Flunking Liberty 2: Obamacare Boogaloo

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Late last week, President Barack Hussein Obama identified “health insurance” as a Constitutionally guaranteed right. While educated people from sea to shining sea perused the text of the Constitution in a vain search for the previously undiscovered right to be forced to purchase health insurance if so ordered by the President, Obama’s accomplices took to the blogosphere to celebrate the newly decreed “right.” Obama transmitted his proclamation through the White House’s Twitter account.

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I have read the Constitution from “We the People” to “…shall have intervened” on more than one occasion, and have yet to find any mention of Presidential authority to subsidize insurance companies by decree. Call it the Eleventy-third Amendment.

The right of the President to impose fiscal burdens upon The People shall not be infringed. Nor shall the right of the President to excuse his kleptocrat cronies from said impositions be abridged, unless the President is a conservative — in which case, all bets are off.

Of course, Obama has made his disdain for the most important document since the New Testament of our Lord abundantly clear. Given the fact that the Constitution was designed to affirm the rights of the individual in a free society and that Obamacare was designed to terminate the same, it’s hard to imagine anyone still harbors delusions about Obama’s attitude toward individual liberty. But this new Constitutional fiat that accompanies the Obamacare Ponzi scheme marks a new direction. No longer content to treat the Bill of Rights as a cage liner for Bo, the first dog, on those long MV-22 flights, Obama has now bestowed upon himself the authority to substitute his own whimsy for the rule of law — hence, the announcement of the hitherto-unknown “right.”

Here’s the hitch, and it’s a doozy: Obama clearly doesn’t understand the definition of “right.” You have the right to speak your mind. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to worship the Almighty in whatever way you wish. You have the right to deny His existence, although I’d be doing you a serious disservice if I didn’t caution you against that. You have the right to arm yourself, lest the forces of tyranny arrive unmolested at the gates of freedom — or at your door.

According to the Constitution, you have no right to buy things just because the President demands you do so. The Constitution delineates rights, not requirements. Obamacare’s fraudulent expectations fall squarely into the latter category. Sorry, Mr. President, but you’ve flunked liberty. Again.

–Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • independent thinker

    Excellent Ben. Too bad one cannot wire up Obama’s brain and force feed this article to him 24/7 for 30 days or so.

    • antiliberal00

      That would be a waste of effort as you can’t fix stupid and arrogant.

  • rdf1967

    BHO declaration of this “right to health care” is tantamount to declaration of war between haves and have nots. Allen West claimed last night on Greta that BHO represents a danger to the Republic. The fact that he wants to flood us with have nots from Mexico to further strengthen his supporters is chilling.

  • VictorLandry

    Obama has the right to retain silent. Anything he says may be used against him…….

  • stupido

    Maybe somebody can explain to stupid me exactly what rights we DO have?

  • Virgil Lipinski

    What right does a sitting president have to order private businesses to give out a product for free (i.e condoms in health insurance)? NONE!! & it’s not free, because they just pass on cost to us anyway!

  • Ron r

    The same things were said about Medicare and try taking that away.

  • Doc Sarvis

    1. A Harvard study found that 45,000 Americans die every year for lack of insurance.
    2. After a century of trying, President Obama was the first president to sign a law that would achieve near universal health insurance coverage.
    3. For the first time, health insurers are required to spend 80 to 85 percent of customers’ premiums on actual care. More than $1.3 billion in overcharges will be returned to consumers and employers this year.
    4. The law allows many Americans under age 26 to stay on their parents’ health plans. Today, as many as three million young people have already taken advantage of this benefit.
    5. Tens of millions of people now getting preventive care at no extra cost, including cancer screenings and vaccinations. Last year, 32.5 million Americans on Medicare and up to 54 million Americans with private insurance received one or more free preventive services
    6. 3.2 million small businesses — employing 19.3 million workers nationwide — were eligible last year for tax credits worth $15.4 billion or $800 per employee.
    7. 3.6 million Medicare beneficiaries saved on average of $600 each as part of the phasing out of the donut hole.
    8. Health care fraud prosecutions are up 27 percent. Recoveries are up 58 percent, taking in $4 billion last year.
    9. Most health plans cannot deny coverage to children under age 19 because of pre-existing conditions.
    10. Insurance companies can no longer cap the dollar amount of care you can receive in a lifetime
    11. Insurers cannot drop your coverage due to a mistake on your application when you get sick.

