Barack Obama, Professor of Unconstitutional Law

April 4th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Constitution, Health Care Reform, Hot Topics, Other Videos One Response
Barack Obama, Professor of Unconstitutional Law

President Obama has declared war on the Supreme Court in advance of the Court’s ObamaCare decision. Declaring the Justices of the Court “unelected,” Obama seems eager to create a constitutional crisis. Why is Obama insulting the integrity of the judiciary and not making the constitutional argument for his health care legislation?

However, the 5th Circuit Court has their own questions for the President:

According to Fox News,

A federal appeals court is striking back after President Obama cautioned the Supreme Court against overturning the health care overhaul and warned that such an act would be “unprecedented.”

A three-judge panel for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered the Justice Department to explain by Thursday whether the administration believes judges have the power to strike down a federal law.

One justice in particular chided the administration for what he said was being perceived as a “challenge” to judicial authority — referring directly to Obama’s latest comments about the Supreme Court’s review of the health care case.

The testy exchange played out during a hearing over a separate ObamaCare challenge. It marked a new phase in the budding turf war between the executive and judicial branches.

“Does the Department of Justice recognize that federal courts have the authority in appropriate circumstances to strike federal statutes because of one or more constitutional infirmities?” Judge Jerry Smith asked at the hearing.

Smith also made clear during that exchange that he was “referring to statements by the president in the past few days to the effect … that it is somehow inappropriate for what he termed unelected judges to strike acts of Congress.”

“That has troubled a number of people who have read it as somehow a challenge to the federal courts or to their authority,” Smith said. “And that’s not a small matter.”

Smith ordered a response from the department within 48 hours. The related letter from the court, obtained by Fox News, instructed the Justice Department to provide an explanation of “no less than three pages, single spaced” by noon on Thursday.

Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Day Three Summary

March 29th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: around the nation, Health Care Reform, Hot Topics, Limited Government, Regulations No Responses

The Court’s morning session concentrated on whether, if the individual mandate is held unconstitutional (as looks increasingly likely after yesterday’s argument), it can be cleanly severed from the rest of ObamaCare, and if not, what other portions of the act must the Court strike down with it.

The Court’s afternoon session focused on whether Congress’s conditions on the states to continue to participate in the Medicaid program were constitutionally coercive. The two sessions were largely distinct but had some overlapping aspects.

Obamacare at the Supreme Court: Day One

March 26th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Health Care Reform, Hot Topics, Uncategorized No Responses

Rare is the occasion when the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather to hear three days of arguments, and rarer still is when it is for a case like Obamacare — one that cuts to the core of the Constitution and whose outcome could fundamentally alter the role of the federal government and its power over the people. But today the Court will do just that when it open its doors and begins weighing the arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s seminal health care law.

Senator John Barrasso (WY) On the Fight Against Obamacare

March 26th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: around the nation, Constitution, Health Care Reform, Hot Topics, Limited Government No Responses

Sen. John Barrasso earned the nickname “Wyoming’s Doctor” after working for 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon in Casper. Today he represents the state in the U.S. Senate and is one of the leading critics of Obamacare.

Religious Liberty: Obamacare’s First Casualty (30 second version)

March 5th, 2012 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: around the nation, Health Care Reform, Hot Topics, Limited Government, Other Videos No Responses
Religious Liberty: Obamacare’s First Casualty (30 second version)

The controversy over the Obama Administration’s anti-conscience mandate and the fight for religious liberty only serves to highlight the inherent flaws in Obamacare. This conflict is a natural result of the centralization laid out under Obamacare and will only continue until the law is repealed in full.