Category Archives: Constitutional BS

KENNEDY WON’T SAVE OBAMACARE’S BACON

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the pathetic hope by PPACA supporters that a single question asked by Justice Kennedy during Wednesday’s King v. Burwell hearing means he’ll support the Obama administration’s illegal attempt to rewrite the law: Supporters of the “Affordable Care Act” have been rather glum of late. Since the Supreme Court agreed [...]

KING V. BURWELL IS MUCH BIGGER THAN OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss why Wednesday’s oral arguments before SCOTUS will cover issues that, in the long term, are far more important than health care reform or insurance subsidies: John Adams, in a 1775 essay referencing the Roman historian Livy and other sources, wrote that a republic was’a nation of laws, not of [...]

OBAMACARE’S COMING YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY

In my latest column in the American Spectator, I point out that King v. Burwell is by no means the only legal threat that Obamacare will face in 2015. Ironically, considering the number of apocalyptic headlines it has produced, King v. Burwell probably presents less danger to the “reform” law than either of two additional [...]

IS PRESIDENT OBAMA A GOP MOLE?

In today’s American Spectator I discuss the ironic fact that President Obama has done more damage to the Democrats than the Republicans could possibly have managed without him: When President Obama took office in 2009, his party was in better shape than it had been since the era following Watergate. The Democrats controlled both houses [...]

KLEIN DOESN’T GET KING V. BURWELL

In the following video, Ezra Klein attempts to explain the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision to “grant cert” in King v. Burwell. As usual, he fails to grasp the basic question at issue: Klein believes that the Court should rule against the plaintiffs because we’re only talking about “9 little words.” Even on this [...]

OBAMACARE’S PROGNOSIS WORSENS

In today’s American Spectator I discuss why Obamacare is likely to go the way of the McCain-Feingold “reform” law. A while back, I suggested in this space that Obamacare might go the way of McCain Feingold. That campaign finance “reform” law was not, you will recall, killed by a single lawsuit or act of Congress. [...]

VIDEO: OCARE ARCHITECT MAKES FOOLS OF FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDGES

Last Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that PPACA means what it says concerning IRS subsidies from state and federal exchanges. The law says “premium assistance” can only flow through exchanges “established by the state.” The 4th Circuit said the text of the law means something other than what it actually says. This [...]

KING BARACK REWRITES OBAMACARE… AGAIN

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss His Majesty’s latest illegal decree: Obamacare’s supporters have long insisted that it is the “law of the land,” implicitly suggesting that it is immutable and permanent. Evidently, it hasn’t occurred to these people to mention that to their dear leader. His Majesty, Barack I, obviously thinks of the Patient [...]

WHY SCOTUS RULED IN FAVOR OF HOBBY LOBBY

In today’s American Spectator I try to cut through the hysteria about Hobby Lobby’s victory in the Supreme Court, and explain why the justices ruled they way they did. This is actually a big win for everyone: This morning’s Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby will doubtless precipitate a flood of stories from [...]

IRAQ VET CONTINUES BATTLE AGAINST OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss this Thursday’s hearing of Sissel v. HHS by the U.S. District Court of Appeals: A year ago I compared decorated veteran Matt Sissel to Horatius, a Roman soldier said to have single-handedly defended a bridgehead against an invasion force intent on imposing a tyrannical regime on the free republic. [...]