When I first heard about the Roberts’ defection, upholding Obamacare, I tried to be philosophical about it. We had Obamacare the day before the decision, and we still have it. And the more I read about how Roberts may have caved to pressure to preserve the sanctity of the court (what about the sanctity of the Constitution?), the less I wanted to talk about it because it’s done. We can’t change the Supreme Court decision. Roberts will forever rank as gum on the bottom of my shoe, but… So what?
Does the Constitution even matter anymore? If the majority of Americans consider it to be an interesting historical document rather than a compact to defend, is that all it is? All over the world, there are tin pot dictatorships with lovely constitutions expounding all sorts of meaningless rights and freedoms – meaningless because they’re ignored. Is that where we’re going?
It’s enough to cause a full blown depression.
The hell with that.
Are we going to let five goons in black gowns, like modern day dementors, suck all the life and liberty out of us?
This is what the Tea Party movement was about. This is why I finally got off my butt and started the blog I’d been thinking about for years but never had the will to write. This is why I began attending demonstrations for the first time in my life.
It isn’t going to be easy – big government is everywhere, and that’s the real problem. Obamacare is just a logical outgrowth of a government which makes sidewalk lemonade stands illegal, or requires licenses for California face painters, or gives the EPA the right to regulate the air you exhale (when the robots take over, this is going to their excuse for killing off humanity). And I think the way to start is to make people aware of all these silly, stupid laws, and how harmful they are.
We also need to do a better job of paying attention in primaries and paying attention to how our elected representatives are actually voting. Just because someone has an (R) after his name, doesn’t make him a conservative.
I’m still depressed.
But now I’m angry too.