The Supreme Courts majority decision on Obamacare is an able example of how it has become a meaningless institution, incapable of protecting our rights as individuals. Indeed, they've ceded their role to the Administrative State, redefining words and rewriting law with no regard to our rights, nor the limitations of government set forth in the US Constitution.
From Scalia's dissent:
"Having transformed two major parts of the law, the Court today has turned its attention to a third.
The Act that Congress passed makes tax credits available only on an “Exchange established by the State.” This Court, however, concludes that this limitation would prevent the rest of the Act from working as well as hoped. So it rewrites the law to make tax credits available everywhere. We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.
Perhaps the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will attain the enduring status of the Social Security Act or the Taft-Hartley Act; perhaps not. But this Court’s two decisions on the Act will surely be remembered through the years.
The somersaults of statutory interpretation they have performed (“penalty” means tax, “further [Medi- caid] payments to the State” means only incremental Medicaid payments to the State, “established by the State” means not established by the State) will be cited by litigants endlessly, to the confusion of honest jurisprudence. And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.
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