Supreme Court’s refusal to toss out Obamacare is a harbinger of looming loss of liberties
The Supreme Court’s decision upholding Obamacare definitely shocked America, especially given Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion that the individual insurance mandate was a constitutional tax. Now, Congress can use the newly-expanded commerce clause to require Americans to do just about anything–even, as the contraceptive mandate has revealed–to do things that violate their consciences.
Roberts’, of course, wasn’t endorsing Obamacare, and future administrations and Congresses certainly have the right to overturn it. Which means that to protect the future of liberty in America this election is all the more essential. If President Obama wins, there will be nothing standing between us and a government with virtually unlimited, unshackled, and undefined power.
This 8 minute video interview with Reason magazine’s Peter Suderman offers a helpful overview of what we now face.