Justice Scalia to quip last week: “the Cornhusker kickback, okay, we find that to violate the constitutional proscription of venality.”
Outside of Congress, Obamacare has never enjoyed a “strong majority” of support from the American people. From day one, the American people were skeptical about this unconstitutional overreach of government power. In the two-plus years since the Bill was introduced, the Tea Party Patriots led the charge against Obamacare – and now the majority of the American people are with us in saying that Obamacare is unconstitutional, and that it must be fully repealed now.
We are the “strong majority:” We the People who believe in a Constitutionally-limited government.
It is not “judicial activism” for Supreme Court Justices, who swear oaths to uphold the Constitution, to uphold the Constitution. But it is the worst kind of activism for the President of the United States, who also swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, to force an unconstitutional law on the American people – against their will – and then tell the Supreme Court to violate their oaths and support his unconstitutional law.
We, the Tea Party Patriots, believe what America’s Founding Fathers believed: that the power of government is to be limited by the Constitution, and by a series of checks and balances on government power that our Framers set forth. When We the People speak, our voices should be carried by our elected representatives, not bought off and silenced by secret, backroom deals. When the Supreme Court honors its oath to uphold the Constitution, our President should not insult them at the State of the Union Address, or threaten them from the White House bully pulpit as he did this week.
We, the Tea Party Patriots, have led the charge against Obamacare, and we are in the majority when we say “Repeal Obamacare, all of it, now.” Instead of concentrating more power in Washington with this unpopular, unconstitutional law, respect the Constitution and its framers and return power where it belongs: to the people, and to the states in which we live.
Our nation’s founding document – the Declaration of Independence – declared the self-evident truth that first among our unalienable rights are life and liberty. That is what we demand: liberty over our lives, which means liberty over our health.
The Supreme Court has a sworn duty to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” We ask each member of the Supreme Court to honor their sworn oaths, to ignore the rants of the executive branch, and to declare the unconstitutional Obamacare law unconstitutional.