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Obamacare: Will Supreme Court Have the Last Word?
Friday, June 22, 2012 - By Judie Brown

Anticipation is building to a fever pitch in and around the nation’s capital as various types of leaders jockey for position and posture while waiting for that big moment when the Supreme Court reaches a decision on Obamacare. The questions remain: What will be the fallout and what can we expect?

There are three scenarios that are most commonly debated, but for my money none of them gets to the crux of the problem at hand. The main question that many of us have will not be answered by the Supreme Court. That question is: How did we arrive at a place in America where the government is doing everything but defend and protect the nation’s citizens?

As we are already well aware, federal law does not protect all of its citizens. It currently discriminates against a class of persons not yet born and a growing class of persons who are frail, vulnerable, and dependent upon others for their care. Whether you are a preborn American or in failing health, the chances are that the nation’s leaders will not protect your human rights. As Dr. Elizabeth Wickham pointed out in her series of articles on the third path in health care, 

Today bioethics is embedded in formal governmental regulations, state and federal laws, and medical ethics guidelines around the world. Bioethics is a subfield of ethics that was “created” in 1978 by the Belmont Commission and it quickly became internationally accepted. From its philosophic base has come the utilitarian (and futilitarian) culture that now threatens to permanently change the culture and practice of medicine.

It is this skewed perspective on the actual rights of persons and their intrinsic human rights that will not change regardless of what the Supreme Court rules on Obamacare. The reason is that we reside in a nation where it has become commonplace for people to put themselves before others and for people to devalue life if it doesn’t meet some arbitrary standard. We live in a society where abortion is looked upon as a simple medical procedure and where the taking of an innocent life is often the result of chemical contraceptives. We look the other way as overdoses of pain killer or other medicines take our loved ones away “compassionately.” This is not a society based on love, selflessness, and respect for all people. And this is a society that is quickly spiraling downward.

In this era of moral free fall, the culture has lost sight of the natural law that is written in the heart of every man. There is nothing the Supreme Court can do about that. But there is plenty that average folks like the reader of this commentary and this writer can and must do about this. We can take our lead from teachers like Dr. J. Budziszewski, who said in an interview

Very few people know anything about natural law theory. Yet “in our bones” we all experience the reality of natural law, because it is rooted in our creational design, woven into the fabric of the human person. We can’t help but notice certain obvious things about ourselves.

This gives Christians a certain advantage in conversation, if only we can learn to rely on it. Who doesn’t see that life and innocence are good? Who doesn’t know deep down that innocent life should never be deliberately destroyed? Who hasn’t noticed that men and women need each other, that there is something missing in each sex which needs to be balanced by the other? Who isn’t at least half-aware that marriage is the family-forming institution, the motor that turns the wheel of the generations, the only form of association that can give a child a fighting chance of being raised by a mom and a dad?

Don’t start with what people don’t know. Start with what they do know. Weave together reminders of the obvious.

And that is where the last word comes from; it comes not from Supreme Court justices, but from the One who has given us the gift of sharing the truth with those around us. God has both the first and the last word. And to effect any change, we need only use and share His words. 

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jessica telfer | 2012-11-07 11:42:50
does this "Obabmacare" include the chip every one is talking about?
Rhonda Preston | 2012-10-22 10:18:39
Your comment hits the nail on the head . Every one is so wrapped up with them selves, the enemy of the devil. The world is drastically fallen apart. No one sees beyond there own belief.
Maddy | 2012-10-20 20:09:55
I completely agree with Sasha Zack. Isn't it funny how religion always gets in the way of reason? Would you rather a loved one live their last hours in pain just to die a few hours later than they would if they go peacefully? Would you rather a poor, single-mother give birth to a poor child who starves to death instead? ...That's what I thought.
Marty Kropf | 2012-10-20 01:13:04
I am wondering why I do not have health insurance that the Obama Care passed? I am a women, 51, asthma and other health issues. When Obama Care got approved, I lost my health insurance!! I live in WA State, am a student, and have no insurance. I would like an answer, why I do not have the insurance. No one seems to know why.
Tiffany | 2012-10-13 16:00:38
Is the micro chip thing true ?
carolina | 2012-09-27 12:22:31
you are so awsome!
Nettie Saunders | 2012-09-26 11:46:58
I am 80 years old. I am under Medicare Health Coverage. Do I have to carry a supplemental insurance to pay any charges that Medicare does not cover?
Judie Brown | 2012-10-01 18:42:40
Nettie The real problem with the new Federal health care law is that it provides a means to deny certain types of medical care payment for elderly folks like you and me. It could be that Medicare will not be paying for the services it is currently reimbursing so I would suggest a secondary insurance plan. Judie Brown
richard laquishaq | 2012-09-24 12:17:18
umm i would like to say that obamacare is the next big thing from God.(sike)(unsike) ;)
Joyce Flubacher | 2012-09-22 23:43:26
While I personally feel Obama needs to be out of office, I know that he is not in control. God is in control and He has a plan for me and you. Jeremiah 29:11 "I know the plans I have for you......" and he will deal with Obama and anyone else who tries to change His plan. In the end, God wins!! I have no fear when His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me!!!
bobby j. shaffer | 2012-08-20 14:42:40
you can't trust a man that won't put his hand on the Holy Bible.
Sasha Zack | 2012-08-09 13:55:17
This article has nothing to do with Obamacare. This is just a pro-life rant with other idiots bashing Obama. At least change the name so that people with a sense of reason don't see this by accident.
GODS WILL | 2012-08-08 11:32:13
What will be the outcome? Out of it, at last, my idea to this is the fulfillment of the word of GOD. JESUS IS COMING SOON BUT ONE THING I KNOW IS THAT 666 THE MARK OF THE BEAST CANNOT COME YET. BUT WHEN CHRIST CAME AND LEFT THEN THERE WILL BE SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THANKS.
june burrow | 2012-07-27 09:46:18
Vote him out of office or all of America will suffer no matter what color you are, or if you're gay or straight. No matter what religion you are we all will suffer in his Obamacare.
igwe collins | 2012-07-27 05:31:06
Well you have said the truth. Let he who has an ear hear what the spirit is telling the church.
Zippy | 2012-07-04 04:55:53
This is lovely. Regardless of what people say or do, the law of morality is written in everyone's heart and we shall all be answerable before the Giver of life - God. Thumbs up!!!
M.V.GORAY | 2012-07-01 00:31:34
by the time i write this the supreme court has upheld the act and we are very happy. poor ppl in india get much bettter and free med.care.
K. Brauch | 2012-06-30 00:27:32
I have a possible solution to save the American people BILLIONS of dollars! I believe that in general it will both be a blessing and a relief for families. I would like to talk to someone about my possible solution.
Teres | 2012-06-29 01:13:29
What is going to be the cost of Obamacare per person? Will it be on an individual cost or will there be family rates? I have been to several website in which none of them lay out the cost.
Kenneth Kyntale | 2012-06-22 18:39:03
Are these articles your own writing? You are to fine articles what I am to epigrams! Superb work!