First came the horrid Supreme Court decision on the Arizona law at the beginning of this week and now heaven help us with the latest horrendous Supreme Court decision on Obamacare. Most of Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law was struck down and Obamacare in its totality was upheld by the Supreme Court. Both decisions are catastrophic for the cause of liberty.
The ruling on the Arizona law SB1070 was a devastating blow to states’ rights. Plus, the one part of the law which was upheld the Obama administration made it abundantly clear that they are unwilling to follow the rule of law and work with Arizona. Basically the Obama administration and the Supreme Court let Arizona know that the state is on its own. They are saying to Arizona: “You are not allowed to deal with the issue of illegal immigration even though there is a law on the books against coming to the USA the improper way and we are unwilling to enforce those laws since the more immigrants who cross the border the better it is for the Democrat Party. To heck with the laws of the land. We only will enforce the one’s we agree with.”
I haven’t read Justice Antonin Scalia’s entire dissenting opinion on the Arizona decision but the paragraphs that I have read are spot on.
The president said at a news conference that the new program is ‘the right thing to do’ in light of Congress’s failure to pass the administration’s proposed revision of the Immigration Act,” Scalia, a Reagan appointee, wrote in his dissent. “Perhaps it is, though Arizona may not think so. But to say, as the Court does, that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing applications of the Immigration Act that the President declines to enforce boggles the mind.
Arizona bears the brunt of the country’s illegal immigration problem. Its citizens feel themselves under siege by large numbers of illegal immigrants who invade their property, strain their social services, and even place their lives in jeopardy. Federal officials have been unable to remedy the problem,and indeed have recently shown that they are unwilling to do so. Thousands of Arizona’s estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants—including not just children but men and women under 30—are now assured immunity from enforcement, and will be able to compete openly with Arizona citizens for employment.
“Must Arizona’s ability to protect its borders yield to the reality that Congress has provided inadequate funding for federal enforcement—or, even worse, to the executive’s unwise targeting of that funding?” Scalia asked. Later, he added: “What I do fear—and what Arizona and the States that support it fear—is that ‘federal policies’ of nonenforcement will leave the States helpless before those evil effects of illegal immigration.”
The federal government “does not want to enforce the immigration laws as written, and leaves the States’ borders unprotected against immigrants whom those laws would exclude.”
When I heard the news that the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare let’s just say I was in shock and couldn’t believe it at first. Especially since they didn’t strike down the insurance mandate. Then when I was told that the justices who voted to uphold Obamacare inserted their own arguments in order so the law would be considered constitutional I became furious. They rejected Obama’s lawyer’s arguments and inserted their own so that the law would be considered constitutional. Obama argued that the penalty wasn’t a tax. But the Supreme Court justices who upheld Obamacare made the case for the Obama govt. that the fine is a really a tax. Geesh. That doesn’t make sense. Is definitely absurd.
Is this another nail in liberty’s coffin? With Justices Alito, Scalia, and Thomas’s dissent in voting to strike down Obamacare they stood for liberty and followed the Constitution as our Founding Father’s instituted it in our nation. The justices who upheld Obamacare did not follow the Constitution as it was envisioned by our Founding Fathers. They are okay with interpreting the Constitution in their own way and remaking America into a different America which is less free with federal expansion and overreach into our lives. Unfortunately the transformation of America into some socialists wet dream is taking place. Sadly, that “shining city upon a hill whose beacon of light which guides freedom-loving people everywhere” as Ronald Reagan described the United States in his farewell address to the nation is dimming…. fading…. and quickly. We have very little time to stop this nation from going further down the dark abyss of tyranny. Both decisions, but especially the Obamacare decision, makes it an apparent necessity for citizens to vote out the big government freedom-hating Obama. Libertarians, conservatives, independents, republicans, and democrats who love liberty must vote for Mitt Romney to stem the bleeding and start the recovery process to regain lost liberties.