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An unprecedented expansion of federal power

By Scott Tibbs, July 11, 2012

I submitted this to the Indianapolis Star last week.

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold ObamaCare was a dark day in American history. As the dissent pointed out, Chief Justice Roberts went to the extreme of rewriting ObamaCare to make it constitutional. Obama and the Democrats denied all along that the individual mandate was a tax and argued it was not a tax, but Roberts ruled it was a tax so he could uphold this destructive law.

Now Obama and his allies whine that we should not have any more "divisive" debate on health care. Sorry, Mr. President, life does not work that way. You do not get to decree what we do and do not debate in this country. We are still debating the policies of the Bush administration, so the idea that health care is off limits is just silly!

ObamaCare's many flaws cannot fit into a letter to the editor. Here are a couple.

It is not insurance when you force insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions. It is a transfer of wealth.

The fact that the federal government can tax a non-activity is an unprecedented expansion of federal power and opens the door for government to control every aspect of our lives. This is frightening.