Obamacare and "the power to destroy"

by Howard Rich

Nearly two centuries ago Daniel Webster stood before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of James McCulloch, head of the Baltimore branch of the Second Bank of the United States. At issue were two basic questions: Did the federal government have the authority to establish a bank? And did states have the authority to tax that bank (and by extension the federal government)?

"An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy," Webster famously argued in opposition to the latter question.

Chief Justice John Marshall agreed, parroting Webster's words almost verbatim in his ruling.

"That the power to tax involves the power to destroy ... (is) not to be denied," Marshall wrote.

Yet this "undeniable" premise - first invoked in 1819 on behalf of an onerous expansion of federal authority - has been explicitly rebuked 193 years later in support of an even more onerous expansion of federal authority. In fact the destructive power of taxation has just been extended far beyond a mere list of items subject to duties, imports or levies - it can now actually compel participation in the private sector.

More than at any other time in American history, the power to tax has indeed become the power to destroy - our economy, our liberty and perhaps one day even our lives.

Chief Justice John Roberts'
refusal to rein in this destructive force will have immediate and lasting reverberations. First, Roberts' decision singlehandedly turned a 5-4 overruling of U.S. President Barack Obama's socialized medicine monstrosity into a narrow upholding of its "constitutionality."

"Obamacare" - which will impose $800 billion in new taxes, add $2 trillion to the national debt and raise health insurance costs by an average of $2,100 per family - is now poised to wreak havoc on a nation that's already suffocating under high taxes, crippling deficits and a devalued dollar.

Obviously this is a catastrophic outcome - yet it pales in comparison to the long-term damage done by this decision....

