We can agree that today's Supreme Court decision upholding the "Affordable" Health Care Act was a shocker for conservatives. We'll talk of the decision. But, now it is on our shoulders to use this as a rally point to assure a strong turnout for conservatives on election day.
Today, the United States Supreme Court decided Obama care was Constitutional. The court voted 5-4 with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the liberal justices. Alito, Kennedy, Thomas and Scalia all supported the dissenting opinion.
At the core of the decision was the ruling that approved the individual insurance mandate. Many analysts had forecasted the court would strike this down as a violation of the commerce clause. Not so fast. Chief Justce Roberts cited Congress' authority to tax as the angle to approve the mandate. So, in essence the court side stepped a decision involving a precedent on the commerce clause, and supported current taxation law. Of the decisions that curbed back some provisions was the ruling that the federal government cannot penalize states for opting out of expanding Medicare/Medicaid services. The implications of the 193 page ruling will need to be hashed out over the next several days to fully understand the impact of the judgement.
Now what? Do we pout and gristle about the decision? No, this is the time for conservative activism. You do have control over the destiny of your health care despite the Supreme Court decision. It's called the power of the vote. Your voice, your active support of conservative candidates in your community and of course your vote. Now more than ever it is critical we take back the Presidency, assure strong conservative control in the Senate and bolster the House of Representatives. This is the time for grassroots America to respond en masse to rebuking Obama care at the ballot box. This is a time of opportunity. And a time to turn the tide of American destiny.