Obama said, "I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."
I'd like to remind everyone that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed the House of Representatives by a vote 219-212. Not exactly what I would call a "strong majority".
The President went on to mock the Supreme Court and questioned how an unelected group of people could overturn a law.
Apparently, the former lecturer on constitutional law has never actually read the Constitution.
We have a system of checks and balances in this country. An overzealous Congress and President cannot pass a law that contradicts the Constitution.
One power that the Supreme Court has is judicial review, which is its check on the legislature and executive branches.
This power was first exercised in Marbury v. Madison and has been recognized ever since. The only remedy for a legislature and President acting outside their constitutional authority is the judiciary.
If the Supreme Court strikes down ObamaCare and rules in unconstitutional, it will be acting within its authority.
The judicial activism that conservatives despise occurs when courts change an otherwise constitutional policy.
The best example of this type of activism is the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade. The laws outlawing abortion do not violate any constitutional rights. The Court's decision to say that they do is an example of legislating from the bench.
In short, Obama believes that everything he does is right and anyone who contradicts his vision for fundamental transformation is just an activist.
President Obama truly believes that he is above the law, that his word is the truth and everyone who disagrees with him is wrong or too stupid to understand.
What Obama is attempting to do is undermine the American system of government, circumvent the Congress, and impugn the sovereignty of the individual.
What's impressive is that he has accomplished all of these goals with one piece of legislation.
Florida v. HHS will be the defining Supreme Court case of our generation, the Brown v. Board of Education of the 21st century. It is imperative that the Supreme Court deems the law unconstitutional.
It is, however, more important that we do not let Barack Obama get reelected.