The Declaration of Independence states, “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness -- That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed”. Government is created solely to protect and defend our individual liberties. Every regulation removes one of our individual liberties.
The recent decision to uphold the health care reform bill confirms that the Supreme Court cannot be relied on the defend our Constitution, that there is no limit on what our government can force us to purchase, as long as they call it a tax, and individual liberties are under assault like no other time in our history.
Just because the Constitution doesn’t say our government can’t do it doesn’t mean they can do it. Nowhere in entire 20 pages of our Constitution does it give our government permission to require its citizens to purchase a product or a service. The Supreme Court majority chose to ignore the obvious and rule based on ideology not the Constitution. Today’s decision does not mean the law is Constitutional it simply means that five Justices believed it was not unconstitutional.
Thomas Jefferson said, “A government big enough to give you everything you need is a government big enough to take away everything you have.” That day is here. While many Liberals will applaud the decision, freedom is dying a death by a thousand cuts. Whether it is evil men with evil intentions or good men with good intentions the results are the same. We are living in a nation unknown to our founding fathers, our grandparents, or our parents. This day will go down in history not as a triumph for mankind but The Day Freedom Died.