Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The "Judicial Activism" Ploy

by Thomas Sowell - February 8th, 2011 -

Now that two different federal courts have declared ObamaCare unconstitutional, the administration's answer is to call the courts guilty of "judicial activism."

Barack Obama has a rhetorical solution for every problem. Remember the repeated claims of "shovel-ready" projects that needed only federal stimulus money to get started? Last year the President quietly admitted that there were not many "shovel-ready" projects, after all.

But the phrase served its political purpose at the time-- and that was obviously all that mattered. Now, in the wake of rulings by two different courts that ObamaCare is unconstitutional, rhetoric is being mobilized again, without any fussy worries about facts.

The most frightening part of this issue is that it will be months before it is resolved, and in the meantime our future freedoms hang in the balance. This issue truly is the bright line between a nation of liberty and a nation of tyranny. As corrupt as our courts have become, nothing will stop the total erosion of liberty if the legislature can demand that anyone must do business as government bureaucrats direct.


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