Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Judge Napolitano: Kiss Your Freedom Goodbye

If this healthcare bill becomes law:

Congress recognizes no limits on its power. It doesn't care about the Constitution, it doesn't care about your inalienable rights. If this health care bill becomes law, America, life as you have known it, freedom as you have exercised it, and privacy as you have enjoyed it will cease to be.


In the Constitution, the Founders built in checks and balances. If the Congress got out of hand, the states would restrain it. If the states stole liberty or property, the Congress would cure it. If the president tried to become a king, the courts would prevent it.

In the next few weeks, I will be giving a public class on Constitutional Law here on the Fox News Channel, on the Fox Business Network, on Foxnews.com, and on Fox Nation. In anticipation of that, many of you have asked: What can we do now about the loss of freedom? For starters, we can vote the bums out of their cushy federal offices! We can persuade our state governments to defy the Feds in areas like health care—where the Constitution gives the Feds zero authority. We can petition our state legislatures to threaten to amend the Constitution to abolish the income tax, return the selection of U.S. senators to state legislatures, and nullify all the laws the Congress has written that are not based in the Constitution.

One thing we can’t do is just sit back and take it.

Emphasis mine.

That's as much as I could fairly quote, but I recommend reading the whole thing. The Judge does a great job communicating positive steps that we the people can take to fight such infringements on our freedom.

Since the 17th Amendment was enacted, the States cannot check the legislature, and the Senate cannot check the President's judicial appointments. And with the Senate's compliance in the President's judicial appointments, the judiciary cannot be trusted to check the President either. The Senate played a vital role in protecting and defending the Constitution. The only way to restore the Senate to its Constitutional role is to repeal the 17th Amendment.

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