Ron Paul: Founders Would Be Horrified by Pro-Obamacare Legislators

by Ron Paul

Last week President Obama made some rather shocking comments at a press conference regarding the Supreme Court’s deliberation on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. His comments belie a grasp of constitutional concepts so lacking that perhaps the University of Chicago Law School should offer a refund to any students “taught” constitutional law by then-Professor Obama!

He said, “Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” It almost sounds as if he believes the test of constitutionally is whether a majority approves of the bill, as opposed to whether the legislation lies within one of the express powers of the federal government. In fact, the very design of the Constitution, with power split amongst two branches of the legislature which write the laws, an executive who administers the laws, and an independent judiciary which resolves disputes regarding meaning of the laws, was designed to thwart popular will and preserve liberty.

President Obama continued in his comments, “For years, what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, there’s a good example, and I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step.”

President Obama seems to misunderstand that the criticism of an activist judiciary is not that it is overturning unconstitutional federal laws, but instead that it is usurping the authority to intervene in areas, such as abortion, where the Constitution reserves authority to the states. In fact, upholding clearly unconstitutional laws such as Obamacare because the justices bowed to the “will of the people” or believed the individual mandate was good social policy could be considered an example of judicial activism.

The founders never intended the judiciary to have the last word on whether or not a law is constitutional. The judiciary is equal to the Congress and the President, not superior. Representatives, senators, presidents, and judges all have an independent duty to determine a law’s constitutionality. The founders would be horrified by the attitude of many lawmakers that they can pass whatever laws they want and federal judges will then determine whether or not the law is constitutional.

Additionally, state governments have the authority to protect their citizens from federal laws that threaten liberty. If the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is constitutional, I hope state legislators will exercise their powers to pass legislation allowing their citizens to opt-out of the national health care plan.

Unfortunately, even many of my colleagues who correctly argue Obamacare’s unconstitutionality support the President when he asserts the power to send troops into battle without a declaration of war, or have citizens indefinitely detained and even assassinated on little more than his own authority. Other of my colleagues not only cheer the unconstitutional monstrosity of Obamacare, but support the President’s actions to defy the Senate’s appointment powers, and legislate by executive order.

Even worse, some members will only challenge a President’s unconstitutional actions if the President is from a different political party. The defeat of Obamacare in the courts would provide a stark reminder that the limits of government are set by the Constitution, not the will of the President, Congress, or even the Supreme Court. However, the victory would be short lived as long as the legislative branch refuses to do its duty to abide by the Constitutional limits and exercises its powers to ensure the other two branches do likewise.


  • French Canadian

    To Robin and to all Americans who wants to protect themselves and their family.

    See this incredible interview that was done yesterday on the Infowars Nightly News with Joe Skousen, the author of Strategic relocation. This is a MUST see. You wont beleive what you are hearing. You have to see this video.

    The interview starts at 29:17

    Infowars Nightly News: Thursday (4-19-12) – Joel Skousen –

  • Hi. I’m from overseas. Could anyone say something how its going on? Dont see any debates anymore….Will he get nomination? Thx

  • Waffen ϟϟ Wehrwolf —- TSA NO FLY LIST

    US Congress wants all Cars to be Equipped with Tracking Devices

    Welcome to USSA.

    • Sturmbannführer

      Waffen, I have also found that recently I have been added to the TSA no fly list.

      Here’s an interesting story:

      Back in 2008 my girlfriend and I went on one of those Caribbean Cruses. Everything’s going great and we make a stop and got off at St. Croix. We make passport checks and after looking mine over mine is taken and I’m asked to stand out of line. Police show up and I am arrested “detained” as they called it over complications with my Passport. Eventually our ship was ready to disembark but they still aren’t letting me go. My girlfriend explains the situation to the Captain and he comes down to the station and is able to convince them to let me leave with the ship. Needless to say my Girlfriend now Wife fully understands the seriousness of White Nationalism.

      I have never had a criminal offense on my record. I am certain this is all due to my activity online and my activism in the community. The thing is, we know things that they don’t want us to know. They will do everything in their power to stop our message from getting out. They may not fear us, but they most certainly fear our message. Good to see some of these people are waking up. It’s nice to see the Establishment smear RP voters as “backwards” “uneducated” “Supremacists” and “Racists”… This is a mistake on their part. Once the Conspiracy theorists face the damning of being called the forbidden “Racist” or “Anti-Semite” they will notice the gap between White Nationalism or any Nationalism and their own Activism has been sealed.

      This will lead to a greater awakening and a powerful intellectual revolution.

      We’ve been ahead of you folks for some time now, how many times does someone need to be right before you ignore the lies against them from the media and the Anti’s. How long before you look and see for yourself ?

