Originally posted on John Malcolm:

By Matt Patterson | July 4, 2012 | American Thinker

June 2012 – and especially its last week – was ripe with ominous metaphor, all revolving around the Supreme Court’s decision on June 28th to uphold President Barack Obama’s signature health-care reform legislation, the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

For those not in the know, the highest court in the land – the historic mission of which was to guard against tyranny by ensuring that laws passed by Congress abide by the constraints imposed by our Constitution – has now rubber-stamped the most comprehensive expansion of federal power since the New Deal.

The so-called “individual mandate” provision of Obamacare, which compels every American to have government-approved health insurance or face government-enforced penalty, stands thanks to (supposedly) conservative Chief Justice John Roberts, who sided with the four liberal justices to uphold the law.  According to the Roberts Court, government can now order…

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