Herman Winkels, Fargo, Published June 15 2013
Letter: Obama, high court are all criminalsAfter reading the op-ed page of June 10 Forum, I now know why my letters to the editor criticizing President Barack Obama never got printed. The editors gave a “leafy spurge” to the critics of Obama.
On June 7, during a TV news conference at a campaign fundraiser, where he was expounding on the benefits of “Obamacare” to the residents of California, Obama made the following statement: “I came into office committed to upholding the Constitution.” How does this reconcile with the fact that with the passage of “Obamacare,” Obama, members of Congress and the Supreme Court justices stole the authority to mandate that every citizen buy health insurance? That mandate was vested in “we the people” and states’ rights.
The five justices of the Supreme Court went even further by stealing the authority to write laws from Congress, by rewriting Obamacare so it would fit under the Commerce Act.
The results of the passage of Obamacare makes Obama a liar and a thief. The members of Congress who voted for Obamacare and the justices that gave the convoluted opinion and rewrite of the law are also thieves. They should be relieved of office and prosecuted as thieves. The U.S. House of Representatives has voted more than 30 times to repeal Obamacare, but Democrat Sen. Harry Reid, head of the Senate, will not allow the bill to be brought forward for a vote in the Senate. The Senate Democrats do not wish to admit they committed thievery when they voted for passage of Obamacare. These thieves belong in jail.