The media reports that a slew of San Francisco businesses received special relief from the burdens of ObamaCare. Clearly it is good to be Nancy Pelosi’s friend.
Of the 204 new “waivers” granted by the Obama Administration last month, 38 are for nightclubs, swanky restaurants and hotels in Nancy’s district. Given Pelosi’s penchant for the privileged life, it is easy to imagine that she traded guaranteed seating for a little influence with her pal, Kathleen Sebelius.
But that is all vanity and petty corruption.
What should be obvious here is that we are witnessing another element of why ObamaCare is so dangerous for the nation and the cause of liberty. Buried in the thousands of pages of this law are heretofore unknown powers delegated to bureaucrats to dispense favors, like medieval barons with the power to terrorize or lift burdens. This is dangerous. This is not America.
The monumental achievement of the Founding Fathers was to place all men under the rule of law – written law. Rich, poor, bright, dumb or powerful: All would be subject to the written constraints and protections of the Constitution. The immense and arbitrary powers granted an unelected bureaucracy sorely undermines those historic principles and jeopardizes the liberties of every American.
Let us continue to pray for relief from this whole mad scheme.
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