The administration told us the individual mandate wasn’t a tax to get ObamaCare passed by a Democratic-controlled Congress that bent or broke every rule in the book, even though the people clearly said they didn’t want this health-care takeover. Then Mr. Obama’s legal team argued before the Supremes that it wasn’t actually an individual mandate; it was a tax, after all. The Court held today, led by conservative Chief Justice Roberts, that indeed it is a tax, and therefore constitutionally acceptable. He added that it’s not his job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.
Well, whose job is it? It’s ours, and we’d better make it right in November, or the next step will be even more difficult: civil disobedience.
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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