The Humble Libertarian

Mind your business.



Thursday, June 28, 2012

Conservatives’ consolation prize


George Will makes some interesting observations on the SCOTUS Obamacare decision and actually believe that it will advance the cause of liberty.
If the mandate had been upheld under the Commerce Clause, the Supreme Court would have decisively construed this clause so permissively as to give Congress an essentially unlimited police power — the power to mandate, proscribe and regulate behavior for whatever Congress deems a public benefit. Instead, the court rejected the Obama administration’s Commerce Clause doctrine. The court remains clearly committed to this previous holding: “Under our written Constitution ... the limitation of congressional authority is not solely a matter of legislative grace.” The court held that the mandate is constitutional only because Congress could have identified its enforcement penalty as a tax. The court thereby guaranteed that the argument ignited by the mandate will continue as the principal fault line in our polity. The mandate’s opponents favor a federal government as James Madison fashioned it, one limited by the constitutional enumeration of its powers. The mandate’s supporters favor government as Woodrow Wilson construed it, with limits as elastic as liberalism’s agenda, and powers acquiring derivative constitutionality by being necessary to, or efficient for, implementing government’s ambitions."
Read the rest here
Washington Post

Judy Morris,
Blogger, THL
Articles | Website
Read more Humble Libertarian articles...

The Response to Roy Moore Proves Politics Makes People Literally Insane


Sexist AF America Would Have Responded Very Differently
If A Female Senator Had 6 Ribs Broken



Louis CK's Trial By Social Media


All This Sunlight On Sexual Abuse Is Definitely A Good Thing...


100 Motivational Quotes For Work That Will Turn You Into a Raging Whirlwind of Limitless Productivity


This CNN Article About Fake News on Facebook Is The Definition of Fake News (and Clickbait)


8 Times Ron Paul Talked Trash and Busted Balls
Like a Savage



"Weiner Guy" Gets 21 Months in Jail!


Congresswoman Who Criticized Trump's Phone Call With The Soldier's Widow Is A Hypocrite


"We Need to Ensure Only Legal Workers Are Hired..." [NSFW]


Rich CEO Creeps of America: Please Contact Me. I Will Happily Watch You Shower for a Career Boost


"She" - The Relentless Gendering of Sexual Assault Victims as Female


Explaining Capitalism to an Alien


Bill Maher Just Made An Airtight Liberal Case Against Gun Control


ObamaCare and Health Insurance: The Worst Scam Ever [NSFW]


Trump and DACA


Can I Please Get a "Korean Lives Matter!" on Some Facebook and Twitter Feeds Right About Now?


What (Really) Happened (in memes)


100 Great Anti-War Quotes


Donald Trump Has Crossed The Line
From Entertaining to Dangerously
Out of Touch for Someone in His Position



Libertarianism, The Alt Right, and The Real Racists in Politics


An Open Letter to The White Supremacists


How to Stop a Blood Feud


Is The Eclipse A Message From God?


Capitalism's Characteristics: Why Capitalism Is Good


Law Professor: Congress Must Act On Sexbot Industry


Latest News on North Korea, a Libertarian Perspective


The Reason Why