Federal Appeals Court Judge Okays Slavery to the State

Time to Retire?

Tuesday, the US Circuit Court for Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld Obamacare on the basis that the government can effectively do anything it damned well pleases, unless it’s specifically forbidden by a right enumerated in the Constitution.  That’s the net meaning of Judge Silberman’s lunatic-maniacal ruling.  Silberman, a Reagan appointee thought by many to be among the most conservative judges in the country has apparently lost his mind, or he’s been bought off or black-mailed.  Something is thoroughly wrong with Silberman, because nobody can be so incredibly wrong accidentally after a career made  up of consistently thoughtful decisions. This particular ruling is the work of somebody who has abandoned the constitution, its meaning, and the entire notion of constitutional government.  It’s time for Judge Silberman to go, whether by retirement or by impeachment.

Nothing in his long history of decent service explains this departure from reason, and only senility or subversion explains the 76 year-old’s decision.  I don’t know what has turned Judge Laurence Silberman from his lifetime along the path of reason and justice, but I really don’t care.  It’s time to pack up his gavel and get the hell off the bench if he doesn’t know the difference between the regulation of a producer and a consumer.  Judge Silberman’s ruling effectively tells us we can be compelled by government to buy anything it comes to believe is in its interests.

Let’s consider what Judge Silberman said in his ruling:

“The right to be free from federal regulation is not absolute, and yields to the imperative that Congress be free to forge national solutions to national problems, no matter how local  — or seemingly passive  — their individual origins,” Judge Silberman wrote in the majority opinion.

Consider what this means.  According to Silberman, even seemingly passive activities may be regulated.  Along these lines, why can’t government require you to purchase stock in IBM, or even require the purchase of government bonds?  What rationale permits him to believe this is the proper role of government?  I shudder to think what must have become of his mind.  Once, he had been a leading constitutional jurist, but now he’s reduced to the level of another statist hack, lying upon his back in supine submission to the almighty state.  This ruling crudely asserts that every action or inaction of any producer or consumer is subject to regulation and command by the Federal government.  If you thought you had lived in a free country, I want you now to know and understand that Laurence Silberman has just given Congress permission to tell you how to spend or not spend every penny you have, earn, are owed, owe, or in any way come to possess.  There is no further limit. None!

I’m not an attorney, and I don’t play one on TV, but let me tell you my layperson’s view of this ruling:  What Judge Silberman has declared in this ruling is that you are a slave to the interests of the United States Federal Government.  You will have no sovereignty over your own economic activity or even inactivity that Congress cannot overrule.  It’s a frightening abandonment of the principles that we’ve enjoyed as a nation for more than 200 years.  Yesterday evening, I covered the “Christmas Tree Tax” and what you must understand is that this ruling of the Appeals Court means that not only does the federal government claim the authority to regulate you and charge you fees, but also to compel you to buy things.  If the government says it can force you to pay a fee if you choose to purchase a Christmas tree is bad enough, but consider what will  happen when Silberman’s ruling serves as the eventual precedent by which you will be ordered to buy a Christmas tree in the first instance.  This is where the court’s ruling leads.  Silberman was joined in this 2-1 decision by another Carter appointee and hack, Judge Harry Edwards, but please do understand that Edwards’ decision in this case isn’t the surprise.  The news in this ruling is Silberman’s abandonment of reason.

This one ruling says more to me about the future of this country than anything else that has happened recently.  We must see this overturned, or we will have no country.  Judge Silberman is happy to consign us all to the status of slaves.  Some will make excuses for  him, given his previous rulings, but I won’t.  If you slip a mental gear, it’s time to go.  We can’t afford this any longer, and we can’t afford such judges either.  Jay Sekulow says there will be an appeal.  Whoopee!  The real loss in this ruling was Judge Silberman’s mind.  Time for him to go.

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2 Responses to Federal Appeals Court Judge Okays Slavery to the State

  1. Very good overview, Mark.

    It sounds like the Stamp Act Part Deux. And you know where that whole thing ended up…

  2. mchill says:

    Its not about Christmas trees-

    Its about making Christmas trees more EXPENSIVE-

    Sounds like Obamma's momma wouldnt let him have one, and now he resents the people who are 'rich' enough to afford one. He exacts his revenge and taxes the 'rich' at the same time – two birds with one stone…

    and better beleive this guy is a Bird Killer…

    You got the judges position wrong…that would be on the knees palms stretched out and down on the prayer rug – facing neither left nor right but certainly to the East.

    Hope the real god helps us all, there is a minimum 13mos of this
    punishment for the election of a Godless Man left on our plate. Until the ouster of this fool by election, RENDER unto Ceaser that which is Ceasers.

    Your analysis of the Gingrich Cain debate was spot on — but consider this…Consrvatives want the man pulling the strings to be one firmly
    planted in principle…we need someone that will run the choices thru
    that perspective – before the decisions are made.

    Can we trust Cain to stay focused on the problems…

    Probably more easily than trusting the consensus finder Gingrich-

    If Gingrich were chief adviser, and Cain can stay focused I would still
    offer up a Cain/Gingrich

    Its a left-brain/right-brain match-up that would do Frankenstein proud.
    Left to his own devices Gingrich tends to wander off the reservation, but
    given the proper directions he excells at finding solutions.

    Either way, the party platform can be as pro-life as it wants, but must
    guarantee a 4yr moratorium on new laws about the subject…its the only way to take the middle, and the womans vote…

    Let the next election be a referendum on Abortion, and give the whole
    of the American People the reassurance that for 4 years the CIC will be focused on the economy…

    Some have said put Paul in charge of the treasury… why not go all the way and put him in charge of the FED…from the top he can stop all the things he objects to about it / and or phase it out or shut it down.

    Has anybody ever asked him to think about it…

    The best part of the debate was when Cain asked Gingrich to consider
    the 2nd seat.

    mchill/ tampa fla