Things are bound to heat up in the Supreme Court, either today, or later this week. Everyone is waiting with bated breath. How the nine justices will rule on the Obama health care law and the Arizona law that deals with illegal immigration? Chances are good that at least part of Obamacare will be struck down as unconstitutional, namely the mandate that every American purchase health care insurance. As for the Arizona law, I have long thought it would be struck down, but many of the opinions I have read across the Internet seem to say otherwise. We shall see, I suppose.
The Arizona law is an attempt to do what the federal government has been unwilling to do. Because the federal government has been so lax in its efforts to enforce our immigration laws, the state of Arizona passed its own law, requiring state law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of anyone they deemed to be suspicious. I have speculated about the constitutionality of the law before, but even if is declared unconstitutional, I can understand the frustration that must be in Arizona. They are the ones directly affected by the lax enforcement of immigration laws. Therefore, the state has to pay the related bills. You can’t blame them for wanting to put a stop to the bleeding.
Obviously, how the Supreme Court rules on Obamacare will have far-reaching implications in America. The Democrats have already laid the groundwork for a possible ruling that strikes down the health care insurance mandate, and for the possibility that the entire law will be tossed out. I can’t count the number of comments I have heard from liberals, saying the law has already helped people. They say it would be disastrous and expensive to roll back the changes that have already been implemented in our health care system. I say, maybe they should have thought more carefully about the constitutionality of the health care law, before they forced it on the American people.
I expect to see a lot of blowback on the Supreme Court, if they rule against the health care law in any way. President Obama has already set that stage, with his attack on the Supreme Court earlier this year. His statement that the Supreme Court Justices were nothing but an unelected group of people was a clearly an attempt to put them in what he considers to be their proper place. How dare they rule against Obama and the law he helped ramrod through Congress, with little or no real debate? If you thought that attack was blatant, just wait and see what he does if Obamacare is struck down.