Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside the rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and those with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism inevitably leads to corruption, and corruption invites extortion. Ultimately, the rule of law ceases to exist in any recognizable form, and what is left is tyranny.
Sounds about right. He goes on to speak of how this made the American experiment such a radical, radiant new direction when the Founders secured equal protection under the law in the Constitution. But what’s all this about?
Obamacare’s chickens, to borrow a phrase our president may have heard somewhere before, are coming home to roost. The law, as currently adjudicated, has been ruled unconstitutional. The president’s own secretary of health and human services, Kathleen Sebelius, has admitted a major section of the Obamacare law is “totally unsustainable.” Before casting his vote in favor of Obamacare, Sen. Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat, described it as “a Ponzi scheme of the first order, the kind of thing that Bernie Madoff would have been proud of.” Well, Mr. Conrad, Mr. Madoff certainly would be proud of you and your colleagues.
The now-familiar monthly trickling down of new waivers is, at best, a tacit admission that Obamacare is a failure. So far, seven entire states and 1,372 businesses, unions and other institutions have received waivers from the law. The list includes the administration’s friends and allies and, of course, those who have the best lobbyists.
Emphasis mine. You’re reading that right: 7 states and almost 1400 businesses, unions and what have you have secured an official waiver making the law as passed – and trumpeted by the Administration, I might add – completely unenforceable against them. A staggering 20 percent of those waivers have landed in just 1 of the 435 congressional districts in this country: Former Speaker and now just Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the woman who held the gavel in the House when this ridiculous monstrosity passed.
Read the whole article, it’s good. But it raises the question that, frankly, every single supporter of Obamacare is now responsible to answer for the rest of us. If this law is so good, so right, so proper, why is Obama Administration handing out waivers for it? To anyone, let alone to such an overwhelming number of their own allies, people who fought to get this thing passed in the 1st place?
There is no better indication that something is horribly wrong with this thing than the fact that the people who were loudest in advocating it are now sneaking around to find ways to not have to comply with it. It needs to be repealed, in its entirety, and replaced with a more reasonable, market-based set of reforms that everyone will be required to follow.