Tyranny is not just such an abundance of laws that we must go through our lives as robots to avoid prosecution. A key aspect of tyranny is the rule of law being applied unevenly. The closest thing to a caste system or class system in America is created by allowing one group to decide who laws apply to, and who is exempted from those laws. This is tyranny when congress can pass a law which applies to every American, and then exempt themselves from it. Joining congress in the top tier class are their cronies who are also given exemptions from laws applied to the rest of the USA. Some businesses must abide by a law, while others are exempt from that law. Guess which businesses will succeed, and which will fail?
I am talking about why Obamacare gives congress and the president unprecedented control over the economy. The government can exempt businesses and individuals from the requirements in the Affordable Care Act. This means that if one company donated to politicians, and another company in the same field did not, the President or Congress can exempt the company who payed to play, and force the competitor to foot the increased costs of Obamacare. Since the two companies now have different costs imposed by government, the one that donated to politicians can undercut their competitor, who must pay the additional costs of the health care law.
The rule of law is probably the single biggest reason why places become economic powerhouses. When the fruit of one’s labor is protected from plundering hordes, thieves, and government, one creates more fruit. In a system where the government can come down on your business at any given minute and ruin it with a law that does not apply to your competitors, the rule of law does not exist. If the Sheriff of Nottingham can decide which businesses to take the profits from for the King, how long until those select businesses close for good?
Although the 14th Amendment was aimed at state governments, it also applies, like all the other amendments, to the federal government. The Fourteenth Amendment ends by stating that the government cannot “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”. Since the president and congress like to pretend the Affordable Care Act is a good thing, it seems those being exempted from the law are having their Fourteenth Amendment violated. And since everyone is scrambling to have their Fourteenth Amendment violated in regards to the protections offered by Obamacare, the true nature of the law is revealed. It was never meant to protect anyone, rather only those exempted from the law would benefit. Since the law was written as to allow unequal protection for individuals, it is unConstitutional based on the fact that it can be applied or suspended, therefore violating the 14th Amendment.
The bill is even being used in the Senate in an attempt to strong arm Senators into allowing exemptions from the law. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) was able to include a provision in Obamacare that forced Congress and their staff into the Obamacare exchanges even though he was against Obamacare, saying “The more that Congress experiences the laws it passes, the better”. But his provision was watered down, and allowed for subsidies for congress. Two other Republican Senators have now drafted a bill that would force all of congress and their staff into the exchanges without subsidies. Senate President Harry Reid (D-Nevada) then proposed that any Senator who votes for the provision removing subsidies for congress and forcing congress into the exchanges, be forced to use the exchanges subsidy free, whether or not the vote passes. Essentially he wants unequal protection of the laws for members of congress depending on how they vote in the legislature.
So this is tyranny, when a protected political class gets to decide when the rule of law is applied, and when it’s suspended. As the economy spirals the drain, we will see with our own eyes that without the rule of law, there can be no strong economy.