ALG's Daily Grind: The death of the Court and the protection of individual liberty

June 29, 2012

The death of the Court and the protection of individual liberty

What is the extent of Congress' taxing authority?

Cartoon: "Just a Tax"

Are basic and fundamental rights being eroded by the taxing power?

Video: Obamacare Largely Kept In Tact, This Has Negative Impact

The Supreme Court has decided against upholding the constitution and sticks with most of ObamaCare. This decision could hurt you in the future. Reporter Frank McCaffrey spoke with ALG's Don Todd and Counsel Nathan Mehrens to get the story.

What the Supreme Court did

The Court did hold that the imposition of the individual mandate could not be sustained as part of Congress' Commerce Clause powers, but at the end of the day the result is the same:  those who choose to not purchase health insurance must pay a "tax" to the federal government for exercising that right.

Big government incentivizes commercialization of politics

A bureaucratic monster state with the power to hand out virtually unlimited favors and benefits incentivizes the commercialization of politics as a business.