The Rainbow and Unicorn Tour
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, rejecting a major challenge to the landmark law in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans…. Scalia said that Roberts’ 2012 decision that upheld the law and his opinion on Thursday “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.”
Recalling what I wrote at last year’s end…
The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will face SCOTUS challenges in 2015 which will have minor effect. It is a tax, and as such the Republicans have as much lust for it as the Democrats. In the end, it will matter little as any semblance of the current United States will cease to exist in approximately 20 years.
Though I didn’t explicitly predict the SCOTUS to uphold ACA I expected the entire brouhaha to be another insignificant anecdotal point along America’s destructive path. This broad, lawless interpretation of something as mundane as healthcare paves the way for the SCOTUS to rule in favor of the plaintiffs in the Obergefell case (homogamy issue) and make deviancy legitimate.
In addition, the current firestorm regarding the elimination of Confederate merchandise, from Amazon to Sears to Etsy to Walmart, promises to lead to some interesting unintended consequences. From the soldier in marbled legacy…
Now is the time to talk about replacing the statue of Robert E. Lee, as iconic as it is controversial, from its perch at the center of Lee Circle, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Wednesday (June 24) during a gathering held to highlight his racial reconciliation initiative.
To other symbols of our collective history…
Online retail giant Amazon’s Monday decision to ban the sale of merchandise depicting the Confederate flag has many Americans scratching their heads, as a quick review of Amazon’s site reveals the company still sells Nazi flags.
Eliminating the moral compass results in more than moral consequences. It’s a denial of reality.