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.

  • NewMatthias294

    what i said wasn’t a bunch of gibberish. i meant of what i said you and the people thats libertarian are all nothing but Trouble Makers Hey maybe you need your Head Examine maybe your friends all needs their Heads Examine?

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  • 99keltin

    our economy is already destroyed and in debt. If you’re in debt, does it make sense to keep spending or make some cut? A logical person, would decrease spending. Which no other candidates talk about like Ron Paul has. The rest… you’re just trolling.

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  • 99keltin

    To say the past does not understand the current or future problem is like saying “history doesn’t matter”. Don’t worry about the advancement of our race but about the “idea” of freedom. If I want to take away your freedom, all I have to do is say the “original” idea of freedom, did not include this ___ . For example, original idea of freedom, did not include internet. Ofcourse the founders would not understand it, but their idea of freedom allows us to say, “it’s not right”

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  • jusesisalive

    ron paul 2012!!!!

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  • yeahryt74b

    I agree. And what has made it worse is that the average SHEEPLE is to busy watching American Idol, Glee or some stupid reality show. 15 TRILLION in debt. 123 TRILLION in UN-funded obligations. And then 70,000,000,000 idiots will vote for Obama or that flip-flopping looser from the NorthEast.

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  • yeahryt74b

    The donkys & the elephants continue to betray the Constitution. A return to limited gov’t is the only solution to preserve the Republic!

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  • FiveofHearts1

    Difficult to say. I’m a follower of Paul’s and I’m not sure if he’ll get the nomination or not. They seem to be really pushing for Romney, and frankly I hate the idea.

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  • witchysue

    Good luck from Scotland. Ron Paul 2012

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  • Simon Helms

    An inspirational video clip…Congressman Ron Paul running on an independent platform for the Presidency of the United States:

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  • French Canadian


    This is your lucky day…lol. Today on the Alex Jones Show, it is about Agenda 21. Here is your chance to convince that woman that Agenda 21 is really bad. Great interview.. let her listen to it.

    Here is the resume of the show:

    “Alex talks with first-time filmmaker Kristin Canty on today’s broadcast. Canty is the director and producer of Farmageddon: The Unseen War On American Family Farms, a documentary available at the Infowars Store. Canty’s quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened. What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling fresh foods to their communities. Alex also talks with Linda Faillace, author of Mad Sheep: The True Story Behind the USDA’s War on a Family Farm. The book documents one family’s struggle against a bullying and corrupt government agency that long ago abandoned the family farmer to serve the needs of corporate agriculture and the industrialization of our food supply. Faillace appears in Canty’s Farmageddon.2

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  • Jacob

    Why have like half of the comments posted in the last couple of days been removed?

    F*ck this mod, your one of them. Done with the election, I’m not voting, I’m sick of people who steer everything and everyone towards their own private agendas.

    America sucks. You need Socialism and Totalitarianism. F@ck you all.

    Good Night.

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  • ZachTommyGunThompson

    Obama is owned by Wall Street and the Banks.

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  • lkjgfr456ug

    Ron Paul, Congressional Record, March 13, 2001

    Commodity money if voluntarily and universally accepted could give? us a SINGLE WORLD CURRENCY requiring no money managers, no manipulators orchestrating a man-made business cycle with rampant price inflation.” —

    Ron Paul, Congressional Record, March 13, 2001

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  • IamLiberty

    What are your thoughts about Obama playing the Blame Game?

    For Liberty,

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  • luc59457

    LOL, what you said was a bunch of gibberish, a bit humorous I might add. And you said something about common sense? First it starts with some obvious facts, Ron Paul supporters being nothing but trouble makers, Where’s your sources smart man? Huge threat, where’s your sources? I don’t want to speculate but jeez does it ever look like you are contradicting yourself. Maybe that’s just common sense.

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  • Waffen ϟϟ Wehrwolf —- TSA NO FLY LIST

    “The Office of Financial Research, or OFR, was created by the Dodd-Frank financial services overhaul that President Obama signed into law in July 2010. Technically housed under the Treasury Department, the agency has until now received its funding not from the Congress, but directly from the Federal Reserve.*”

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  • French Canadian

    Keep-up the good work, Robin!

