Liberals should be calling for slavery to be reinstituted
By J. J. Jackson
Liberals are overjoyed. It doesn't happen much, I know. Liberals are usually so dour and cranky, complaining about how evil capitalists are keeping them down. However, with Chief Justice Roberts ignoring the Constitution to find Obamacare constitutional, they are unusually chipper. Meanwhile, conservatives are learning first hand what I have warned about in the past, that Chief Justice Roberts would astoundingly disappoint them.
So, because of Justice Roberts acting like Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Obamacare stands. Ok, ignore the fact that no matter how many words are spoken in defense of Obamacare that there is still no authority under Article I of the Constitution that justifies it. We are just going to go on the notion that despite any real justification, Obamacare is constitutional as the left wants to believe.
The logic of a liberal goes as follows: a liberal Congress passed the law, a liberal President signed the law, and a majority of brain dead justices upheld the law. Therefore, the law must be constitutional. Facts be damned. Actual wording of the Constitution be damned doubly.
The left's standard is set as thus: A law is declared constitutional by the Supreme Court, no matter how wrong, therefore it is all good with them, and they will fight for it to be implemented.
Now, let's rewind to the year 1857. The issue of slavery is being hotly debated as opposition to its horror is growing quickly. The Supreme Court is hearing the case of Dred Scott v. Stanford. In the decision, the Supreme Court declares that persons of African-American descent cannot be, nor were ever intended to be citizens, that Congress cannot ban slavery in the western territories, and that the due process clause of the Constitution cannot be used to free slaves.
The short of it? Slavery is legal. Not only is it legal, but it is constitutional.
Now it is time for the kicker. Dred Scott has never been over turned. It still stands as a decision today.
By the standard of leftists today, they should be defending race-based slavery as a-okay just based on these facts. They would have to jump for joy and rush out to defend the practice. They would be lined up to personally put every black man, woman, and child into shackles because, after all, they cannot be citizens and were meant to be slaves.
Oh sure, there is the annoying little problem of the 13th Amendment which outlaws slavery for any offense other than punishment of a crime for which the party has been duly convicted. But, if Article I, Section 8 of the constitution can be ignored by liberals to let Obamacare stand, then they can also ignore the 13th Amendment too. There is no difference.
That is their standard after all. And as liberals often proclaim, the Constitution is a living document and must evolve anyway.
If I were a person living in America with any sort of darker colored skin, I would be very afraid. If liberals can ignore one part of the Constitution today, what is to stop them from ignoring it tomorrow?
They should do this in the name of the Supreme Court saying it is ok to do.
Me however? I will stand for what is right. Regardless of what some morons in black robes say.
J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author from Pittsburgh, PA who has been writing and promoting individual liberty since 1993 and is President of Land of the Free Studios, Inc. He is the Pittsburgh Conservative Examiner for Examiner.com. He is also the owner of The Right Things - Conservative T-shirts & Gifts. His weekly commentary along with exclusives not available anywhere else can be found at http://www.libertyreborn.com.