By most accounts The Supremes are poised to strike down ObamaCare (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). This begs three questions:
- Did the House of Representatives and the Senate not know ObamaCare was unconstitutional when they voted on it?
- Does Congress not understand the content and context of our Constitution?
- With a proclivity for joining existing congressional committees and for creating new ones you’d think they would have added a constitutional committee to vet all pending legislation prior to it being voted on wouldn’t you?
Their inability to legislate within the boundaries of the Constitution is very disturbing.
As long as we have members of the House and Senate swearing to uphold the Constitution and then enacting legislation which is clearly contrary to what they took an oath to protect our natural rights — protected by the Constitution – will continue to suffer repeated attacks from those who would control what we buy and the number of time we exhaust CO2 and methane.
Look around you. Our rights are under assault every day. If you stand in line to board a plane in the U.S. you can be scanned, patted down or even stripped searched at the will of a TSA agent. That is a violation of your 4th Amendment right:
Amendment 4 – Search and Seizure. Ratified 12/15/1791.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Unlike Shakespeare or the King James Bible this is very easy to understand. But we continue to trade our 4th Amendment Right for the illusion of safety. Shame on us all for accepting the dilution of this right.
I suppose this could be called the dumbing down of Americans to accept the unacceptable but it would be more accurate to call it the numbing of America. A three-year-old child gets patted down or stripped searched at an airport terminal and grows up thinking that is the norm because it has been that child’s reality for its entire life.
By conditioning the population to think they can be searched at anytime or anyplace and when they are told what they cannot buy or what they must buy results in the erosion and eventual disappearance of that population’s rights.
The way I see it is each generation of U.S. citizens has one mission or overriding obligation to the next generation of citizens and that is to pass an intact and fully functional U.S. Constitution to those who follow theirs. Sadly this generation has been unable or unwilling to fulfill its mission.