William Grigg posts on Lew Rockwell’s blog:
Any constitution merely prolongs the pretense that political government can be limited by laws that it [the government itself] will interpret. Eventually, every constitutional government will embrace Lenin’s ruling formula: “Power without limit, resting directly on force.”
How exquisitely appropriate that in the case of the socialist monstrosity called Obamacare this was done by a Bush-appointed Republican conservative.
As the ever-perspicuous Butler Shaffer points out, the federal government has “never deviated” from the Constitution: The document was written in a way that encouraged government expansion and provided the means to accomplish it while sustaining the necessary illusion that its powers were effectively limited. . . .
Any governmental charter permitting government seizure of property through “eminent domain” and the suspension of habeas corpus . . . for any reason is latently totalitarian at best. So we really have no rational reason to be surprised that a conservative statist would ratify the proposition that the Regime can steal our lives incrementally through taxation . . . in order to force us to submit to a corporatist health care scheme. . . .