Abraham Lincoln, in his Gettysburg Address, said that the Civil War was a test of whether our nation, conceived and born in liberty, could long survive.
Our nation is being put to that same test once again--the test of whether a nation conceived and born in liberty can long survive.
In direct contrast to Lincoln, President Barack Obama, just before his inauguration, said he was just a few hours away from "fundamentally transforming" the United States of America.
The transformation President Obama had in mind was the loss of our liberty as accomplished by his health care law.
The four dissenting Justices said that Obamacare was in total a violation of our Constitutional liberties. I agree with the dissent.
Keep in mind that our Constitution was formed for the purpose of protecting our God-given rights of life, liberty and property. Where does this Constitution give the federal government the right to tell us what kind of health insurance we must buy?
Where does our Constitution give government the right to tell us we have to buy health insurance at all?
Where does our Constitution give government the right to decide who can be treated and who cannot? And what providers can charge? And to whom? And under what conditions? And what health care businesses must provide or, be fined?
And where does our Constitution give the President and the Congress the right to exempt themselves from all the mandates they impose on the rest of us while their own freedom is protected? And so their own health care is paid for by the taxpayers? And where all the other citizens, the commoners, must do what they are told or else?
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that Obamacare will add $1.78 trillion to the deficit over ten years. Not to worry, we will be in financial collapse long before the ten years are up, given the direction we are now on.
The High Court ruling protects the discriminatory marriage tax, meaning that many married couples will pay up to and over $10,000 per year additional for mandated health insurance for the sake of being married, as opposed to living together unmarried.
Obamacare contains a huge new tax on the middle class. So don't expect the slow economy, or the housing market, to get better any time soon.
For my part, I am committed to repealing Obamacare, or defunding it, whichever comes first. If we don't roll Obamacare back, we have failed the test of liberty--the test of liberty that Lincoln spoke of some 150 years ago--the liberty so many brave Americans fought, and died, to protect.I remind you that Congressman Tim Walz is committed to Obamacare. He is reelected at our peril. I also must point out that Mike Parry today released a statement on the Court decision, but in that statement he never directly clarifies his own position. In this critical time in our nation's history, politicians who avoid stating their own positions are part of the problem, not the solution.
Lincoln closed his Gettysburg Address by saying we fought the Civil War so our nation could have "a new birth of freedom." We need a new birth of freedom in our day.
Today we dedicate ourselves to that task.