Friday, July 06, 2012

Is this the end of America as we know it?

Some critics of the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare have been using defeatist language, as if this marks the end of American democracy. I agree with them that the ruling is detrimental to Federalism and limited gov't.

But what we always need to keep in mind that, in politics, nothing is forever. That's both good and bad. Good policies are precarious, but bad policies are precarious. It all depends on the party in power at any given time. Five votes on the Supreme Court, one way or the other. Elections make a difference.

The Supreme Court ruling is a bad decision, but it's etched in sand, not etched in stone. In politics, nothing is locked in for all time. Indeed, major policies can often change overnight–for good or ill. At the stroke of a pen. What was done can always be undone. Now is not the time to give up and head for the hills.

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