By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings
This past week we were treated to a revelation of sorts as a video surfaced with Jonathan Gruber mentioning how easy it was to hide critical issues from the public in order to pass a monstrous piece of legislation; we’re just too stupid to figure it out. Gruber was the architect who put together the Affordable Care act, more popularly called, Obamacare.
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” says the MIT economist who helped write Obamacare. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of (Obamacare) back in 2012, a ruling which expanded the Federal government’s role and powers. The accumulated wisdom and knowledge of our judicial system, nine black robed demi-gods, came to the conclusion:
“The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax,” Chief Justice Roberts wrote in the majority opinion. “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness.”
Gruber is correct, at least to a certain extent, nothing else explains how the American public elected Obama, not just once but a second time. Nothing else explains how the same liars and thieves continue to be elected to Congress and the Senate.
Long after Obamacare passed and was imposed on us by the President and Democrats who rallied their wagons around Obama’s most important piece of legislation, not one Republican voted for it; we found that all these loyal Democrats knew all along that Obamacare was a lie, that it wouldn’t do much of what was promised.
“In what should be considered a shameful admission, Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand admitted on ABC’s This Week that all democrats knew that Obama was lying when he fraudulently repeated over 30 times that, “If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it, period.” When asked by host guest host, Martha Raddatz, if Gillibrand felt misled by Obama’s promise to Americans of being able to keep their current health insurance plan, Gillibrand responded, “He should have just been more specific. No, we all knew.”’
Over two thousand pages of deceptions and hidden agenda items… and the highest court in the land focused their attention on an obscure loophole which permits the imposition of a tax…amazing, what more can you say than amazing! The American people were lied to and all the Supreme Court justices can say, “Hey, it’s a tax, that’s what governments do; get over it”, or something to that effect.
There was an address given by Gene Nichol to members of the military, Conference on Strategic Deception in Modern Democracies, in which an interesting fact regarding our Executive Branch of government was brought out; the President can lie and get away with it. While the topic that day had to do with military decisions it applies equally to all other aspects of the presidency; keep that in mind.
“First of all, there is no constitutional principle that says that the President of the United States or the Executive Branch must tell the truth. I teach constitutional law. If there such a principle existed, then surely the Nixon and Clinton administrations would have filled my case book! Yet they do not. Nor was there any constitutional cause of action when President Eisenhower was caught dissembling about the U2 flights. Constitutional law does little to restrict strategic deception, whether we are talking of deception perpetrated in order to protect the country or deception carried out in order to support a war effort.”
I have no issue with the Commander in Chief of our armed forces protecting America’s interests by deceiving our enemies, leading them down the proverbial ‘garden path’ in order to safeguard national interests. That said, it would appear that the President’s administration, the Democratically controlled Senate and the Supreme Court now consider the American public as the enemy; why else would they be united in their deception of the public?
The Supreme Court is supposed to be part of the checks and balance, a means of stopping questionable legislation from escaping the tyrannical grasps of either the legislative or executive branches of government. They’re supposed to safeguard the public from legislation which runs contrary to individual liberties; yea, that’s really working out well.
It has become painfully clear that the ‘Men in Black’, as they are often referred to, have lost sight of their purpose. They’re too busy checking the jot’s and tittles while missing the elephant in the living room.
If Congress passed a law saying, “We be taking you money to pay for prostitutes getting free health care”, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Supreme Court came back and said, “We are in favor of it in spite of the law being grammatically challenged”.
Jonathan Gruber may be lacking in integrity or character; but he did get it right, American’s are just too stupid to recognize they are being lied to by those who are supposed to be representing their interest; that includes the Supreme Court.
This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.