“The right to be free from federal regulation is not absolute, and yields to the imperative that Congress be free to forge national solutions..."

Cross-posted at the Left Coast Rebel

The above quote, which in its entirety is, "The right to be free from federal regulation is not absolute, and yields to the imperative that Congress be free to forge national solutions to national problems, no matter how local—or seemingly passive—their individual origins," was written by Judge Laurence Silberman, a Reagan appointee, regarding today's D.C. federal court ruling upholding the Constitutionality of ObamaCare.

Question: If the right to be free from federal regulation is not absolute, and yields to the imperative that Congress be free to forge national solutions to national problems, no matter how local—or seemingly passive—their individual origins, as the judge so eloquently puts it, is in fact the new dynamic of our once-free nation, then what protects us from tyranny?

What if Congress deems that unabridged free speech (aka "hate speech" in progressive land) is a national problem requiring a "national solution?" How about the current madness surrounding obesity? Gun ownership? Private property rights? The list goes on.

Why did the Founding Fathers even give congress enumerated powers? Do you know what enumerated means?

Why even bother?

Why not just be ruled by our "betters" in Washington D.C. at every point in our lives at the barrel of a gun?

Remember this?


It all makes sense now. Welcome to tyranny. It's been a long way coming.

14 comments:

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    "Why did the Founding Fathers even give congress enumerated powers? Do you know what enumerated means?"

    Oh sniffle sniffle ...

    Constitution Of USA,

    Amendment IX

    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

    "Why not just be ruled by our "betters" in Washington D.C. at every point in our lives at the barrel of a gun?" Oh piffle.

    Freedom ain't free. So pay your taxes. It is called being a part of our society. We all benefit from open society. It has allowed USA to achieve liberty for its people.

    Ema Nymton
    ~@:o?
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  2. Open Society...I wonder who defines that psuedo-intellectual code word for slavery?

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  3. To be frank, the people like the judge in this article, who promote tyranny and slavery are simply attempting to goat us into an uprising. That will justify their use of force to supress individualist leaders. So let us simply mock them and their desparate quests for power and cocktail party admiration.

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  4. So which way is it Emina? We have liberty by regulation?!
    Freedom aint free?! Almost half of the US (not including illegal aliens) pay no tax!
    You seem to have the same problem dear leader has. The constitution is not a document for what the Govt can do but one that limits what it can do!

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  5. Emma: Epistemic closure personified. Ain't it grand when we see the true nature of progressive ideology through a lib troll?

    Doo Doo -- "Open Society" being used as newspeak for totalitarian ideas is a totally new one to me. I wonder if the Occupy poop-and-blood-flingers came up with that one?

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  6. open society; see George Soros...

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  7. You're right, John, didn't think of that. I wonder if she is a paid troll for one of the myriad Soros groups? I've heard he doesn't pay much, though ;)

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  8. I'd love to see an appeal to the Supreme Court on that one ruling. They would laugh their asses off. The judge that wrote that vile lie deserves worse than disbarment. He should be deported to the kind of stinkhole country his ruling would create if applied universally. National problem? Holy shit.

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  9. I'm totally disgusted! good night patriots... you too Emina.

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  10. I see a national problem of federal judges with lifetime appointments.

    And since there's no horse so dead that you can't beat it a little more, this is EXACTLY why we have to nominate the Republican most likely to defeat Obama. I don't care who it is.

    Sure, Republican presidents have goofed and appointed some liberal judges, but with Obama it is a guarantee.

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  11. Notmyn ame said:

    "So pay your taxes."

    They're not my taxes. I didn't ask for them. They have been forced upon me, by people who say ignorant things like, "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it", and, “American people really don’t care” about all those “little tiny, yes, porky amendments” that the “chattering classes” have exposed.

    Long Live the Socialist, dammit, I mean to say, ahem, Democrat Party! We care about you!

    If our government really needs so much money, they can simply present their plan to me, let me evaluate it, and I'll gladly give of my income to what is important.

    "My taxes" would probably equate to 1000 dollars a year. If the government can't make it work, they simply need to try harder.

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  12. "Regulation" shouldn't be confused with "compulsion."

    If the the individual mandate is upheld by the Supreme Court, the constitution is worthless. If the the individual mandate is constitutional, everything is constitutional.

    We have no rights if congress has no restrictions.

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