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Russell Turner writes "The Conservative View"
By Russell Turner
Posted: July 7, 2012
STILWELL, Okla. -- Many years ago I remember how popular the Rocky movies were that starred Sylvester Stallone. In one of the sequel movies the Rocky character had achieved success and had become over confident. In the story of the movie he was soundly defeated in a boxing match. After the defeat, he had to relearn the principals that made him a champion in the first place. In the movie that trait was called the EYE OF THE TIGER. It is easy for any of us to sit back and get fat and lazy, but when life doesn’t go well we can become like a hungry tiger that needs to take action to survive.
We true, freedom loving Americans must take action if we are to preserve the integrity of our nation. The decision of the Supreme Court should anger and be a catalyst for all Americans to get involved in the upcoming election. During the debate on the Obamacare bill we were all told that there would be no tax to force us to purchase health care, and they were using a penalty provision under the commerce clause to mandate that we all buy health insurance. According to the Supreme Court, using the penalty under the commerce clause was UNCONSTITUTIONAL, so in their infinite wisdom they did some legislating from the bench and called the penalty a tax and gave the proponents a political victory.
In my understanding of our political system we have a legislative, executive and a judicial division. In my opinion the Supreme Court (a judicial division) strayed into the legislative part of our government. The bill was unconstitutional as it was written and voted upon. The challenge to the bill, among other things, was the mandate to require all Americans to purchase insurance under the commerce clause. That part was proven to be unconstitutional and that should have been the end of it, the proponents of Obamacare should have been required to re-summit the bill with the necessary language that said in effect the penalty was in fact a tax. Thanks to a Supreme Court we had nine people setting a precedent that has the possibility to fundamentally change the United States.
Our congressmen and women got an easy pass on this monstrosity; they did not have to go on record of supporting another tax and creating another entitlement program. We Americans were cheated out of the representation from our US Representatives and Senators. I ask every American to remember the lies by our president and his cronies when they told us on national television that there was no tax in the health care bill. Many of us knew that they were peeing on our boots and trying to tell us it was rain. Like the movie character Rocky, maybe this issue will be just the thing to help us Americans find the Eye of the Tiger.
Russell Turner lives in Adair County, Oklahoma and writes “The Conservative View”
Copyright 2012 Russell Turner