We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
Those words above aren't from the U.S. Constitution. They are from the Declaration of Independence. Pay attention to one word in particular, "Liberty".
This country is literally founded on the understanding that people have a god given right to liberty. How many people know what liberty even means anymore?
- The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life.
- An instance of this; a right or privilege, esp. a statutory one.
See the first reference in the definition? That's important because "Obamacare" directly stomps on an individuals freedom from an oppressive restriction imposed by authority.
That's the point in my saying that this goes deeper than constitutionality. "Obamacare" is an affront to the founding of this country.
It has been specified in the Constitution itself that the federal government is not supposed to be focused on making laws that direct individuals in such manner. As a matter of fact, most such lawmaking is left to the states.
As a state issue, even if a person lived in a state that decided to adopt a similar setup, a person doesn't have to tolerate or accept it. They can move to another state that doesn't force such things on it's residents.
That is "Liberty" people. Being able to have the ability to choose, even if by location of residence, for yourself.
The people who wrote the Declaration of Independence and those of the Constitution were highly concerned with removing themselves from the strangling grasp of a government that did much the same in terms of forcing people to buy certain goods, pay certain taxes, etc...
Think of the ramifications. You buy what they tell you to buy, you sell what they tell you to sell, you use the currency they tell you to use and only what they tell you.
This government is turning into exactly what those "forefathers" broke away from, for many of the same reasons.
Folks, don't let the Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt that these politicians spread push you into giving up your liberty. They want to lull us into a false sense of security that trades our citizens liberties for a feeling of safety that doesn't really exist.