The Roberts Ruling on Obama care Signals a Turning Point
By Andrew Napolitano
Presently in America, nearly half of all households receive
either a salary or substantial benefits from the government.
Presently in America, nearly half of all adults pay no federal
income taxes. Presently in America, the half that pay no income
taxes receive the bulk of their income courtesy of the government,
but ultimately from the half that do. This money is extracted
involuntarily from the paying half by a permanent bureaucracy that
extracts and gives away more each year no matter who is running the
government. The recipients of these transfer payments rely upon
them for subsistence, so they have a vested financial interest in
sending to Washington those who will continue to take your money
and give it to them.
It is no wonder that we are now
saddled with the micromanagement of health care by the same
bureaucratic mindset that mismanages the Post Office and everything
else the federal government runs. It should not be surprising to
know that presently in America, half of the people actually want
the government to take care of their needs. The same was the case
under Communist regimes, but here those folks vote.
Hence, we have laws that force us to be charitable to those whom
the government designates as worthy of our charity, that limit the
amount of salt that restaurants can put into our food, that permit
the government to watch us on street corners and subways and in the
lobbies of buildings, that let the president fight wars of
opportunity, that permit the Federal Reserve to print money with no
value and inflate prices and destroy savings, that allow the
government to listen to us on our cellphones and use those phones
to follow us wherever we go, and, according to CIA Director David
Petraeus, that let the government anticipate our movements inside
read the rest here, bleak though it is.