Friday, June 29, 2012

The Genius of Justice Roberts

The blog reaction on the rulings on Obamacare illustrates why I am MOSTLY 'Libertarian' in my politics.
Many radio talkers, like Neal Boortz, are ranting non-stop about onerous taxation.
Those who see the big picture, though, realize this - PERHAPS- was a colossal win for fiscal conservatives and federalists.
By stating that a penalty to both states and individuals under the Commerce Clause was unconstitutional, there is now precedent AGAINST the Fed withholding of state funding for ALL activities under agency programs should states refuse a new addition to the program.  Not to mention unfunded mandates threatening previously accepted funding.

The Commerce Clause has been used and abused to force compliance for years.  This may be the beginning of the end for the big nasty hammer.

On the other hand, a tax may be repealed much more quickly than it's enacted.

1 comment:

North of 50 said...

I sure hope you are correct with that interpretation. We need lawmakers with real gonads to fight for us.