Read entire article at NetRightDaily.com




button02b.gif

Categories

Archives

Pro-Life Articles

add your site
FREEDOM EDEN Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Catholic Fire Aug 18, 2017, 5:49 am
Aardvark Alley Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Aardvark Alley Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Aug 18, 2017, 4:35 am
Papa Mike's Blog Aug 18, 2017, 4:18 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Aug 18, 2017, 3:15 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 18, 2017, 1:40 am
Papa Mike's Blog Aug 18, 2017, 12:30 am
A Follower of Francis Aug 17, 2017, 11:25 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 10:33 pm
open book Jan 1, 1970, 4:00 am
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 9:55 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 9:44 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 9:26 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 17, 2017, 9:25 pm
Alex Schadenberg Aug 17, 2017, 9:22 pm
Live Action Blog Aug 17, 2017, 9:16 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 8:45 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 9:13 pm
Live Action Blog Aug 17, 2017, 7:26 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 7:48 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 17, 2017, 8:12 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 6:58 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Aug 17, 2017, 7:01 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Aug 17, 2017, 6:58 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Aug 17, 2017, 6:55 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 17, 2017, 8:46 pm
Live Action Blog Aug 17, 2017, 5:27 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 5:36 pm
HumanLifeMatters Aug 17, 2017, 6:20 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 17, 2017, 5:18 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 17, 2017, 5:51 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 17, 2017, 5:53 pm
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Aug 16, 2017, 12:31 pm
Sprittibee Aug 17, 2017, 5:11 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 4:37 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 4:57 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 17, 2017, 7:11 pm
Alex Schadenberg Aug 17, 2017, 4:09 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 3:26 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 17, 2017, 6:04 pm
Rose and Her Lily Aug 17, 2017, 3:05 pm
Pro-Life Unity Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 17, 2017, 2:20 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 17, 2017, 4:50 pm
Christian Coalition Blog Aug 17, 2017, 2:18 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 2:08 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 1:18 pm
LifeNews Aug 17, 2017, 1:26 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Aug 17, 2017, 1:27 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 17, 2017, 1:57 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 17, 2017, 1:24 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 17, 2017, 4:11 pm
Live Action Blog Aug 17, 2017, 12:02 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Aug 17, 2017, 1:12 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 17, 2017, 1:00 pm
Live Action Blog Aug 17, 2017, 12:02 pm
The Common Room Aug 17, 2017, 9:59 am
The Aquila Report Aug 17, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Aug 17, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Aug 17, 2017, 4:04 am
The Aquila Report Aug 17, 2017, 4:02 am
The Aquila Report Aug 17, 2017, 4:05 am
The Aquila Report Aug 17, 2017, 4:03 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Aug 17, 2017, 10:00 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 17, 2017, 9:47 am
FREEDOM EDEN Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 17, 2017, 8:23 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Aug 17, 2017, 5:35 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Aug 17, 2017, 5:20 am
Colossians Three Sixteen Aug 17, 2017, 3:19 am
Catholic Fire Aug 17, 2017, 3:29 am
Live Action Blog Aug 16, 2017, 9:28 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Aug 17, 2017, 2:11 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Aug 17, 2017, 2:16 am
Papa Mike's Blog Aug 17, 2017, 1:02 am
LTI Blog Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
FREEDOM EDEN Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Live Action Blog Aug 16, 2017, 10:41 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 10:15 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 10:56 pm
Live Action Blog Aug 16, 2017, 8:52 pm
Live Action Blog Aug 16, 2017, 9:28 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 9:46 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 9:17 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 10:04 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 16, 2017, 9:40 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Aug 16, 2017, 9:02 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
Live Action Blog Aug 16, 2017, 8:52 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 8:40 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 8:48 pm
Students for Life of Illinois Aug 15, 2017, 3:30 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 7:19 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 8:05 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 16, 2017, 9:22 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 6:59 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 6:44 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 16, 2017, 6:48 pm
BIG C CATHOLICS Aug 16, 2017, 6:00 pm
Live Action Blog Aug 15, 2017, 6:07 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 5:39 pm
FRC.org - Web Log Aug 16, 2017, 5:19 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 4:21 pm
Happy Catholic Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Happy Catholic Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Live Action Blog Aug 16, 2017, 3:54 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 3:24 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 3:49 pm
Happy Catholic Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Aug 16, 2017, 3:49 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 16, 2017, 5:07 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 16, 2017, 2:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 16, 2017, 1:30 pm
Operation Rescue Aug 16, 2017, 3:03 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 2:14 pm
LifeNews Aug 16, 2017, 2:53 pm
Alex Schadenberg Aug 16, 2017, 2:07 pm
A Voice For Moms© Aug 16, 2017, 2:41 pm
Pro-Life Unity Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
EmpowerShop Prolife Aug 16, 2017, 12:17 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Aug 16, 2017, 12:42 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Aug 16, 2017, 12:27 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Aug 16, 2017, 12:33 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Aug 16, 2017, 12:30 pm
EmpowerShop Prolife Aug 16, 2017, 12:31 pm
A Damsel No Longer in Distress Aug 16, 2017, 11:40 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Aug 16, 2017, 10:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 13, 2017, 3:28 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 15, 2017, 7:14 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 14, 2017, 6:09 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 14, 2017, 3:21 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 15, 2017, 7:48 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 14, 2017, 9:43 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 14, 2017, 11:46 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 14, 2017, 5:40 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 15, 2017, 4:37 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 13, 2017, 2:33 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 14, 2017, 6:01 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 15, 2017, 3:59 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Aug 15, 2017, 3:00 pm
Catholic Fire Aug 16, 2017, 4:24 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Aug 16, 2017, 4:35 am
The Aquila Report Aug 16, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Aug 16, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Aug 16, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Aug 16, 2017, 4:08 am
The Aquila Report Aug 16, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Aug 16, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Aug 16, 2017, 4:01 am
The Aquila Report Aug 16, 2017, 4:01 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Aug 16, 2017, 4:20 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Aug 16, 2017, 2:26 am
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
A Follower of Francis Aug 16, 2017, 1:10 am
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 11:00 pm
LTI Blog Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Aug 16, 2017, 1:15 am
cultureshift Aug 16, 2017, 12:28 am
LTI Blog Jan 1, 1970, 12:00 am