Tag: healthcare bill

Government “Solutions”

I don’t adhere to the philosophy that government is evil. Rather, I believe it is established by God to accomplish justice. As stated in the book of Romans in the New Testament, it should protect those who do good and punish those who do evil. When government stays within its God-ordained role, it is honorable and necessary. But when government steps outside those boundaries, it creates unceasing mischief. When Reagan took office, in his first inaugural address, he famously noted… Read more »

Obamacare & the Supremes

Twenty-six states, led by my own Florida, have challenged the constitutionality of Obamacare. The court challenge has now risen to the Supreme Court level, and we learned last week that the Supreme Court has decided to hear the case. Although I consider the entire law to be unconstitutional, the Court may focus on the fact that it forces people to buy health insurance. If that provision is allowed to stand, it will be the first time that the federal government… Read more »

The Present Crisis

The intent of yesterday’s post was to ensure we understand that there have always been bad times in American history, and that we’ve been at the point of despair before. Our future as a nation is still open; the decisions we make now will determine our path. Today I do want to emphasize the severity of our current problems, as a kind of counterpoint to yesterday’s hopeful thoughts. It’s important that we don’t put our heads in the sand, figuratively… Read more »

Enjoy Your Saturday

It’s not really my intention to turn each Saturday into a cartoon-fest, but if you consider that bothersome, you can always go somewhere else on the Net—there’s a whole world that awaits. But for those of you who choose to stay with me today, here’s my tribute to really well done political analysis via illustration. Let’s focus today on the many wonderful policies emanating from this administration and their consequences. Obamacare, of course, has been the highlight of the past… Read more »

The Executive Branch Revisited

It’s time once again to make the rounds of political cartoons, this time dealing with how President Obama carries out the duties of his office. For instance, remember that gargantuan budget proposal not too long ago? It was ripe for humor. Then there’s the Obama administration’s approach to enforcing the law. Two cartoonists picked up on this one: That last one could be used in our elementary schools to enlighten our children on the checks and balances built into the… Read more »

Despotism vs. the Constitution

Even though the Senate, by a strictly partisan vote, refused to pass Obamacare repeal, the initial steps in that direction have been taken. More steps will follow. This can be frustrating to those who want to see sweeping change immediately, but rarely does anything change that quickly. This is a long-term commitment, but its progress can be measured, bit by bit: I remember the arrogance with which it was proclaimed as a “big deal.” Well, now that big deal isn’t… Read more »

The Promised Land of Restored Constitutionalism

As almost anyone who pays any attention to politics probably knows by now, the lawsuit against Obamacare by twenty-six states received a favorable ruling yesterday. Federal District Court Judge Roger Vinson concluded that the law was a violation of the Constitution since it mandated that people buy health insurance. Vinson went further than the Virginia judge who ruled against the law a number of weeks ago. Instead of declaring that only one part of the law was unconstitutional, he noted… Read more »