Although it might serve to plant a meaningful suggestion in American consciousness, it is somewhat meaningless for Beltway libertarians to fuss over the sundering of the U.S. Constitution under this president.
The Constitution has been a dead letter for ever.
Michael Cannon, Cato Institute’s Director of Health Policy Studies, “testified before a congressional committee about the constitutional limits imposed on the presidency and the implications of President Barack Obama’s disregard for implementing the Affordable Care Act as written.”
“The consequences of the president’s behavior were potentially grave,” warned Cannon. “… the precedent set by Obama could eventually lead to an armed revolt against the federal government.”
And that’s a bad thing?
Complacent cowering America is overdue for what Thomas Jefferson called “a little rebellion.”
“A little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”
Meanwhile, to a standing ovation from his staffers—who are not true users of Zero Care, because subsidized to the tune of thousands a year—“the president declared that his signature health care reform law was not going to be repealed”:
Obama said that ACA opponents’ alternative to the health care reform law is to champion repeal and going back to the health care delivery system status quo ante. He specifically cited Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who he said was asked directly for an ACA alternative and refused to provide one.
“He just repeated repeal over and over again,” Obama said. “And we heard that from a lot of folks on that side of the aisle.”
“Look, I’ve always said I will work with anybody to implement and approve this law effectively,” the president continued. “You got good ideas, bring them to me. Let’s go. But, we’re not repealing it as long as I’m president.”
With this, the attendees and the president’s staff rose to their feet and delivered a 20-second ovation for the president.