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Roberts is right. It is the people's job in a Constitutional Republic is to protect themselves from their elected officials. The 16th amendment is the flash point and the ever growing Federal Government fashioned under the commerce clause is the source of our current problem. My opinion is that Chief Justice Roberts ruled properly given the current constitutional landscape. As much I wanted the court to strike down ACA, to have done so would have damaged the court and diminished the constitutional principle of separation of powers.
I believe your comments concerning Rob are out of frustration and not thought out. Rob is 1/435 of the Congressional body. I understand your expectations, I share them. I would like Rob to lead. He is gifted and very well placed for a freshman on Rules and Budget. I have no doubt that the 7th will return him to Congress, but the 7th needs him to be bold and independent from the Speaker. This has been the source of my frustration.
There is a sacred trust that we grant our elected Representatives When that trust is broken we are duty bound to replace them through the elective process and by so doing we protect the Republic and our Constitution. The enjoyment of Liberty requires vigilance and participation by the voters. The way this legislation was passed and pressed upon us should harden our will to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but this will not be easy and unless we make a stand the tyranny of the Federal Government through its ability to tax us, the citizens, will bring an end to our Republic. This ruling reinforces the power of the vote in a democratic Republic. The question we must ask ourselves is: “Are we, the citizens, willing to participate in governing and exercise our voting right?”
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