A statement prepared for the Oklahoma Rally for Healthcare Independence on July 7, 2012
Last week, the Supreme Court sent shockwaves across the country when it upheld the insurance mandate in the federal health care act. Many Americans counted on the Court to strike down ObamaCare. They were certain the justices would ride in on white horses and save them from a federal government claiming the authority to regulate some of the most personal decisions they will ever make – how to handle their own health. Lo and behold, the black-robed demigods admitted the feds can’t regulate activity that hasn’t happened yet. But with masterfully executed verbal gymnastics, Justice Roberts found a safe haven for this federal power. Tax it! In essence, the Supreme Court said “If you do not participate we will tax you for doing nothing. We will tax you for refusing to obey us. We will tax you into action!”
Many hopeful Americans reacted with shock and surprise. That quickly turned to dismay.
At the Tenth Amendment Center, we were neither shocked, nor are we dismayed.
For six years, we’ve been telling anybody who would listen that Washington D.C. will never solve the problems of America. Washington D.C. IS the problem! And we simply can’t rely on the federal government to limit its own power. Counting on the Supreme Court to rein in an overreaching Congress set on imposing a one-size-fits-all health care system on 300 million Americans was as naïve as expecting an Oklahoma Sooner player to fairly referee a game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
Now some folks are hoping Mitt Romney will come in and save the day. He’s going to “repeal and replace.” He hasn’t explained exactly what replace means, but we can tell you exactly what it means: the federal government continues to butt into our lives!
Ladies and gentlemen, you won’t find solutions in Washington D.C. They are right here in Oklahoma City!Details