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by Michael Peroutka

Recently, arguments were made before the Supreme Court both for and against the Constitutionality of what is known as “ObamaCare”

You probably heard a lot of the screeching and shouting surrounding this topic in the news coverage.

But I would like you to think about something that you probably didn’t hear about, and maybe haven’t thought about concerning this issue – and other issues – that come before the Supreme Court.

No matter what opinion the Supreme Court issues in this case, or in any case before them, that decision does NOT have the force of law. 

Now, what the Supreme Court rules in this case is not unimportant, but – listen carefully – it is legally binding and enforceable only with respect to the parties in this particular case.

Therefore, it doesn’t affect anybody else. 

It doesn’t become “law”.

Stated another way; It’s a ruling with respect to the parties. But, it’s just an opinion with respect to the rest of the world.

Here’s the important implication of what I am telling you:  The governor of each and every state retains the full right and the duty to determine for himself whether the individual mandate complies with the Constitution or whether the whole scheme of “ObamaCare” complies with the Constitution. 

All the fanfare and coverage by the TV and the radio is a lot of smoke designed, I believe, to convince you and me that the Supreme Court is the “GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ” and is the final arbiter of the constitutionality of this matter and indeed of all matters in the country.

But if we look behind the curtain we find that this simply is not true. 

Why am I so sure of this?  I read the Constitution.  So can you.

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