    Show the video I’ve posted with the interview of Joel Skousen to this woman… he talks about Agenda 21.

    Changing subject:
    Ron Paul Crowds vs. Mitt Romney Crowds

    Changing subject again:
    Here is another great interview also done yesterday, but this time on the Alex Jones Show :

    “Interview with director and producer James Lane and Holland Vandennieuwenhof about their latest effort:A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995
    A Noble Lie features ground breaking information and eyewitness testimonies that refute the official story. Among those interviewed are General Benton Partin, former head of weapons development for the Air Force, State Representative Charles Key, members of the Oklahoma Bombing Investigation Committee and Jesse Trentadue, whose brother Kenneth was tortured and murdered in Federal custody in the days following the bombing!”

    The interview starts at 0:55:00
    The Alex Jones Show 2012-04-19 Thursday

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  • Username22481

    No, he is in last place and no media has talked about him at all.

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  • wburton16

    because I’ so totally concerned about appearing credible in a youtube argument… dip shit.

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    • Surfisher

      “Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson could pull as much as 6% of the vote in a hypothetical three-way match-up with Mitt Romney and President Obama. Johnson began the 2012 race running for the Republican nomination but has wound up carrying the libertarian banner and could gain ballot access in several states.”

      If the above transpires, it is a certainty that Mitt will not defeat BO (with his flip-flopping, he couldn’t defeat him anyway, now this would assure it).

      So he needs to withdraw now in favor of Ron Paul!

      Ron Paul WILL become President in 2012 — IF, Romney becomes a Patriot, and forgoes his ego, for the Good of the People!

      Mitt Romney could become one of the greatest Statesmen in US History! He’d be the Savior of our Nation — the one that generations to come would tell their children: “Look at this statue, this is Mitt Romney, he saved America”!

      Or, he can reduce himself to just a tiny footnote…what is amazing is that his fate rests in his own hands (a very rare occurrence throughout the history of the world)!

      All Romney has to do, is to take advantage of this rarest of historical moments, and make a SINGLE DECISION!!!

      Withdraw his candidacy IN FAVOR of Ron Paul, with the following grandiose and heart-wrenching patriotic speech (to save his political skin):

      “I, Mitt Romney, will sacrifice my political goals for the Good of the People. Now I understand that only Ron Paul that can save our Nation. I agree with all he stands for, therefore, I have deemed that our Nation’s salvation can only be accomplished when Ron Paul is elected as President of the United States of America. Without regret, but with joy, I do the most honorable and patriotic deed I can — I withdraw myself from this election, and give my full support to Ron Paul!”

      One honest person is needed to bring these logical conclusions to Romney’s PERSONAL ATTENTION (not the myopic sycophants surrounding him and stroking his ego by chanting wishful thinking as ‘fact’: “You gonna win Boss, you gonna win Boss….).

      Regardless how egotistical, arrogant and narcissistic Romney may be, some semblance of reasoning of what’s best for him, should still remain in his skull. The instinct for self preservation dictates that even the smallest of minds will chose the path that leads to safety, not the one leading to disaster.

      An honest realist needs to talk to Romney one-on-one — and explain the following to him, so Mitt can comprehend it:

      1) If you don’t win the nomination, than your political career is over (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as a failure).

      2) If you win the nomination, and don’t defeat Obama — which is the most probable outcome (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as an even LARGER failure).

      Therefore, Dear Mitt, whichever gamble you take from the above, may lead to total disaster for your political career (and probably will)!

      However, here is an action you can take, Dear Mitt, that guarantees you’ll become immortalized in the annals of US History — becoming the 21st Century Savior of America (surely this carrot of success will entice Romney’s egotism to go for it — over the probable political beatings he’d receive otherwise)!

      All one needs to do, to assure Mitt’s Historical Greatness of Sacrifice for the Good of the Nation, is to present the above to Romney’s eyes alone! I urge all able to do so, to place this document in front of him!

      Send this to Mitt Romney — as an Open Letter, e-mails, etc. — the more you send, the greater the chance he’ll get to read it!

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      • Surfisher

        BO is a shoo-in if Mitt is elected to run against him!

        So, concentrate to have Rmoney withdraw from the election in favor of Ron Paul.

        At this stage only Ron Paul can defeat BO — and no-one else!

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