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New Shotgun Shells Found To Pump Into Zombie ObamaCare?

Posted on | October 7, 2012 | 6 Comments

by Smitty

At Breitbart, we have some splendid news:

An appeals court in Richmond, Va., ruled that the Anti-Injunction Act, or AIA, barred the court from addressing the merits in Liberty Univ., Inc. v. Geithner, which challenged the individual mandate (Section 1501) and the employer insurance mandate (Section 1513) of Obamacare.
In addition to the constitutional arguments that Congress lacked authority to pass the law, the suit also raised the Free Exercise of religion claim because of the forced taxpayer funding of abortion.
You may recall that the first day of oral argument was dedicated to the AIA, the issue that Liberty University’s case placed before the High Court. In June, the Supreme Court ruled that the AIA does not apply to Obamacare. Therefore, Liberty Counsel asked the Court to grant the petition (because Liberty University prevailed on the AIA claim), vacate the Court of Appeals ruling and remand (send back) the case to the Court of Appeals to consider the Free Exercise claim and the employer mandate, neither of which were decided by the High Court.
Long story short: If the Supreme Court ultimately hears the case on appeal – which is highly possible as the claims are unique – and rules that the employer mandate and Free Exercise claims are legit, Obamacare dies on the vine. It’s effectively overturned. It’s like a shiny new Chevy Volt without the exploding battery. It goes nowhere fast and is towed to the junkyard of really, really stupid ideas.
This means, among other things, that people who value human life won’t be made complicit in abortion homicide on the taxpayer dime.

Ultimately, Americans are going to have to continue to vote for candidates who prize liberty more highly than government provided goodies.

Past all of the poise and sharp delivery, Mitt struck a centrist tone during the debate last Wednesday. NTTAWWT. However, our task is to drag the center away from Washington, DC. To paraphrase #OccupyResoluteDesk, we need to “spread the power around”. That isn’t going to happen, however, unless the people demand it. Continuously.

Repeal ObamaCare

Redistribute Liberty, Not Wealth

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Comments

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    I like that: “Redistribute Liberty”

  • JeffS

    I prefer not to depend on the Supreme Court — better to repeal through Congress. But I’ll take what we can get in order to get this humongous leech off the nation.

  • JeffS

    Sorta kinda on topic: “Why he’s falling apart“.

    Good stuff/

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    (O/T: SpaceX Launch was successful. Hope the grapple goes well!)

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  • optimistic sam

    Don’t bother to repeal it. Romney can issue a blanket universal waiver by executive order 5 minutes after he’s inaugurated. If he’s not inaugurated, we’re all screwed anyway–and I for one welcome our new insect overlords!