    See more at:
    http://www.eclectablog.com/2012/06/18-reasons-the-affordable-care-act-is-the-greatest-achievement-for-the-middle-class-since-medicare.html

    • Violet Angel

      Where can I buy some of those rose-colored glasses?

      • Doc Sarvis

        It is called reality and it is free.

        • Bill

          Doc,
          It is not free, someone has to pay for it. Quit spreading lies

          • Doc Sarvis

            I was referring to reality – that is free.
            Of course someone has to pay for health care, that has always been the case. Prior to the Affordable Care Act, many of us were paying higher health care costs since there was a large uninsured population, many of which did not pay for their care. Now each person is responsible for more of their own costs and not burdening others with their expenses.

          • http://personalliberty.com/ Bob Livingston

            Dear Doc Sarvis,

            I’m sure you don’t realize it, but your comment demonstrates a state of cognitive dissonance. I have written about you.
            http://personalliberty.com/2008/11/24/gross-deception/
            http://personalliberty.com/2011/10/10/cognitive-dissonance/
            http://personalliberty.com/2011/12/28/confusion/

            Best wishes,
            Bob

          • Bill

            Doc,
            If your new health care system is so great why is it being forced upon us

          • BEN CARSON IN 2016

            And why are there so many exemptions for unions & others?

          • BEN CARSON IN 2016

            What the hell are you talking about, sir?? Don’t you read these articles on PLD about how bad this thing is? Nobody is responsible for anything in this convoluted mess….the insurance companies & Big Pharma are laughing all the way to the bank and laughing at souls like you who believe it’s going to work!!

            Read about a man with a real plan that might actually work!

            http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0813/murdock.php3#.UhLLIZLVCcY

    • Bill

      Doc,
      Just a bunch of liberal BS to support your power play to control us and steal our money

    • BALONEY TONEY MAHONEY

      The road to Hell is paved with good intentions & Don’t believe everything you read, as it is now obvious anyone involved in this evil boondoggle can change the law at anytime!….WAKE UP!!!

    • Don J.

      Sarvis, Are you kidding me? Hahvard study? Who cares about them? Most of your “points” are so ridiculous that I would be laughing, except that too many MORONS like you actually believe it. Free? HA HA!

      • Doc Sarvis

        Free, see my response to Bill below.

    • Don 2

      Just because you want health insurance to be a “right” does not make it so. On the other hand, the right of the people to keep and bear arms is a “right.” What I want to know is, where is my ‘preventive crime at no extra cost’ government supplied firearm? For the record Doc, I think that you should be forced to pay for it.

    • Vis Fac

      1 How many people with insurance die each year?

      2 Define universal coverage on policy fits all no matter
      the risk no matter the gender no matter just have everyone pay the same and those who cannot pay nothing That’s pretty universal.

      3 And
      you expect the IRS to administer this WITHOUT misappropriations or dipping into
      the kitty?

      4 This law promotes lethargy and sloth so parents have to
      pay for children who refuse to leave the nest. Statistics show younger people are less of a burden on the heath care system and costs are minimal so no effect other than forced insurance.

      5 While tens of millions of people engage in activities that jeopardize their health that cause cancer broken bones and ABORTIONS (at
      no extra cost) paid for by others who don’t engage in these activities or who don’t want or need health insurance.

      6 3.2 million small businesses and shrinking employing fewer
      and fewer full time employees estimated at 19.3 million part time jobs exempt from ODUMBOCARE contributions thus nullifying and perceived gain

      7 While the same number (3.6 million) spent significantly more because of regulations and qualification issues in ODUMBOCARE

      8 These fraud figures are arbitrary as ANY fraud prosecutions
      would cause numbers to be unrealistic We all know fraud prosecutions haven’t occurred in the past so don’t equate this as any significant improvement

      9 I have a problem with the word “Most” the IRS panel can surly limit the amount of treatment they receive and in most cases it will be minimal.

      10 As far as caps are concerned; Again the IRS panel can surly limit the amount of treatment received and again in most cases it will be minimal

      11 Insurers might not be able to drop coverage BUT again the IRS panel has the final say so and can deny you treatment for ANY reason

      If you choose to listen to only what others want you to hear you’ll fall for anything.