  • French Canadian

    “Hello French Canadian..Haven’t seen you on here for a long time. I wondered if you have heard about Agenda 21 and how is being implemented in Canada?”

    Are you kidding? Anyone who listens to the Alex Jones Show knows all about this and everything else that is going on. Every topics are covered on his show. And you even find out about it before anyone else… sometimes, weeks, months and years ahead.

    If you Americans would be smart, you would all listen to his show daily. The best documented show on Internet… the best guests, and the best host.

    • robin

      French Canadian,
      I forgot that you probably heard about it on the Alex Jones show. How many people are aware of it that you know? We are trying to educate our new commissioner who is an outspoken environmentalist=much like we were. She is an attorney and judge, city planner and been involved in so many projects that are part of the Agenda 21. We just met with her for several hours to see if she knew about it and get her to look into it. She has been thoroughly indoctrinated into the system of federal and state mandates. She also has created many of these kinds of groups which she believes is in the best interests here, but is unaware of what direction they will take us in. If we can wake her up, there is hope for our community. My husband is working very hard to get her to think in a new way and provide resources, etc. Waking one person at a time, but she will have a lot of influence in our county, state and at the federal level. Working hard here at home because there’s so much to do. Still praying for Ron Paul and it’s not over until it’s over.

  • I hope you are prepared bro. The inevitable revolution is coming, don’t know when but WILL come though. Stack up on gold/silver food legal guns and ammo.

  • Waffen ϟϟ Wehrwolf —- TSA NO FLY LIST

    Happy Birthday 04/20/2012

    The Greatest Story Never Told – A Truth Will Out Production

    Part: 1

    Part: 2

    Gott Mit Uns

  • robin

    UN AGENDA 21
    I encourage everyone to find at as much as you can about UN AGENDA 21 and how it is affecting your community. Get involved at the local level and educate people because it all seems well=intentioned, and those that protect our environment don’t have a clue what the real objectives are. It is about social engineering and government control. This is coming from an outspoken environmentalist who woke up how environmentally concerned people are being used as tool to fulfill this hideous agenda. Look up how they use the Delphi method of mind control.

    • Waffen ϟϟ Wehrwolf —- TSA NO FLY LIST

      We’re up on all this at Stormfront. You Alex Jones people and Conspiracy theorists are a bit late I am afraid. It’s good to see others coming around though.

      People need to investigate things they were once told not too or because they demonize and lie about those that do. You need to get past the dogmas the Establishment has put on certain things and study them for yourself, you will not be disappointed. Take your own highway, not the one they have laid out for you. Only one leads to the truth that will set you free.

  • Waffen ϟϟ Wehrwolf —- TSA NO FLY LIST

    The tab for U.N.’s Rio summit: Trillions per year in taxes, transfers and price hikes

    Read more:

    USA needs to get out of the UN.

    UN wants your guns. USA using Trayvon Martin as they used Fast and Furious Program to further their agenda.

    CISPA – New Internet Censorship Bill. Worse than SOPA.

    Welcome to USSA.


    Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler 1889 – 1945

    The HITLERIAN YEAR begins on April 20 (Adolf Hitler’s birthday) and runs through until April 19 of the next calendar year.

    The new Hitlerian year, which begins on April 20, 2012, is enumerated JdF-123.


    Every great epoch-making faith counts the years since its beginning. For Christians, this is the year AD 2012, which is the putative number of years since the birth of its savior, Jesus of Nazareth. For Muslims, the current year is AH 1433, this being the number of years since the flight of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Media. Acording to the Jewish calendar, we now live in the year 5772, computing time backwards to the creation of the Universe in Hebrew mythology. In the traditional Chinese calendar, the current year is 4709 (Year of the Water Dragon).

    The Hitlerian year reckons the passage of time since the birth of Adolf Hitler in Braunau-am-Inn on April 20, 1889.

    Origin of the Hitlerian Year

    The Christian monk Dionysius Exiguus is credited with the calendar years formally denominated by Anno Domini (“Year of the Lord”), which are now used not just by Christians, but throughout the world.

    The Hitlerian year was first used by Matt Koehl, current commander of the NEW ORDER and the World Union of National Socialists. Back in the mid-1960s, Koehl was the national secretary of George Lincoln Rockwell’s American Nazi Party, as well as the corresponding secretary of the World Union of National Socialists. One day in 1965, without any fanfare or big announcement, he quietly began adding the notation “YF-76” to the date of Party and WUNS correspondence. This stood for “Year of the Fuehrer 76,” this is, 76 years since the birth of Adolf Hitler. Soon after, Koehl used the YF date on the first issue of the WUNS Bulletin. From these humble beginnings it quickly spread throughout the global NS community.

