As Americans of all stripes shake off their shock over Obamacare being upheld, a chilling realization will soon set in. The good news in the short term, is that the only answer for people who want to escape the federal government takeover of health care is to elect politicians of either party who solemnly commit to the rule of law and swear allegiance to the Constitution. The bad news is that the 1% just completed their utter takeover of the nation and Lord help us now.
At first blush, Obamacare, the insultingly euphemistically named “Affordable Care Act”, is a battle between the limited government loving political right and the socialistic political left. The former see this as an abominable government intrusion into the lives of all Americans, and the latter, the political left, more concerned with their version of just outcomes than letting obscure words written over 200 years ago get in the way of helping people. In reality, while both sides were focused on competing principles and politics, the most high-powered lobbyists in the world were pulling all the strings.
There is an axiom in political psychology, or policology, that conservatives see things in black and white, right and wrong, but that people on the left see shades of gray. For a lefty to take a stand risks judging people for their stand. Of course the lefties we see from day to day are the agitators with the sinister agenda of remaking America into a socialist utopia. They are more concerned with change for change sake, and dismantling of the Constitution that stands in the way of real “change”, than they are with the actual policy outcomes. This was a resounding victory for them. The 10th Amendment, reserving power to the states-over health insurance regulation, in this instance-was decimated.
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