Dear Fellow Citizens,
According to the Constitution, those rights only specifically enumerated to the Federal Government,
are otherwise given to the States. Under the Commerce Clause which President Roosevelt unfortunately, though maybe inevitably, arm twisted the Supreme Court into agreeing to, states interstate commerce and jurisdiction over Indian Tribes was to be a prerogative power of the Federal Government. It therefore was argued that since Obama Care does involve interstate commerce, it is within the Federal Government's purview to install this law. However in several court cases there has been a distinguishing factor between active and inactive commerce. If you drive a interstate truck you have to tolls, its a active behavior, if you sit on a log in your garden, your not taxed because, though you might sit on a log at your cousins in his garden in Illinois, it's an inactive behavior. For the first time in history your being taxed, (quite a tax!), for an inactive behavior. The Commerce Clause has never before been used in this way. Where will this
inactive tax end, and it is a momentous expansion of Federal Powers.
Yes, these exemptions, selectively administered for opting out, for even Congres,s is appalling, but the inactive tax goes against the main reason we took a stand at Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775. We got clobbered then, but we made a stand. I tip my hat, in this case, to the Conservatives.
St. Jude, patron saint of lost causes, has got be having a good chuckle.