UPDATE: A Bad Day For America – Obamacare Ruled Constitutional
“This decision goes against the very principle that America has a federal government of limited powers; a principle that the Founding Fathers clearly wrote into the Constitution, the supreme law of the land. The Constitution was meant to restrict the power of government precisely for the purpose of protecting your liberty and mine from the overreaching hand of the federal government.
This unprecedented decision says that Congress has the authority to force citizens to buy private goods or face fines — a power it has never had in American history, and a power King George III and Parliament didn’t have over us when we were mere subjects of Great Britain. Since the federal government itself could never articulate to the court a constitutional limit to this power, Congress has gained an unlimited power to force citizens to buy anything.” — Ken Cuccinelli, Attorney General, Virginia
The individual mandate provision of Obamacare was a Bait and Switch from the gitgo — advertised as a penalty, sold as a tax. Which, except in scale, makes Barack Obama and the Democrats no different from any other sleazy merchants that make a living by defrauding their customers.
At least the High Court is consistent. Since it ruled that lying about the healthcare mandate was okay, it also determined that an individual’s right to lie about his military service was constitutional as well. The Stolen Valor Act was invalidated, meaning that every fraudulent Rambo-wannabe in America is now free to cover his chest with unearned medals. After all, it’s his First Amendment right.
Well, grab your sergeant and dosey-do. Barack Obama has ordered the armed forces to not only tolerate but to celebrate perversity:
For the first time in the history of the U.S. military, the Pentagon auditorium on Tuesday was the setting for a celebration of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transexuality that included short addresses by the commander and chief and the defense secretary via video.
… In the message, Obama praises lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans as “unsung heroes.”
Only in the dysfunctional mind of this most curious of presidents could sodomy be considered a “heroic” act, especially if it’s not even being performed under enemy fire — and scraping your lips on the bristly cheeks of your freshly liberated top sergeant in the Orderly Room doesn’t count. Of course, the Commander-In-Chief is not all about diversity. When he’s not busy canonizing homosexuals, he’s industriously whittling away at the hardware the nation needs to defend itself:
- Two senior leaders of the House Armed Services Committee this week criticized President Obama’s forthcoming plan to seek deeper cuts in strategic nuclear warheads, calling a Pentagon study on the matter “unilateral disarmament.”
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon and Rep. Michael Turner, chairman of the strategic forces subcommittee, made the comments in response to a report in the Free Beacon disclosing that the president has decided to seek a deployed strategic warhead goal of as few as 1,000 warheads under the Nuclear Posture Review implementation study.
“While Iran, North Korea, India, Pakistan, Russia and China remain committed to nuclear weapons, and in some cases are expanding and modernizing them, this president has thus far succeeded in only reducing the nuclear arms of one country: the United States.”
The Spirit of the Bayonet is long gone, at least when it comes to radical Islam:
- The U.S. military is guilty of political correctness toward domestic Islamic terror, according to a congressional report made public Wednesday that concludes al Qaeda is using U.S.-based Muslim radicals to plan mass casualty attacks.
The Obama administration “chose political correctness over accurately labeling and identifying certain terrorist attacks appropriately … Based on the hearings on the domestic Islamist terror threat, the committee concluded that radicalization of American Muslims remains “a real and serious homeland security threat.” The report also found that Muslims in the United States are not cooperating enough with law enforcement in countering the threat. Significantly, the report stated that the U.S. government needs to “confront the Islamist ideology driving radicalization.” (Military hit for correctness)
While Obama downsizes our Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines, and forces formerly rough and ready non-coms to train in pregnancy simulators, the increasingly belligerent Mullahs of Iran are preparing to send a naval flotilla into the Atlantic:
On July 19 [Navy Commander Habibollah] Sayyari announced … the Iranian Navy plans to move vessels into the Atlantic Ocean to start a naval buildup “near maritime borders of the United States”.
“Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to the American marine borders,” Sayyari said.
And construction of an Iranian long-range missile base in Venezuela apparently continues apace:
The J-Post says the Revolutionary Guard-controlled engineering group Khatam al-Anbia is helping build the site said, that will include missile defenses, special forces units, and control stations.
Iran’s oil revenue is reportedly going to the construction of bunkers, watch towers, barracks, and 65 foot deep rocket silos.
The article points out that the base will allow Tehran to conduct missile strikes at “Iran’s enemies” if Iran is attacked.
From Caracas to Miami is about 1,300 miles, maybe a couple hundred more than from the Peninsula — possibly within the range of Iran’s Ashoura medium-range ballistic missile that can cover a distance of over 1,200 miles.
Well, okay, but how’s Obama’s vaunted “reset” with Russia working out?
Russian strategic nuclear bombers threatened U.S. airspace near Alaska earlier this month and F-15 jets responded by intercepting the aircraft taking part in large-scale arctic war games, according to defense officials … U.S. officials said the arctic exercises over the Russian Far East and Pacific appeared to be a further sign of Russia’s hardening posture toward the United States.
The Obama administration made no protest of the bomber intrusions, according to the officials, in line with its conciliatory “reset” policy of seeking warmer ties with Moscow.(The Bear at the Door | Washington Free Beacon)
No one’s afraid of a toothless tiger … and our own president is the one who’s pulling our teeth.
- The Obama Retreat (iranaware.com)
- GOP plans East Coast missile defense shield (thehill.com)
- Obama Orders Military ‘Gay Pride’ Celebrations (The Patriot Post)
- Obama’s unilateral disarmament: White House drive for ‘nuclear zero’ imperils the world (Washington Times)
- Krauthammer: Obama military reforms a ‘road map of American decline’ (The Daily Caller)
- CPUSA Says Re-electing Obama is “Absolutely Essential” (Accuracy In Media)