I didn’t hear the news until about 11:00. I had just come out out of a meeting…got my car from the garage and was headed back into New Jersey from Manhattan. I had an hour drive in front of me. Here are the thoughts that went through my mind…
How could John Roberts side with the liberals? The individual mandate is so clearly unconstitutional – even to a layperson – how could it be?
Kind of like a Vince Flynn book. Someone got to Roberts. I bet they got to him and told him he has to vote this way or members of his family – kids, wife, parents, whoever – were going to be killed.
Later this afternoon, it’s going to come out that Roberts was coerced. A Secret Service agent overheard Obama and Axelrod discussing the Roberts blackmail. He managed to get them on tape discussing it. Later this afternoon, the whole story will come out, Roberts will issue his REAL opinion, and Obama and Axelrod will be taken away in handcuffs.
When my son is my age, will he be able to call the doctor and go see him?
How can I protect myself from the government? Isn’t there some way I can hide from them?
I remember when I was in sales. Most months, management would offer spiffs for the sale of certain products. So I, and all the rest of he sales team, would immediately set about scheming on how to sell the stuff that would make us the most money. Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do?
There was a story a couple years ago about a school system that took away hamburgers, pizza, chicken nuggets and all the good stuff. A bunch of liberal nuts created a menu of quinoa, bean salad, and a bunch of other crap that nobody wants to eat. It took about 3 weeks for a thriving black market food exchange to develop. The kids were buying and selling smuggled cheeseburgers and pizza. Are wonder if there are doctors who will just treat us for cash under the table?
Is it really gone? Is the country gone? If the government can make us buy health insurance, what else can they make us buy?
How come so many people think this is about health care? To me it’s not about health care at all. How can two people see things so completely differently?
Conundrum: Obama says that people shouldn’t have to pay the medical bills for those who don’t have coverage, therefore everyone must have it. But the people who are forced to buy it are being forced to pay for health care for others, since the new insurance purchasers are need to fund Obamacare.
What the hell is wrong with John Roberts?
They could tell us what to buy. When to buy it. What type to buy. How many to buy. How often to buy. And if we don’t cooperate, they can take our property. How is that not tyranny?
Can’t we do something?
How can one person – ONE person – someone who is unelected and unaccountable, decide the fate of the Republic?
Buy this or pay a fine! That is now a tax. Huh?
I think the only way to beat this is to make so much money, none of this matters. Maybe this is good for some people? If I can make say, $1 Million a year, will I really give a damn? I suppose if I make that much, the government will confiscate the majority of it, but I’ll still do okay right?
I don’t think I have any faith in so-called conservatives in Congress. Even if we get Romney, and filibuster-proof House and Senate, will they repeal this thing? Will they really?
What CAN”T the government make you do? I mean, if they can make you buy health insurance, why stop there? How is it different than anything else?
Maybe this will be the straw that broke the camel’s back. I bet this is going to fire up the Tea Party in a way that nobody could anticipate. I wonder if Obama just sealed his fate for November, by inflaming us like this?
I wish Obama would put his god damned chin down. I mean, who does that? All kidding about God complexes aside, who holds poses like that?
I was worried before, now more than ever. I really think the country as we know it is over. We’re no longer the land of the free.
My emotions are strange. I don’t feel anger or anything like that. I’m genuinely sad. I think the USA has been changed in a way that can’t be undone.
Will my kids be okay?
What can I do to protect my kids from the government?
All we can do is try to fix this with Congress. It’s all we can even hope for. So, I guess I’ll do my part. I’m going to Tweet, Facebook, write letters, make phone calls, blog, heckle politicians, recruit friends, organize Tea Parties. I am going to do everything in my legal power to vote every leftist out of office this November. I will work tirelessly to this end.
I think this is the day America died. So first, I’ll be sad for a day.