AUL Provides In-Depth Analysis of SCOTUS Ruling
Posted by Matt Yonke (July 2, 2012 at 9:03 am)
Americans United for Life (AUL) has provided this excellent, easy to understand analysis of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act [PDF].
Among other things, AUL notes that Chief Justice John Roberts’ siding with the majority in the case may not be as pernicious as many conservatives are seeing it to be.
They note that the ruling holds that the individual mandate that all Americans must carry health insurance is valid as a tax, but not within Congress’s power to regulate under the Commerce Clause. This actually may leave us in an even better position to fight the law through the electoral process.
AUL quotes Justice Roberts:
Members of the Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our Nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.
In other words, Justice Roberts is saying, “I can’t fix this for you, but I can leave it open for YOU to fix it with your power as citizens.” This makes it all the more important that we get out the vote in support of religious freedom this November! Vist the Take Action Now page to see what you can do to support that effort.
What do you think about Justice Roberts decision? Let us know in the comments.