Obama vs. the Court

Apparently believing that ObamaCare will be struck down, yesterday Mr. Obama opined about how it would be a case of “judicial activism” for “unelected judges” to overturn a law passed by a “strong majority” in Congress. A few thoughts:

–His concern over “judicial activism” is a laughable case of chutzpah. Liberals depend on judicial activism to advance their agenda when they can’t get what they want via the ballot box or the legislative process.

–It is the high court’s job–and has been since Marbury v. Madison–to rule on the constitutionality of federal statutes. How is it that the constitutional law professor doesn’t know this?

–Does Mr. Obama, who has already appointed two undistinguished (and “unelected”) judges to the Supreme Court, now propose that they be directly chosen by voters?

–Regarding that “strong majority,” ObamaCare barely squeaked through Congress, by hook and by crook, with almost zero Republican support. Not that the margin of victory matters, but I wonder what Mr. Obama considers a “weak majority”?

–If Mr. Obama wants the Court to defer to the will of the people, why won’t he? Opinion polls consistently show that a “strong majority” of voters has rejected ObamaCare.

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 €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew 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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