In a perfect world, some brave member of Congress would quickly draft legislation requiring all voting age citizens to purchase a minimum of one handgun and then a minimum of 500 rounds of ammunition annually. To insure that all citizens abide by this new law, the NRA would be authorized to verify the purchase and maintenance of the original gun and the yearly purchase of ammunition. All violators of the law would be fined or imprisoned for failure to comply.
In a perfect world though, it would not be required to take such actions to show the path that today’s Obamacare ruling validates.
A door has been opened that will be difficult, if not impossible to close. The Federal government can require you to do, or purchase anything they deem necessary as long as it is done in the form of a tax. I will leave the political posturing to others, and direct my focus only upon the loss of freedoms this day forecasts.
To all of those on the Left who are cheering the ruling because they either believe in Obamacare, or they believe it will help their candidates in November, go back and read my first paragraph. Hopefully it pisses you off enough to contemplate the law of unintended consequences.
The law that I outlined could become a reality under today’s ruling and the justifications given. Just change mandatory insurance purchase to mandatory gun purchase, and change the NRA to the IRS. What would your argument be then?
The court has spoken, the law is valid until repealed, and your freedoms have been further eroded. It has been decided that your free will to make personal decisions concerning your life and future have been permanently ceded to the will of Congress.
Forget all of the spin from politicians telling you who won today and focus only on who lost; you.
by Jack Woodward 6/28/12
[ Editor’s Note on 6/29/12 : Well, it’s the day after this article was written and it appears that there is at least one brave member of Congress with the guts to make the analogy used in my first paragraph. Allen West of Florida raised the exact point in an interview today. Way to go Congressman! Here is the interview.