Did the US Supreme Court Compound the Breaking of the Law?

WJ-images-Obama-Supreme-CourtBy Catherine J. Frompovich

Remember when the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled that the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, was ruled to be a tax [1] by a 5 to 4 majority on June 28, 2012? Well, guess what? Some legal experts are questioning that now plus expressing that President Obama obviously broke the law, not once but twice, and – holy moly! Did SCOTUS uphold that lawbreaking too? Whoa….

University of Michigan Law School professor Nicholas Bagley recently wrote a paper, “Legal Limits and the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act” that needs to be digested by SCOTUS, HHS, and all health insurance companies, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Provocatively, Professor Bagley’s paper incorporates thoughts about which many, who are Constitutional scholars also had questions. Bagley questions the executive agency (President Obama) lawbreaking U.S. constitutional culture, and how to discipline that law breaking when it occurs, as I think ObamaCare was a ‘trial balloon’ to see how much a President could get away with using Presidential Executive Orders (PEOs), especially those impacting the U.S. Constitution, which they want to do away with upholding.

Personally, I think PEOs should be banned and everyone rescinded, as PEOs make one-man (or woman) rule, in essence, a king/queen/dictator, rather than a democratic republic, which the USA is supposed to be. Remember Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote.

A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.” [2]

And, to think that SCOTUS even went along with the ‘heist’ regarding constitutional issues and the USA as a democracy!

Professor Bagley writes that “the Obama administration has repeatedly flouted legal requirements or acted outside the scope of its delegated authority when implementing Obamacare.” [3] Where are the checks and balances that are supposed to be in place, especially at SCOTUS and Congress?

This Bagley legal interpretation seems to sum it up:

On occasion … the administration has strayed beyond legal limits. Two episodes raise especially serious legal concerns: the administrative delays and the decision to finance cost- sharing reductions out of an appropriation governing tax refunds. In both cases, Republican recalcitrance threatened to undermine the president’s signal achievement. And in both cases, the president appears to have broken the law. [3]

Furthermore, Bagley offers,

Eventually, too, the courts will lose patience with a presidential practice of dressing up lawbreaking in the garb of law. [3]

Really, Professor Bagley! How can you say that when “a presidential practice of dressing up lawbreaking in the garb of law”–especially for someone who claims to have taught Constitutional courses—seems to have been the MO of the Obama presidency and administration? However, I think I find myself agreeing with Bagley when he points to this:

it’s hard for me to shake the fear that we are entering an era marked by the relentless chipping away at the rule of law. [3]

Bagley and I aren’t the only ones who think Mr. Obama broke the law. Here are some others:

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Now the question every law-abiding U.S. citizen ought to be asking is: “How come there is no prosecution or impeachment for government/elected officials, when a common person has the legal book thrown at him/her?” Plus, SCOTUS even did a CYO for President Obama! There has to be more accountability demanded at all levels—no matter how high up—for those who break the law.

Furthermore, we cannot have another apparent law breaker as the next president, I offer. When will the people wake up?

Plus, here’s something that my readers ought to know. My computer has been shut down several times while writing this article. I wonder why. Also, they would not allow me to send an email attaching an article to my editor at Activist Post. I wonder why. Censorship and control mechanisms are rampant in what is supposed to be a free country. I wonder why.


[1] http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/05/politics/scotus-health-care-tax/
[2] http://www.ourrepubliconline.com/Author/21
[3] http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/pro-obamacare-legal-expert-admits-president-broke-law/

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Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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