      One final word: If this is such a great deal than why are the Unions and Congress so willing to exempt themselves and want out? Apparently “it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be”!

      The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

      A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

      Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone thinking we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

      Benjamin Franklin once said … A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

      Our Republic that allows for a well armed sheep to contest the vote!”
      shall soon be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      Semper-Fi

      • Jack

        Force:

        There is no IRS panel. the IRS has nothing to do with the medical care side of Obamacare. The IRS just handles the tax and subsidy parts of the law.

    • Mark Holtz

      This is a copy of a liberal talking points to try and sell ACA to the masses. All propaganda, all bull s..t. I really doubt Doc Sarvis is any type of a doctor, every doctor I have discust ACA with hates the burden and the excessive cost that go along with it. Government is way out of line.

    • Don 2

      Here Doc, digest this for awhile, then get back to us and tell us how wonderful Obamacare will be.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=G44NCvNDLfc

    • nastygram

      Supposedly, 30 million will be able to get healthcare that couldn’t before… but another 25-30 million CAN’T get insurance still… and others like me, CAN’T afford to keep their insurance next year… I will have to pay the fine if they come after me and my family.
      They may not be able to drop me because of the new rules, but I refuse to pay 20% of my salary for staying healthy!
      Not only that, but when I was unemployed… with a family of 6… the maximum per year we spent on healthcare coverage was $3000. But my healthcare insurance through my employer is $24000 per year and they pay half.
      So why would I pay 4 times the amount I paid to just pay as I go? I won’t! Throw me in jail if you want… I aint gonna pay it.

      • CommonSense4America

        Well,,,that now makes two of us. The citizen nullification of Obamacare has begun. Come on folks,,,we can do this.

    • ‘Barbara Messmer

      And as many as 100,000 die each year due to doctor/medication error. Looks like we are safer without the insurance.

  • Violet Angel

    Your rights end where mine begin. And my rights end where yours begin. How can something be a “right” when it comes with a $$ price tag.

    • Vis Fac

      You have the right to spend what you have on whatever you can afford. You don’t have the right to spend what I cannot afford.

      The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

      A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

      Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone thinking we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

      Benjamin Franklin once said … A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

      Our Republic that allows for a well armed sheep to contest the vote!”
      shall soon be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      Semper-Fi

    • KENYAN KRUSHER

      Yeah, and like same-sex marriage is a right, too…..LOL!! Hey, if it is a universal right, why are there exemptions for businesses & churches, etc..? This was not the case with a true civil right as in the 60’s! This same-sex marriage comes with price tag, too…BAD KARMA for states 7 the nation….Hey, after shoving that crap down the throats of New Yorkers by “Cuomo, the HOMO lover”, they had hurricanes 2 straight years after not having one for decades! Mass, Vermont & New Hampshire got hit , too! Coincidences? NAH!!

  • dan

    Insurance is a con game…you can buy all you can afford…and IMHO
    healthcare (for the most part) is the same except it now utilizes insurance middle men to collect it’s exorbitant fees.

  • Alan

    the rights he speaks of are evidently from the Obama constitution, no that of the US constitution. the US consitution protects us from spying by the government, but the Obama constitution does not. The ony part of the US constitution he seems to believe in is the tenth amendment, because it’s open to abusive interpretation, such as Obamacare.

  • http://www.OlGreyGhost.Blogspot.com/ Ol’ Grey Ghost

    Well, we know what the polarity of the “rights” espoused by the Commandeerin’ Thief are…

    http://olgreyghost.blogspot.com/2009/12/what-is-polarity-of-your-rights.html

    I think a lot of people are going to be “shocked” over the next few years by Obama’s “electromagnetism” (all puns intended, though poorly done)…

