The individual liberties, the freedoms on which our nation was founded will be eroded beyond recognition if ObamaCare is upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States. That’s not hyperbole, that’s a fact.
If the individual mandate is upheld by the Court, all pretense of the checks on the government’s power will be gone. Government will have the power to tell every individual, every religious institution, every family and every business what it must do in order to be an American. Under the false pretense of serving “the public good,” the long arm of the government will extend even further into our lives.
The government has never been able to force Americans to buy something or pay a penalty in the history of this nation. If the individual mandate is upheld, the Constitution will not protect Americans from any mandate Congress wants to impose.
Should Congress decide that Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, the government could mandate that every individual open a retirement account and require that they fund it a certain level every year. There will be no limits to the mandates Congress can impose on Americans.
The stage is set for this case to make history. Either the nation descends further into a culture of dependency, where Americans relinquish their freedoms to an all-powerful government, or we stand for what the Founders sought to preserve: our individual liberties and freedoms.
ObamaCare is not about healthcare, insurance, compassion or social responsibility. It’s about sovereignty, repression and dominance. It’s about controlling our lives, our thoughts and our future.
We are fighting for the very future of our country and I hope that the Court will protect our freedoms and find that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and the entire law must fall as a result.
If not, the will of an over-reaching Congress and a narcissistic mega-maniacal executive will accomplish the sure decline and destruction of our republic from within.
Our “unalienable rights” will have been alienated.
***Ed Randazzo, is a nationally syndicated author. He has been a conservative activist and consultant for over 30 years and is currently the Chief News Editor of Life and Liberty Media***