The Supreme Court's ruling on June 28th, 2012 to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, represents an illegal extension of the states right to tax its people.
Justice Roberts himself stated as follows:
"The Affordable Care Act is constitutional in part and unconstitutional in part The individual mandate cannot be upheld as an exercise of Congress's power under the Commerce Clause," Roberts wrote. "That Clause authorizes Congress to regulate interstate commerce, not to order individuals to engage it. In this case, however, it is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but choose to go without health insurance. Such legislation is within Congress's power to tax."
The slippery slope this type of legal maneuvering creates is frightening. The Supreme Court now believes that so long as you earn income within the United States you can be taxed for failing to participate in what the government feels is a necessary social welfare program. No longer does taxation require the active participation of the person being taxed. Failing to participate in government mandated programs opens you up to liability for taxation. This logic can be used to expand this tax from government mandated healthcare to any program the government desires. For example. are you a woman of child bearing age and do not see a pre-natal specialist? Then you can be taxed. It doesn't matter if you never planned on having a child. The possibility that you may have one still exists, therefore you are causing a potential strain on our resources and must pay for it.
As your constituent I hereby request you bring forth legislation which will prohibit this type of taxation for all time. America was founded on an individual's freedom to choose and this decision stomps on that very foundation.
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