  • Robert Morrow

    Just why hasn’t Obamacare been removed from the books? Obamacare was passed when the Corrupt Politician Reid bribed two othe Corrupt Politicians for there vote. The problems is that all these Corrupt Politicians would sell their own into Slavery or even death to get their palms grease with the 30 pieces of blood stained Silver call BETRAYAL. Just how is the Corrupt Obamacare going to help when the FDA approves poison drugs that kill not cure. Why did these Petty Bureaucrats of the FDA approves these deadly drugs? How about 526 million dollars from the Phamaceuticals to grease their and the Politicians palms. I hear Guns Guns, but Gun deaths are a piker compared to the 100,000 murders per year from approved high profit drugs, plus the thousands of toxins approved for use in foods that make your child Sick in mind and body before a painful death. Do you think Obama, the Court Jester (fool), Pelosi or the Criminal Reid Care. Not one bit that people and Children are dying. That goes for the Corrupt Lame so called New Media which has not anyting but a propaganda arm of the Government for years. I have written and spoke to people & my Corrupt Politican, but it all falls on deaf ears for most do not care if their child takes or eat Toxic poisons for it might interfer with time with the TV, games show and soap operas and the stupid other programing. I do care and teach free cooking classes titled How to cook outside the Government’s poison Box.Chef Robert

    • Vis Fac

      Robert you have this nailed!!!! If anyone needs to ask that then it is too late so why not ask why these BOZOS are still in office. The answer is APATHY. No one is willing to do the right thing because they want to appear to be politically correct and not labeled a racist. After all anything contra to this president is seen as racist.

      Apathy is tacit approval that whatever the politicians do is acceptable. Apathy is the reason we have incumbents that ignore their constituents and continue the lifestyle of a mafia don After all they never miss a chance to fleece the Sheeple. I too have written and spoken to my local representatives and know what I say to be FACT.

      Clowns like Feinstein, Piglosi, and Reed have a mesmerizing ability that attracts morons like moths to a flame to form their own cult following. It is unbelievable what you can do to uneducated and naive people. I am surprised there aren’t a number of bridges being built somewhere in the desert. (prime real estate).

      To ponder the question causes my stomach sour. To quote Aldolph Hitler “The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past
      the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.”

      “By means of shrewd lies unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell – and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed.” Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf

      The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

      A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

      Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone believing we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

      Benjamin Franklin once said … A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

      Our Republic that allows for a well armed sheep to contest the vote!”
      shall soon be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      Semper-Fi

      • http://socialsity.com/ LastGasp

        “If we understand the mechanisms and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it… In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons … who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
        E. Bernays, 1921, Propoganda

        • Vis Fac

          Only if we let them! I question everything always have and always will. Doing so kept me out of trouble and in good health.
          Dispite popular opinion I still have the Cnstitution and Bill of Rights as my standard. No law is legal if it is contrary to these documents.

          The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

          A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

          Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone thinking
          we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

          Benjamin Franklin once said … A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb
          contesting the vote.”

          Our Republic that allows for a well armed sheep to contest the vote!” shall soon be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress
          is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

          • http://socialsity.com/ LastGasp

            !!!!! Excellent! I knew I could count on you! It’s scary the amount of people that can read something from Bernays without thinking about it. The government hired PR professionals like him for their disinformation campaigns. He was very good.

    • Virgil Lipinksi

      Truth be told, it never should’ve even been voted on.. there were several parliamentary procedures violated!

  • Don 2

    Congressman Rogers(Michigan) tells the trade-off that the United Kingdom and Canada made, and America’s trade-off under Obamacare.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=G44NCvNDLfc

  • ibn insha

    Morons elected moron. We have too many of them. That is what worries me.

  • dickboz

    well, we still have an inalienable right, and that is to accept or deny !!! And I’ll defend that right until they give up!!!

    • BALONEY TONEY MAHONEY

      Yeah, but if you deny it, you pay a fine…or is a tax?..a levy? A fee? Let’s ask the wise judge Roberts, who let them argue at various points, it was all of the above…then he re-wrote the law for them & declared it in tune with the Constitution! The man should be languishing in jail!

  • IsThisAmerica

    Does anyone anywhere still believe this idiot knows anything about this country or our laws? He does not care. With these elites it’s one for all and all for one, let’s bring in the one world order. They don’t care about any of us. That’s proven over and over. They want what they want and to hell with us. They want supreme power so we have no say so about anything. That’s the reason they turn a deaf ear to us all the time. Obamacare is against our constitution but what else is new with him? He end runs around our constitution like it does not exist. He runs around congress as if they don’t exist and they might as well not because they don’t seem to do anything about it. The evil in this country is astounding. All it is is hate, violence, and turn away from God.

  • CommonSense4America

    I really hate to say this about the POTUS, but he is one dumb POS.