“In the current debate over the amendment to defund Obama-care, I find the actions of the Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate appalling. These actions are especially maddening when one considers that this is a law that never should have seen the light of day, but, passed by one vote in the Senate,” states Texas businessman and 2016 American Citizen Party presidential candidate Bob McNeil.
McNeil asserts, “As has been well documented, the administration and Democrats had to argue first that the individual mandate’s penalty was not a tax (in order to round up congressional votes), then had to argue in some courts that it was a tax (for some purposes) and in other courts that it wasn’t a tax (for other purposes), and then had to use the “it’s a tax” argument as a Hail-Mary afterthought in its Supreme Court argument, even while knowing full well that if they somehow won the case on that basis, they would immediately disavow in public the very argument they used to win the case.”
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was asked to rule on the constitutionality of the Obama-care Mandate on the grounds that the government had no constitutional authority in its attempt to force Americans citizens to pay for insurance by law. McNeil recounts, “With the law having already experienced numerous near-death experiences and survived only on the basis of trickery and sheer dishonesty, this unconstitutional and illegitimate law — and a deeply unpopular one with a majority of the public — was on its death-bed again before Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts lost his nerve. Roberts reportedly sided originally with those who would kill the law in its entirety. Logically, legally, constitutionally, he knew the law did not pass muster. Logically, legally, constitutionally, he also knew that the mandate’s penalty in particular was not a tax. That’s how he voted in conference, and that’s what he was prepared to announce — until Obama’s pressure and public scolding from some editorial boards made Roberts blink.”
Roberts chose not to rule on the Obama-care Mandate, which was obviously un-Constitutional, and instead decided, out of thin air, to call the Mandate a tax. As such, Roberts reasoned, Congress had the constitutional power to tax which therefore made Obama-care constitutional. But Roberts must have left his copy of the Constitution home the day he rendered his decision; that is assuming he even has one. The Constitution says, Article I, Section 8, that the House of Representatives holds the exclusive prerogative to tax on the Federal level, and that all tax and spending bills must originate in and pass the House before moving on to the Senate. The Obama-care bill, passed by Congress as a Mandate and not as a tax, originated in the Senate and not in the House.
McNeil summarizes, “So, Roberts both said that something not called a tax and not located in the revenue section of the bill and not really resembling a tax in most respects, and not amounting to a tax according to the “most straightforward” or “most natural” reading of the law, could nevertheless be assumed to be a tax for constitutional purposes if he squinted hard enough, used his imagination, and climbed through Alice’s rabbit hole; and that such a tax would be constitutionally legitimate even though it fits none of the definitions of acceptable taxes provided for in the Constitution’s text itself.”
Therefore, McNeil reiterates, “Obama-care, as a tax, is rendered invalid and is unconstitutional.” “This is no small matter,” argues McNeil, “because if any governmental body other than the House of Representatives is given the power to tax on a Federal level, then any and all Federal agencies would be free to level taxes at will.”
Other grounds by which Obama-care could be challenged constitutionally include its uneven enforcement which violates the principle of equal justice under the law. Obamacare exceptions, for example, often have nothing to do with legitimate hardship but rather these exceptions are politically motivated and thus represent unfair advantages are granted to certain people or groups over others. For example, government staff members and businesses lucky enough to be located in Nancy Pelosi’s congressional district have been given exemptions. And perhaps the most troubling violation of the Constitution by Obama-care, McNeil points out, is the violation of the confidentiality of the doctor-patient relationship. This violates the 4th Amendment which reads as follows:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,
shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly
describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
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Bob McNeil CREDS
American Citizen Party Candidate, 2016
Accountant, Former Internal Auditor and
Self-employed Business Consultant Responsible
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U.S. Marine Corps, 1968-1974, Sergeant (E-5)
Proclamation of Freedom 2017
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BIOGRAPHY IN A LETTER TO AMERICA:
My name is Bob McNeil, founder of the American Citizen Party, and candidate for President of the United States in 2016.
I describe myself as “an ordinary man living an extraordinary life”.
- A professional business consultant with an accounting degree and 35 years of experience auditing multi-billion dollar corporations, here in the United States, and in a number of countries around the world.
- A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968 through 1974.
- A father of two daughters.
- A grandfather of three beautiful children.
- A trusted friend to many.
I have been disillusioned with our two-party political system for quite a while now, but, rather than complain about it, I decided to do something about it.
So, using a lifetime of experience, plus the analytical skills I have acquired during my career as a professional auditor, I set out to write a plan that would spark the “21st Century American Revolution”.
Knowing the dangers of that exercise from the people in power, and to ensure its success, I established the following criteria for the plan:
- It must be constitutional;
- It must be peaceful;
- It must transcend race, religion, age, gender, political affiliation, economic status, and all other things that the politicians and the media use to divide us as a nation, and;
- It must restore liberty and prosperity to ALL American citizens.
In 2008, after one year of research and writing, I emerged with the plan. I formed the American Citizen Party in 2009 to serve as the platform from which to implement it, and have talked to millions of Americans about it in person, on the radio and in my blogs since then.
Now, it is time to go nationwide in order to build momentum for the 2014 election and my 2016 Presidential run.
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