In 1776, the 13 American colonies had a total population of 2.5 million people and a land area of 200,000 sq. miles. The colonists had no Internet, no telephones or telegraphs. And yet somehow, out of that vast expanse, 56 brave individuals found each other and came together to sign the Declaration that launched the greatest beacon of hope and freedom that the world has ever known.
Today, as we consider the consequences of John Roberts' ruling on Obamacare, we are reminded of the guiding principle that compelled our nation's founders - that Americans cannot count on others to defend their liberty.
Unless voters remove the president from office this November, Obamacare will proceed to create 150 new boards with vast powers over Americans' healthcare, including a new bureaucracy run by 15 czars who will use something called comparative effectiveness research to decide what treatments patients will and will not be provided by their health insurance. It will force Americans to purchase government run products and services, whether or not they want them. It will redistribute $1.76 trillion of taxpayer dollars for subsidies intended to hook the middle class on a new form of welfare. And it will go a long way toward furthering Barack Obama's goal of creating a giant nanny state. If left in place, it will push us to follow socialist Europe over an economic cliff that will impoverish the very people that Barack Obama says he wants to help .
Now it is up to average Americans, to step forward and say "Enough". The upcoming elections will decide whether we have limited government or an oligarchy that can do whatever it pleases simply by calling it a tax. Ultimately it is up to us as voters to decide what happens next.
More than 200 years ago Americans came to understand that they couldn't trust their freedom and prosperity to a big, far away government unanswerable to its own people. Today, more than ever, that is a lesson worth remembering.