Another One For the Forces of Liberty

Thanks to a tip from LC Intellectual Conservative, we learn that yet another judge has actually bothered to read the law he’s supposed to uphold and, lo and behold, actually understands the principles set down by those ancient fuddy-duddies from “more than a hundred years ago” that JournoList’s Ezra “I’m Every Bit as Daft as You Think I Am” Klein can’t seem to comprehend:

Justice Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court in Pensacola ruled today that the primary mechanism used by the health reform legislation to achieve universal insurance coverage–the individual mandate–is illegal. If his ruling stands it would void the 2,700 page, $938 billion health reform bill passed last year.

And one of his arguments, all of them pure gold in this age of boundless imbecility:

Vinson rejects the administration’s argument that the health care market is unique since nobody can truly opt out–and that not buying insurance is in itself an economic activity since the cost of care then falls on others. Vinson mocks this argument, writing: “Everyone must participate in the food market… under this logic, Congress could [mandate] that every adult purchase and consume wheat bread daily.” If they didn’t buy wheat bread they might have a bad diet which would put a strain on the health care system, he writes.

Which is exactly correct and at the very core of this issue. If the Ogabe Junta’s argument is allowed to stand, there will be NO LIMITS to what the government can force you to do, regardless of how much “pragmatic conservatives” piss their tutus whenever somebody brings up the slippery slope argument because that would just be… “uncivil!”

The more we think about it, the liberals of today remind us of the Red Army. Crude, primitive but strong in numbers and relentless fanaticism, whereas the “pragmatic, civil, so-called ‘conservatives'” remind us of the fwench “army.” Never met an enemy they weren’t willing to bend over for in the name of “pragmatism” and “getting the best deal we’ve decided we can get, principles be damned.”

Is the battle won? Not by a long shot, but at least we’ve got somebody else pointing out that if OgabeCare is allowed to stand, we might as well call the American Experiment over and submit to an eternity of taking it up the arse from DC.

And if that’s what I wanted, I’d have stayed right where I was born.

You can’t shackle a free man or woman who believes in liberty. At best, you can slap the chains on a corpse.

Once you get done wading through the piles of corpses of your totalitarian friends, that is.

Bring it. I’ve lived long enough already. Not long enough that I don’t want to live any longer, but long enough that I know that my life isn’t what’s at the top of my list anymore. The liberty of my children and their children is.

You want to go up against that, you bed-wetting Ogabe cultists? Be my guest. I’d rather you didn’t, and I can’t guarantee that I’ll like the outcome, but I can guarantee that you won’t like the journey.

A coward dies a thousand times. Once is enough for me.

Just. Bring. It.

Thatisall.

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Radical Redneck
Radical Redneck
February 1, 2011 04:10

Excellent! I’ll be passing this on :em04:

Mike M
Mike M
February 1, 2011 05:26

Justice Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court in Pensacola ruled today that the primary mechanism used by the health reform legislation to achieve universal insurance coverage–the individual mandate–is illegal

“Are you serious?”

LC PrimEviL
LC PrimEviL
February 1, 2011 05:40

Bring it. I’ve lived long enough already. Not long enough that I don’t want to live any longer, but long enough that I know that my life isn’t what’s at the top of my list anymore. The liberty of my children and their children is. Yup. Who wants to die shitting the bed? Came in that way, rather go out… Read more »

February 1, 2011 12:47

Should it come to that, Misha, I believe we will prevail… Not simply due to our numerical superiority, or armament and training, but we fight for something we love, they fight against something they hate, meaning America…..we fight for our families, for like minded souls here and elsewhere, those willing to lay it on the line, even if for the… Read more »

BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK)
BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK)
February 1, 2011 12:52

In a stroke of absolute brilliance, Vinson quoted Obama himself. The quote used came from Obama the candidate, who questioned the legitimacy of mandates. Wait long enough, and leftists will eventually change positions often enough to contradict their own reasoning. Not that it really matters to them when pointed out, but it may help wake up a few more of… Read more »

irish19
irish19
February 1, 2011 16:11

Fuck civility! I find it interesting that the calls for same only started coming from the dhims after bloggers on the right (that’s right of the actual center-not the lefties’ center located just to the left of Karl Marx) began producing long, verifiable, linked lists of lefty hate speech and assassination fantasies going back to 2000 and before. Fuck ’em!… Read more »

LC MuscleDaddy
LC MuscleDaddy
February 1, 2011 16:37

Response to LC HJ Caveman82952 @:

Though much is taken, much abides;

and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven;

that which we are, we are;

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

– MD

LC Wil, S.C.E.
LC Wil, S.C.E.
February 1, 2011 16:53

And, of course, as always, the leftist asshats pretending to be Americans want to call Judge Vinson’s ruling “Judicial Activism.” Stupid Whitehouse. Judicial Activism is inventing shit like unquestioned rights to murder “unwanted” babies out of thin air. Actually READING the owner’s manual, Judge Vinson well reasoned, thoughtful opinion follows the Constitution, and prior Supreme Court rulings. Fuck them and… Read more »

LC Wil, S.C.E.
LC Wil, S.C.E.
February 1, 2011 17:00

As an aside, if you would like a perfect discription of Washington D.C., pick up your bible, turn to the first Chapter of Isaiah, and begin reading at verse 20.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
February 1, 2011 19:00

LC MuscleDaddy says:

Response to LC HJ Caveman82952 @:
Though much is taken, much abides;
and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven;
that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
– MD

THAT was fucking awesome.

LC Proud Infidel
LC Proud Infidel
February 1, 2011 21:14

FUCKIN’ A, common sense begins to come out at last!! I sincerely hope that it keeps up once that living abortion of a bill is in the US Supreme Court and it gets KILLED there as well!! Here’s a happy thought: Say the [wannabe] Emperor B. Hussein Obama is proven NOT to be a native-born US Citizen and therefore ineligible… Read more »

irish19
irish19
February 1, 2011 21:35

Q: When the Obamas are having sex, why is Michelle always on top?

A: Because Barack can only FUCK UP!!

Great one! Mind if I use it?

LC Anniee451
LC Anniee451
February 1, 2011 23:27

As one libertarian blogger points out about a Napolitano-style snitching system – where you call people in who don’t have their children strapped in the car like mummies – I wish you people (gov’t stoolies) had died before you got old. I suppose I can do the same. I’m in; and I’m rather sure I won’t like the results. But… Read more »

LC Anniee451
LC Anniee451
February 2, 2011 00:17

Also, Ezra Klein made the most unintentionally hilarious funny when he said that. He doesn’t know the difference between a hundred and two hundred – which is probably why he’s confused about plain English.

Erbo
Erbo
February 2, 2011 01:36

Of course, Obama has already declared his intention to ignore the decision and continue full blast with the socialist takeover of healthcare. The Administration could appeal the ruling, and petition the court for a stay on the ruling pending appeal. That would be playing by the rules. But they’d rather just say, “Screw that!” Judge Vinson refused to grant injunctive… Read more »

LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An
LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An
February 2, 2011 02:40

This is but a battle in a campaign, and that is but part of a larger war to Restore our poor, suffering country. The Constitution has struck back, but they may parry the blow. Two things to watch. On January 14, Chairman Darryl Issa of the House Oversight Committee sent a letter requesting certain specific documents from the Department of… Read more »

Cricket
Cricket
February 3, 2011 10:17

I thought the Constitution was a living, breathing, document, subject to interpretation by the left, as only they could promote the general welfare through taxation. One last thing, and then I need to scram to hunt up a paper I wrote on securities….government lives to perpetuate itself. Think of that before you vote for a Flat Tax. It is STILL… Read more »