    The Prefix

    As mentioned, Koehl first used the initials YF – Year of the Fuehrer – to designated the Hitlerian year. However, some people pointed out that it was considered bad form to mix two languages in the same phrase. Consequently, beginning with the new Hitlerian year in 1976, the prefix was changed to “YL,” for “Year of the Leader.” This usage continued until the mid-1990s, when it was decided that for common worldwide purposes, it was more appropriate to designate the prefix in Hitler’s own language. For a short while, the prefix “FJ” was employed, for “Fuehrersjahr.”

    By 1998, the current designation has been adopted: “JdF,” for “Jahr des Fuehrers.”

    Determining the Current Year

    To figure out the Hitlerian year on any given day, subtract 1888 from the calendar year prior to April 20. (2012 minus 1888 equals JdF-122). For dates on or after April 20, subtract 1889. (2012 minus 1889 equals JdF-123.)

    Celebrating the Hitlerian New Year’s Day

    April 20 is the most joyous, festive date of the Hitlerian year. National-Socialist comrades and NS sympathizers the world over celebrate the day with private ceremonies and gatherings, as well as with public activity. Candles are traditionally lit in front of Swastika banners and busts of Hitler, and portraits of him are festooned with sprigs of spring greenry and flowers. National-Socialists unable to spend the happy occasion with other comrades mark the day privately in the solitude of their own hearts.

    And above all, on this deeply spiritual occasion, new reserves of commitment and energy are summoned forth by the faithful to carry the Good Word of Adolf Hitler’s race-saving message to the Aryan world over the coming 12 months.

    * * *

    I invite everyone on Stormfront to post accounts of their celebration of April 20, 2012 / JdF 123 on this thread!
    SF Union of National Socialists:

    The NEW ORDER:

    NS Bibliophile:

    Heil Hitler !

  • Troll central on here all the sudden..

    • Sturmbannführer

      Not everyone who posts something you don’t like is a troll. You’d be better as a Leftist Liberal… Or a Jew… Then when you don’t like what someone says you can scream and cry and call them “Racist” or “Anti-Semite”…

      The names “Troll” “Racist” or “Anti-Semite” are personal attacks used to demonize opposition and undermine ones talking points in a debate.

      You are a troll, why else would you Spam a stupid and pointless comment such as your own? Post information and or Facts, not Spam.

      To you, Obvious Troll is Obvious…

  • I acknowledge the need for organization, however, and this can be done on a state-state ballot system in which a candidate may have to pay a small fee for ballot access in a state, much like the current system. But, it would not require a backing party only the ability to be present on each ballot and the ability to beat out the other potential nominees from each state.

  • the biggest mistake that our forefather have made is creating a party system and not maintaining an individuality in the election process. By creating parties they created groups, and by creating groups they created curruption of the voting system. If the groups were to have never existed their would be less 2 partying in government and there would be more variety of opinion.

  • They are waking up cause of the internet. The media is rigged. Now they are trying to get the SOPA in.. it got stopped but now they’ve made a new bill called CISPA. Its the same! Privacy can be broken only by suspecting WORLD WIDE!

  • Look into CISPA people. We know the media is rigged! and without the internet we wouldnt know better! SOPA got stopped but CISPA is the same thing with a different name and its almost pushed thrue! Without the internet free as it is Ron Paul would not be known. Stop CISPA!

  • i would just like to say,you americans are is obvious that all of this is rigged,Ron Paul is clearly the best choice for president but the media have blocked him out of everything so it looks like romney is winning.its really a sickening thing.i know this and im only 14,and i live in Ireland.Some people in america really need to wake up and realise what is going on.

  • What are you gonna do about CISPA?

  • When you turn an argument into a personal attack you accomplish nothing other than discrediting yourself.

  • Imagine if we could gather all of the passionate Ron Paul supporters in one place. I think we could make the biggest political protest in United States history, we just have to plan out some mass action too big for the media to ignore. Imagine one million Ron Paul supporters flooding the streets… or even more!

  • Anyone who was taught by Obama should get a refund, I like that quote
    Ron Paul for President 2012!

  • like I said, you obviously don’t understand economics. that’s okay though, no reason to get upset. I mean, you never decided to be born mentally impaired.

  • Government/Federal Reserve’s suppression of interest rates sends false signals to investors and to the market place; the creation of money based on debt is inflation…this causes the cost of living to go up faster than the average pay – wonder why there is such an income gap and so many in poverty?…look at the Government policies and give the “Government” a big ol pat on the back…job well done Government, well done.