A federal judge has ruled that the provision in President Obama’s health care bill that requires US citizens to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional. In light of the news, Democrats both in the Obama administration and in Congress are smugly predicting that the ruling will be overturned.
The sad thing is, they’re probably right.
Incoming House Majority Whip Eric Cantor wants to take the case directly to the Supreme Court, and I agree, the case should be brought before the High Court. The problem is, the decision over the constitutionality of Obamacare shouldn’t feel like a gamble – yet bringing Obamacare up before the Supreme Court as a Tenth Amendment case feels a lot like playing Russian roulette with the nation’s future: in a divided court, it could go either way…and with the Court’s recent history of 5-4 decisions, it feels like Russian Roulette with 5 bullets in the cylinder. We can only hope that the High Court will stand up for the rights of individuals and the states and acknowledge that the Democrats have overstepped their Constitutional bounds in their health care law.