While it is true that the SCOTUS, in effect, re-wrote ObamaCare so as to find a way, however contrived, to rule that the ill-begotten Marxist mistake passed Constitutionality muster, it is also true that obeying the rule of law is now entirely optional, following the precedent set by Obama himself with respect to illegal immigration, the War Powers Act, the use of executive privilege, recess appointments, and on and on.
Indeed, the era of Progressive Enlightenment has yielded a new standard for compliance.
It’s called “The Right Thing To Do” litmus which, in simple terms, means that if one does not agree with a particular law or equivalent (SCOTUS Ruling), one has the option of simply ignoring the offending statute, with impunity.
Besides providing urgently-needed flexibility for dealing with bureaucratic legislative rot, the “Right Thing to Do” standard is imperative when it comes to issues of grave moral significance such as abortion, taxation without representation, and other mainstays of the Obama reign of tyranny.
As of June 28, the abomination known as ObamaCare has joined the list of government lawlessness which MUST be ignored, and to hell with John Roberts, Stephen Bryer, and all three women “serving” on SCOTUS.
In a bit of good news from an otherwise dreadful week, it is reported in the reference that several Republican governors are indeed refusing to implement ObamaCare, at least until after the election:
WASHINGTON—Just because the Supreme Court affirmed that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, doesn’t mean that Republican governors are rushing to follow it.
“We’re not going to start implementing Obamacare. We’re committed to working to elect Governor Romney to repeal Obamacare,” said Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) Friday morning on a call with reporters hosted by the Republican National Committee.
The Affordable Care Act requires states to set up health care benefits exchanges to help Americans buy insurance. If a state fails to act, the federal government will operate that state’s exchange program.
States have until Jan. 1, 2013, to demonstrate to the Department of Health and Human Services that it has a plan in place for the exchanges, which are required to be up and running by Jan. 1, 2014.
“On the exchanges, we’ve continued not to implement the exchanges in Louisiana. We’re going to work very hard to get Governor Romney elected so this law will be repealed long before the effective dates,” Jindal added.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) did not go as far as Jindal on the call, although he made clear that his state is not jumping to comply just yet.
“We don’t even know exactly what that federal exchange would look like,” he said. “So there’s still some uncertainty at this point as to what the right course is. And over the next days and weeks we’re going to be evaluating the case as well as the options for Virginia.”
On Thursday, another leading Republican governor—Wisconsin’s Scott Walker—similarly said, “Wisconsin will not take any action to implement Obamacare. I am hopeful that political changes in Washington, D.C., later this year ultimately end the implementation of this law at the federal level.”
And so it goes. Responsible governors refusing to follow the Leftist Pied Piper (Obama)into destruction and devastation via ObamaCare.