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Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling supports Obamacare

In a surprising 6-4 ruling the US Supreme Court ruled June 25, 2015 that the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare) is constitutional. Chief Justice Roberts joined that majority.

Conservatives were hoping the Court would declared the law, which was passed by Congress and signed by Pres. Obama in 2010 was upheld in an earlier ruling in 2012. IF the Court had ruled against the law most Republicans and conservatives would have celebrated.

Now the headlines tell it all. "Ted Cruz, angered by Obamacare ruling, tells ‘rogue justices’ to resign and run for Congress." from the Washington Times. Most of the other Republican candidates also were opposed to the decision and promised to kill Obamacare if elected.

(Picture from Ted Cruz official website)

Speaking on the Senate floor, the Texas Republican (Cruz) and 2016 GOP ... said that if the “justices want to become legislators, I invite them to resign and run for office.”

BUT Senator Cruz. The Affordable Act WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS!

The Court, Senator Cruz, is there to scrutinize acts of government such as Obamacare and determine if these acts are or are not Constitutional.That's the "checks and balances" in the US Constitution. It prevents power to become concentrated. AND, of course, the Supreme Court justices are the referees of what is and what is NOT constitutional. In my American government class I always tell students that the court is like the referees in sports. You may disagree with their call but they get the last word interpreting the rules.


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