Sixth Circus Court Declares Constitution Null and Void

Well, except for the Commerce Clause, that is, which is, according to the Sixth Circus, the supreme law of the land. The rest of the document was just written by the Founders because they still had a few hours to waste and needed to put in some filler.

The court ruled that the law’s requirement that most Americans maintain health insurance fell within Congress’s constitutional authority over interstate commerce.

Which, obviously, leaves the rest of us with the burning question: If that is so, just what activity on the part of the formerly free citizens of our former republic is NOT open for the Federal government to step in and micro-manage and, as a bonus question, why don’t we just cut out the Commerce Clause and burn the rest of the Constitution?

The Commerce Clause was put in there to keep the individual states from waging economic warfare on each other, and that was it. We somehow doubt that the Founding Fathers, had they intended for it to supersede everything else in the Constitution, would have even bothered writing the rest. We are, on the other hand, quite certain that if they’d known how it would be abused by future tyrants in black robes, they would have never written it or, more likely, they’d have called the whole revolution off. Who wants to sacrifice everything they have to fight for something that a bunch of sniveling slimebuckets will throw away anyway?

Think it isn’t all that bad? Think again. Let’s take another example: His Imperial Majesty happens to like the local Texan brew Shiner Bock rather a lot. Under the sixth circus court’s reasoning, it would be entirely within the Constitutional powers of the Fed to make it illegal for me to purchase said beer since it, being a local brew, most assuredly does affect my beer purchasing habits and thus my likelihood of investing in out-of-state brands.

You say I could stop drinking beer altogether? Not so fast, Guido! That would most assuredly hurt out-of-state brands’ chances of selling beer to me and thus, here we go again, hurt interstate commerce. Therefore, per the sixth circus clowns, it is also within the Constitutional powers of the fed to not only forbid my purchasing Shiner Bocks, but to also force me to buy out-of-state brands. Indeed, they would be well within their Constitutional bailiwick to force me to drink beer in the first place, even if I were a recovering alcoholic or just somebody who happens to not like beer.

Electricity? I live in a state that provides a lot of energy to states that love their electricity, but think that producing the stuff is “icky” and therefore prohibit it because it might hurt the natural habitat of the three-toed, bloodsucking night warbler. Thus the Fed, endowed with the powers that the sixth circus cockgobblers wish them to have, is well within their rights to force me to turn the lights and A/C off since my consumption affects the price of electricity in Los Angeles. Interstate commerce, don’t you know?

Of course, the show ain’t over until the Supreme Court sings, but the sheer idiocy of the “justices” of a supposedly higher court has to give any person who wishes to remain free pause.

Oh, and the fact that one of the “justices” who found in favor of tyranny was a Bush appointee should give people who might still listen to the GOP establishment pause too.

“A republic, madam. If you can keep it.”

Not if we continue to tolerate that sort of nonsense, that’s for sure.

Rope. Tree. Judge.
Some assembly required.

19 comments

  1. 1
    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    You will pry my Shiner Bock out of my cold dead hands.

    And after I have ventilated many of you with very large slugs.

    And I don’t mean the slugs in your garden.

    Oh, and foist. (for once)

  2. 2
    LC Old Dog growls and barks:

    purple raider, you stole my comment before I could write it ya Bastich! Actually I agree with you 100% and Misha himself will testify that it is Shiner Bock that we will fight over! :em01:

  3. 3
    NR Pax growls and barks:

    I spent the first part of this month out in San Antonio and had the pleasure of trying Shiner Black. Thankfully, my liquor store of choice is located outside of Montgomery County so I should be able to get a case of the stuff.

    Judge Graham dissented. If the majority was correct, he asked, “What aspect of human activity would escape federal power?”

    Well the feds haven’t stopped trying to regulate us to death, sir. I think it’s safe to say “nothing” is the correct answer.

  4. 4
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    Lemme see, the courts in Indiana toss the Fourth under the bus, the VA in Houston says that you can’t use the G word (might offend someone if you say God bless you.) tossing the First under the bus. I’m wondering if I have to follow the law anymore…….
    I’ll ask again, when can we start shooting?

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    emily_nelson growls and barks:

    I totally agree with you. I fear the gov’t's one size fits all approach. The worst problem of course is that we are living in a thugocracy.

    Have you heard about the LA desert clearing? (there’s a link to an article on it at instapundit) They are forcing people who’ve been living there for years to leave. Using the power of gov’t to tell people that they can’t use their own land unless the gov’t has given them permission to is truly tyrannical. :em08: :em06:

    Welcome back, edit button!

  6. 6
    FrankOK growls and barks:

    I’ve said for years the US government has been working overtime since 1945 to breed the testicles off the population. Said balls were only necessary during the previous four years to rebuild the country from the effects of the Great Depression and to protect the future founders of the UN in Belgium.

    It’s rather evident to me the effect of this “citizen taming” the government took on years ago has worked nicely as these judges are not serving as impromptu wind chimes as we speak.

    One or two getting angry enough to do something (as was the intent of the Second Amendment re: situations where government oversteps its authority per the Founding Document) will be treated like a couple of kooks. 50-100 people make up one of those crazy militia groups. The sheer effect of thousands, however, would be hard for even the most left wing/commie/socialist newsrags to dismiss.

