The wheels of oppression, once started, cannot be stopped. There is no end. Every single governmental form will naturally devolve into tyranny. As we saw with the Whiskey Rebellion, George Washington had only just begun a career as a politician and his instincts toward oppression revealed itself. It was one misstep in a glorious career as our first president, but it signalled everything we now face.
We all know we are at a turning point in our history, a moment when everything is in limbo, waiting for that next feather to fall on one side of the scale or the other. It could be anything, even the slightest weight could make the difference. It is a moment full of hope and fear, of optimism and dread. Our fates are tied to it and we know it.
The Obama Administration has pushed and will continue to push until something happens. I believe it is in the interest of the government extremists to wait for some sort of social upheaval to blaze the path for them. They don't care if it is another 9/11 or another Oklahoma City, it is all the same to them, it is the entree into statism. The conditions of liberty have led to that moment, they will claim, so more restrictions are necessary.
It's not so much to ask. We have indicated, by our behavior, that it will succeed as it has before.
What will it be, ye patriots? Will you be the one to add that one feather-weight to the scale and bring hardship and suffering down on the blinded, self-absorbed people of your nation? Should you care? Have they not sold you out before this? Have they not taken the power out of your hands by their complacency and laziness? Have they not turned to sporting events rather than Town Hall to protest? Do they deserve anything but the suffering they have caused you?
It is in this moment that decisions are being made to bring the hammer down on all liberties. Of late the Obama Administration has changed its arguments for Obamacare before the Supreme Court from the Commerce Clause to the Necessary and Proper clause. Why? Because they felt they were going to lose, they were probably given a little "heads up" on it and also, very simply, because "necessary" is more vague than "commerce". "Proper" is more vague than "Commerce". Vagueness in the Constitution is the key to undermining and reversing every principle of the document and your rights along with it.
It doesn't matter that it is the Obama Administration, any politician would do the same. They want it and know that they are clever enough to rationalize it before a willing set of government employees. Think not too grand thoughts of our nine justices on the Supreme Court, they are there because some politician thought he could get an advantage on some issue important to his political base by putting them there. It doesn't always work out. One view of a particular issue does not always signal a like-mind, but rather a rare nexus of thought.
Fortunately, the Supreme Court is not the sole arbiter of Constitutionality. It was written for the people and finally to be enforced by them. I have no faith in justices, they are removed from the conditions we, the people, are subject to. They too often see wisdom in their own thoughts and too rarely see the folly.
In the end it doesn't matter if the Supreme Court buys this sudden end-around and agrees to find Obamacare and its million tentacles of injustice "Constitutional". That's just a word as vague as any other. The real question is whether the people find it Constitutional. Most will accept the ruling of the justices, because they don't know the Constitution. They will consider the ruling the last word as they have throughout American history, because they are ignorant of everything but the winner of some reality show.
You, Sir and Madame, are the Supreme Court. You always have been.