Independent Women: Supreme Court Ruling Gives Congress Unlimited Powers over the Republic
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Constitutionality of ObamaCare sets a disturbing and dangerous precedent. Their ruling in effect confirms that there are no limitations whatsoever on the powers of Congress.
To use the now-famous example from the oral arguments in this case, if Congress wished to mandate that everyone buy and eat broccoli, the Court has essentially ruled today that they have such a power.
Just as dangerously, ObamaCare takes control of people’s health care decisions out of the hands of doctors and patients and puts them instead into the hands of unaccountable government bureaucrats. By making doctors answerable ultimately to the government and not to their patients, this threatens to corrupt the very foundation of medical ethics.
It is clear that, irrespective of the intentions of those who passed this law, the Act will impair access, increase costs, reduce choice, cripple innovation, and diminish quality of care.
In the wake of this disappointing decision from the Supreme Court, Independent Women’s Voice will continue our efforts to see to it that this deeply unpopular and perilous government take-over of private health care decisions is fully and completely repealed.
It is important to note that the Court’s ruling today isn’t the end of the challenges to this law. In fact, it’s just one of the many Constitutional challenges to ObamaCare, including cases regarding privacy, the conscience exemption, and freedom of contract. And, there’s also the issue of the IRS now taxing employers without Congressional authorization and absent any statutory authority to do so.
The Court’s decision today also reaffirms the importance of The ObamaCare Repeal Pledge.
With ObamaCare having been upheld by the court, it is now even more necessary and important for any and all candidates seeking elected office and all incumbents currently holding office to sign the Pledge and demonstrate to the American people that they are serious about repeal of ObamaCare and willing to be held accountable for taking the necessary steps to ensure full repeal.
Independent Women’s Voice looks forward to continuing to lead the charge for repeal through the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge, as well as being a part of crafting new, patient-centered health care reform that empowers individuals once the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is fully and completely repealed.
Heather R. Higgins
President & CEO
Independent Women's Voice