And people thought “Big Brother” was all fiction and conspiracy talk!
“…all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”
How you say–Social Security? Medicare, Medicaid…
…the CLEE agencies of the federal government: Departments of Commerce, Labor, Energy and Education…
Can anyone add to this list?
Happy Independence Day!
Stay free, America. Vote out the oppressors.
While you still can…
Obama’s Thugs Threatened to Beat 80-Year Old Woman in Wisconsin ???
She supports defeating the recall attempt against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker…
Student’s ‘Jesus’ shirt sparks feud with school
“I believe there are things that are bigger than me. And I think that I need to stand up for the rights of people in this country, and religious rights and freedom of speech.”
–William Swinimer, 12th-grader at Forest Heights Community School in Nova Scotia, Canada
Massachusetts Town Bans Sale Of Bottled Water
…Stores could be fined up to $50 for violating the ban.
New Zealand Mulls Charging $100 for Pack of Cigarettes…
“The price alone could kill you.”
Proposed Law Would Force Churches to Host Gay Weddings
“They would not be able to discriminate against gay and lesbian or transgender individuals. That type of protection parallels to what you find in race discrimination. If a church provides lodging or rents a facility they could not discriminate based on race. It’s along that kind of thinking.”
–Meryl Dye, a spokesperson for the Human Relations Commission
What if the government rejects the Constitution?
It’s Not About Access to Health Care, It’s About Freedom
You would think a professor of law would get that:
If five of our present justices broadly prohibit the federal government from providing accessible health care, Congress should consider using its constitutional power again to add two more justices — and impose a reasonable limit on the length of time that a mere mortal should hold so much political power.
— Paul D. Carrington is a law professor at Duke.
If Congress/Health and Human Services Department is permitted to force you to buy health insurance, they can make you buy broccoli too. Sure, it won’t start out as broccoli; it would be something else deemed essential by the Administrative State, say a cell phone so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency or receive notifications. And then the government could track you too. This is not paranoia, this is already happening. But if the federal usurpation called ObamaCare is allowed to stand you can believe that the list of things government will force you to purchase will grow.
As to Professor Carrington’s points about limiting judicial terms and other possible reforms, he may be right about these.
Obama administration diverts $500M to IRS to implement healthcare reform law
The law contains dozens of targeted appropriations to implement specific provisions. It also gave the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a $1 billion implementation fund, to use as it sees fit. Republicans have called it a “slush fund.”
…HHS has transferred almost $200 million to the IRS over the past two years and plans to transfer more than $300 million this year, according to figures provided by a congressional aide.
The Government Accountability Office has said the transfers are perfectly legal and consistent with how agencies have used general implementation funds in the past. The $1 billion fund was set aside for “federal” implementation activities, the GAO said, and can therefore be used by any agency — not just HHS, where the money is housed.
Still, significant transfers to the IRS and other agencies leave less money for HHS, and the department needs to draw on the $1 billion fund for some of its biggest tasks.
The healthcare law directs HHS to set up a federal insurance exchange — a new marketplace for individuals and small businesses to buy coverage — in any state that doesn’t establish its own. But it didn’t provide any money for the federal exchange, forcing HHS to cobble together funding by using some of the $1 billion fund and steering money away from other accounts.