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.

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lc purple raider
lc purple raider

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)

LC Old Dog
LC Old Dog

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:

NR Pax
NR Pax

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… Read more »

LC LOBO
LC LOBO

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?

emily_nelson
emily_nelson

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… Read more »

FrankOK
FrankOK

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… Read more »

LC hilljohnny
LC hilljohnny

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. voters dying early would also benifit the dems at election time. of course not having the ability to knock back a few… Read more »

FrankOK
FrankOK

LC LOBO growls and barks:
June 30, 2011 at 7:32 am
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I’ll ask again, when can we start shooting?

Not soon enough!!

LC FX Phillips
LC FX Phillips
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.

Mebbe havin’ his head up there so often wasn’t such a grande plan.. m-heh..

FrankOK
FrankOK

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… Read more »

LC Jackboot IC/A
LC Jackboot IC/A

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.

LC Aggie Sith, a goddess, only different, G.G.O.R.
LC Aggie Sith, a goddess, only different, G.G.O.R.

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?… Read more »

LC FX Phillips
LC FX Phillips

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… Read more »

LC FX Phillips
LC FX Phillips

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… Read more »

Cannon Fodder
Cannon Fodder

[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… Read more »

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy

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.

LC Trooper THX1138, Imperial Gadget Geek
LC Trooper THX1138, Imperial Gadget Geek

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

GamerFromJump
GamerFromJump

Reverse Star Chamber time!