I didn’t watch the evening news the day the Supreme Court ruled on Obamacare. I held my tongue as every single person on Facebook suddenly became a constitutional scholar. I can’t take it anymore, I’m going to have to share how I really feel before a vein pops or something. Here comes my 2 cents worth.
Allow me to put on my history teacher hat. When our present system of federal government was designed by the framers of the Constitution in 1787, they were still trying to settle the representation issue. Under the Articles of Confederation (a smaller government with fewer taxes that failed miserably) each state got one vote. There were 13 states and any measure required a 2/3 majority vote. There was only one branch of government, Congress, and even if they could pass something there was no executive to carry it out. Without the power to tax, the brand new American government was already in debt from fighting the Revolutionary War and had no means of income whatsoever. Continue reading