With the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare, nothing has changed as far as our relationship to Washington, DC. The Federal courts remain the sole power which defines the extent of Federal power. Naturally, the Feds decided in their own favour and upheld an expansion of their power. This is hardly surprising. The real shock would have been if they had decided against expanding their powers. What individual, if he were able to give himself more power, would not do so? Very few. Let us put the US Supreme Court’s decision in some historical context. This is the same court which has defined interstate commerce as virtually any activity an individual does. It’s the same court which took over our once locally-controlled school system. It’s the same court which upheld the extraordinary power grabs of the FDR and LBJ years. It’s the same court which has always been against us; nothing has changed in this respect.
What has changed is some people’s confidence in the system. It has taken a nose-dive. This is a very positive thing. Today is a golden opportunity to explain to people that the Feds are their enemy. When people express surprise or anger about the decision it’s an opportunity to make the point that the Feds are always against us and that as long as the Feds get to define their own powers we are going to continue to lose more freedoms, prosperity and security.
Hope in the Federal system is no hope at all. Despair in the system is the beginning of hope because it is a necessary step towards opposition. Opposition to the system is hope.