Robert Gibbs, Press Stooge for President Barry Vladimir Hussein Soetero Obama, is out of his league responding to constitutional concerns about the Democrats' desire to take over the American health care system and force Americans to buy insurance.
White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that there is no "veracity" to the argument that the U.S. Constitution does not authorize the federal government to force individuals to buy health insurance.
Oh really? Maybe Gibbs should actually read the Constitution. Since the White House Press Secretary is a constitutional illiterate like his boss, let's make it simple. The Constitution defines the powers of the federal government. Any power not delegated to the federal government belongs to the states. Nothing in the Constitution empowers Congress to take over any industry, control medical care, or force American citizens to buy any product. That isn't complicated. Maybe inconvenient for the tyrant class, but there is little confusion for those who honestly read the document.
"I won't be confused as a constitutional scholar, but I don't believe there's a lot of--I don't believe there's a lot of case law that would demonstrate the veracity of what they're commentating on," said Gibbs.
First, Gibbs will never be confused for a scholar in any field except maybe the profession of bumbling stooge. Secondly, the "case law" canard is a Leftist/Statist standard. No matter how clearly the Constitution reads, they will claim that no one knows what the Constitution means until a federal court has made a decision. The use of federal courts to define the Constitution is a huge reason for the assault on individual liberty and the growth of government that has been the hallmark of so-called Progressives. The fact that activist judges are willing to place ideology ahead of the Constitution does not erase the document itself. It says what it says and doesn't say what it doesn't say. Whether some sleazy constitutional scholar endorses the fact or not, there is no constitutional authority to use force to control Americans in their health care decisions.
In 1994, when the Clinton administration attempted to push a health care reform plan through a Democratic Congress that also mandated every American buy health insurance, the Congressional Budget Office determined that the government had never ordered Americans to buy anything.
“The government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States,” the CBO analysis said. “An individual mandate would have two features that, in combination, would make it unique. First, it would impose a duty on individuals as members of society. Second, it would require people to purchase a specific service that would be heavily regulated by the federal government.”
The health care debate is about far more than how medical care will be delivered. Individual liberty is in grave danger. The provisions of this hostile takeover of freedom essentially subjugate and enslave the America public. Sadly, many Americans no longer treasure liberty. They will fall for any offer of security or public largesse even if they lose control over their own lives. To those people, I offer the words of Samuel Adams:
"If ye love wealth better than liberty,the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom,go home from us in peace.We ask not your counsels or your arms.Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.May your chains set lightly upon you,and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."