Barack Obama will ignore the court ruling on Obamacare and will implement the law despite its unconstitutionality
Unless you only get your news from the mainstream media you know that Obamacare was ruled unconstitutional in its entirety by a federal judge in Florida in a case that was brought against the federal government by a majority of the fifty states. While the internet has been abuzz by this ruling the mainstream media has all but ignored the fact that Barack Obama’s signature legislation was ruled unconstitutional.
And speaking of ignoring the Florida court ruling–the media isn’t the only one who has decided to pretend that this ruling doesn’t exist because the federal government still plans on implementing the unconstitutional law.
When Judge Roger Vinson handed down his ruling I was thrilled, yet at the same time I was dismayed by the fact that he did not issue an injunction to stop the Obama regime from implementing the unconstitutional law. But it turned out that Judge Vinson did not feel–rightfully so–that an injunction was necessary because his ruling was an injunction in and of itself:
The ruling said an injunction would be an extraordinary measure. “It is even more so when the party to be enjoined is the federal government, for there is a long-standing presumption ‘that officials of the Executive Branch will adhere to the law as declared by the court. As a result, the declaratory judgment is the functional equivalent of an injunction
And this is where Judge Vinson made a critical mistake because Barack Obama has no intention of “adhering to the law as declared by the court.” Barack Obama feels as if he is above the court system and Robert Gibbs has proclaimed that the law will still be implemented by Barack Obama in spite of the recent Florida court ruling.
His defense of this indefensible position is the fact that while two courts have ruled the law unconstitutional, two courts have ruled in Barack Obama’s favor. In other words, the Obama regime feels as if the score is tied and therefore he is justified in continuing his unconstitutional policy. But what Barack Obama and his ilk conveniently choose to ignore is the fact that the court system is much different from a baseball game or any other sporting event–there is no scoreboard in the court system and he cannot simply state that the score is tied because the only court ruling that matters is the last one. And the last court ruling stated that the entire law is unconstitutional.
This ruling WAS an injunction against the healthcare reform law and yet Barack Obama still pushes forward with the law because he feels as if he is above the law and he can do whatever the hell he wants to. We have seen this before in the Obama regime–this is nothing new–Barack Obama ignored the court ruling which lifted the moratorium on oil drilling and the FCC ignored the court ruling which stated the organization did not have the authority to regulate the internet, so it should come as no surprise that Barack Obama feels as if he can ignore this ruling as well.
We now have a president who is openly defying the law “as declared by the court” on this and at least two other issues; in fact, the Obama regime is already being held in contempt of court for its handling of the oil drilling moratorium for spitting in the face of the court ruling which lifted the ban.
Yet the Obama regime still continues to flaunt the law and nobody seems willing to call him out on it. If Barack Obama is allowed to get away with the flagrant violation of the law there is no telling what other powers he may usurp in the future under the guise of doing what is best for the American people. Healthcare reform may be a good, proper, and necessary goal but that does not mean that Barack Obama can ignore the constitution in order to achieve his goal; he must achieve his goal using constitutional processes and we now now that unless and until the Supreme Court overrules this decision, Obamacare is unconstitutional. As such Barack Obama is compelled to stop the program and yet he remains defiant in the face of this ruling.
Any man who feels that he is above the law is a dangerous man, and when that man is the president of the United States this attitude is magnified tenfold. Barack Obama is consolidating power in the federal government at an unpreceedented level and he must be stopped. The Congress has remained stunningly quiet on this issue as Barack Obama continues to snub his nose at the court system, and the court seems unwilling to step up and order Barack Obama to cease and desist, so one has to wonder what other options the American people have in order to stop Barack Obama from implementing the rest of his radical, unconstitutional agenda.
We are on the cusp of losing our very form of government; we are on the cusp of losing our freedoms, and with the exception of the right wing blogosphere, nobody seems to give a damn. Where are our leaders when we need them?