Human Exceptionalism

Obamacare Repeal: Imperial Administration Flouting Judicial Ruling Gives Whole New Meaning to “Yes We Can!”

I am growing increasingly concerned that the Obamacare Administration thinks it is above the law.  Days have passed without the government asking the Judge Vinson or an appeals court to stay the ruling that the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional and void.  That means the ruling is now binding.  But the administration says nothing has changed.

Then, I read that the Department of Interior has been held in contempt for repeatedly flouting another judge’s ruling regarding the BP Oil Spill Disaster.  From the story:

The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled. Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and reinstituting a series of policy changes that restricted offshore drilling, following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman of New Orleans ruled yesterday. “Each step the government took following the court’s imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance,” Feldman said in the ruling. “Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the re- imposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium, and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt,” Feldman said.

This is becoming a disturbing pattern of behavior.

We are entering the outskirts of Nixonian Territory.  Whether one supports or rejects Obamacare, whether one believes Judge Vinson got it right or wrong, his ruling cannot be flouted–it must be contested in the courts.  By failing to do so and acting as if the ruling doesn’t matter, President Obama is undermining the rule of law and sowing national confusion and discord.  It gives a whole new meaning to “Yes we can!”

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