    With Dad afraid he’d lose his job and Mom quite happy with the stuff she’s been allowed to stuff her nest with, I see little chance of this ruling being “overturned” in the future.

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    LC hilljohnny, possom poker growls and barks:

    since it has been shown that non-drinkers do not live as long on average a total ban would be the key to reducing the cost of government healthcare and obviously fall within the scope of the commerce clause. :em01:
    voters dying early would also benifit the dems at election time. :em03:
    of course not having the ability to knock back a few to ease the pain of dealing with government intrusion might have it’s own consequences.
    can you imagine the effect of people having to vote sober? :em06:

  8. 8
    FrankOK growls and barks:

    LC LOBO growls and barks:
    June 30, 2011 at 7:32 am
    … snip

    I’ll ask again, when can we start shooting?

    Not soon enough!!

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  11. 11
    FrankOK growls and barks:

    LC fxpcpa growls and barks:
    June 30, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Sorry for the way of topic but this just in
    Obamedia confirms what everyone with a brain already knows. Obama is a dick …

    Not really possible – you know, Mother Nature being such a bitch and all.

    “DICK” is a colloquial term used to refer to the male penis. Ogabe being a fucking liberal means it’s a physical impossibilty he would have one.

    The apology was, in fact, necessary as calling the liberal SOB a “DICK” implies he’s a man and that implication should piss of every man in the world.

  12. 12
    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    I agree 200% boss. That any government could regulate the citizenry NOT acting is beyond belief. Any rational person should see through this. That libtards cannot or will not, proves the incredible twisting of logic that defines their sick ideology.

  13. 13

    This is the dissent to the Sixth Circuit ruling:

    If the exercise of power is allowed and the mandate upheld, it is difficult to see what the limits on Congress’s Commerce Clause authority would be. What aspect of human activity would escape federal power? The ultimate issue in this case is this: Does the notion of federalism still have vitality? To approve the exercise of power would arm Congress with the authority to force individuals to do whatever it sees fit (within boundaries like the First Amendment and Due Process Clause), as long as the regulation concerns an activity or decision that, when aggregated, can be said to have some loose, but-for type of economic connection, which nearly all human activity does. See Lopez, 514 U.S. at 565 (“[D]epending on the level of generality, any activity can be looked upon as commercial.”). Such a power feels very much like the general police power that the Tenth Amendment reserves to the States and the people. A structural shift of that magnitude can be accomplished legitimately only through constitutional amendment.

    Again, that was the DISSENTING OPINION. ONE judge has bothered to read the Constitution.

    CharlietittyfuckingSheen….. those idiots passing for judges are begging for a reckoning.

  14. 14
    LC fxpcpa growls and barks:

    The court ruled that the law’s requirement that most Americans maintain health insurance fell within Congress’s constitutional authority over interstate commerce.

    I guess they have now redefined interstate commerce as “transactions happening entirely within a state”. From what I understand insurance is entirely regulated within each state and any insurance company must conform to that states mandates for how to operate within the law. At no point is interstate commerce i.e. goods or services purchased and transported across state lines, being pursued as each insurance company is constituted and registered within each jurisdiction in which it is doing business.

    The commerce clause was originally meant to prevent tariff wars between the several rates(as happened under the Articles) and was never meant to operate on such a micro level. It was extended as such by Wickard v Fillburn which thought that grain produced for personal consumption was interstate commerce. It was neither.

    As LC Aggie Sith cites, plus a decision right out of 1984 where a federal judge posits that congress has the ability to regulate your very thoughts, the interpretation that congress can compel a legal citizen to perform an action in order to stay a legal citizen turns a document of clearly limited powers into a document that authorizes the government to run rough shod over the citizens ability to assess and provide for his own needs as he sees his best interest.

    The doctrine of interpretation colloquially known as “the living constitution” is more aptly defined as the death of liberty for the benefit of the morally vain and intellectually bankrupt.

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    LC fxpcpa growls and barks:

    FrankOK says

    Not really possible – you know, Mother Nature being such a bitch and all.

    “DICK” is a colloquial term used to refer to the male penis. Ogabe being a fucking liberal means it’s a physical impossibility he would have one.

    The apology was, in fact, necessary as calling the liberal SOB a “DICK” implies he’s a man and that implication should piss of every man in the world.

    :em01:

    I don’t necessarily disagree but the rest of them are such mealy mouthed mewling pussies that they mistake him for a dick just because he acts like a tough guy.

    They have to stop mistaking belligerent ignorance for resolve. Obama takes the stands he does because he is purposefully blind and totally numb to the ramifications of his actions.

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    Cannon Fodder growls and barks:

    [The Congress shall have Power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes;

    This wording says REGULATE not MANDATE. This clause does not, in any way allow congress to require the purchase of any “product.” Am I the only one here that thinks that the government types are using this to see if they can get away with an enormous power grab?

  17. 17
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    The insanity really starts if the Supreme’s rule in favor of the Socialist takeover. How long do these “appellate” judges sit? Please tell me its not for life.

  18. 18
    LC Trooper THX1138, Imperial Gadget Geek growls and barks:

    sorry, but fed judges, from district on up are on bench for life.

  19. 19
    GamerFromJump growls and barks:

    Reverse Star Chamber time!