It’s hysterical when liberals say this, in a voice that may possibly be the whiniest I’ve ever heard.
“Obamacare is the law of the land, stop trying to overturn it, this is the way things are, just accept it!”
Here’s some other things that used to be the law of the land.*
The clause of DOMA that prevented the federal government from recognizing same sex marriages.
Prohibition. (That one was a mother-frakkin’ amendment to the constitution and we still axed it.)
Women not being able to vote.
The Sedition Act of 1918.
And many, many more.
Are liberals trying to insinuate that they want to return to the days when all of these were the law of the land?
What do all of these laws have in common?
They restricted freedom, either through the very obvious use of enslavement of a human being or through the inability to legally purchase alcohol or have a say in your countries political decisions because of your sex.
Giving up freedom is sort of a deal breaker for conservatives.
Try as you might, you aren’t going to sell us on the belief that forcing us to buy insurance is all in the name of “freedom”, because it’s really not.
So try as you might, your whining about how “Obamacare is the law of the land!” is not going to work.
For the same reason it didn’t shut up woman’s suffragists or abolitionists. If a law is taking away my freedom is it not a law that should exist at all nor should it be followed if it does get rammed through with a wham, bam, thank you ma’am.
To quote a new TV show that has caught my attention: “As a free man, any law that takes away my God-given right serves neither God nor its own design.”To quote a more heavyweight political mind: John Locke reminded us frequently of the fact that the power to rule came from the consent of the governed and that –
“Though the legislative, whether placed in one or more, whether it be always in being, or only by intervals, though it be the supreme power in every common-wealth; yet,
First, It is not, nor can possibly be absolutely arbitrary over the lives and fortunes of the people: for it being but the joint power of every member of the society given up to that person, or assembly, which is legislator; it can be no more than those persons had in a state of nature before they entered into society, and gave up to the community: for no body can transfer to another more power than he has in himself; and no body has an absolute arbitrary power over himself, or over any other, to destroy his own life, or take away the life or property of another.”
– John Locke, Second Treatise of Civil Government: Chapter XI
For those of you confused by 17th century English, here’s approximately what this means.
The legislature may be the most powerful entity in a country, but it still only has the ability to pass laws that are governed by natural rights. Just as I do not have the right to rob you of your life, liberty, or property, neither does the legislature.
Well the governed have spoken and over 51% of the people in the country don’t want Obamacare.
Moreover the law doesn’t serve my natural rights to liberty or property (if I don’t want insurance I shouldn’t be required and I shouldn’t have to pay you for the privilege of making that decision for myself) and quite possibly my life, especially if our government runs healthcare the way they run most government programs.
So, no. I don’t care that it’s the law of the land. You can shut you trap liberals, because that argument is going to get you nowhere fast.
*Why is it that it’s only when liberals don’t like a law that it needs to be repealed?
Here’s a couple of things that are still the law of the land, but liberals could care less about that. They would love to throw them out entirely.
The second amendment.
The enumerated powers of the federal government in the constitution.