Which is why liberals get it wrong, and the Supreme Court probably will as well.
Obamacare is not constitutional. Everyone acknowledges that we are in uncharted territory, and the government is trying to strain the Commerce Clause in a way never seen before.
Congress, the most freely functioning criminal organization in the world, already thinks there are no limits to its power. If the Supreme Court upholds the provision that forces Americans to purchase a product from the private sector, and not just any product, but a product that Congress says must meet minimum conditions, Congress will not hesitate to exploit and abuse this awesome power. As a consequence, we will become nothing but slaves to a government that was supposed to be of the people, by the people, for the people.
Our Founding Fathers designed the Constitution to be a limit on the powers of the federal government, not a tool to be used for its neverending expansion.
The government's argument that health care is "unique" in that everyone will eventually need health care is so incredibly weak, and false, that it's a downright embarrassment to an administration top heavy with people overly impressed with their so-called intellect.
Food, clothing, shelter, and transportation are also "unique" in that everyone will eventually need all of them. If the government can force us to participate in a certain way regarding health care, then it can also force us to participate in a certain way with these other "unique" situations.
Justice Kennedy has this to say: "Here, the government is saying that the federal government has a duty to tell the individual citizen that it must act, and that is different from what we have in previous cases." This "changes the relationship of the federal government to the individual in the very fundamental way."
Elena Kagan's refusal to recuse herself from this case is already a stain on the Court, even though we all know that she was put there for just this purpose. If Kennedy votes to uphold Obamacare after making this statement, then the Supreme Court will be entitled to every bit of contempt and disrespect coming its way.
A Supreme Court ruling becomes the law of the land, but that doesn't mean that that ruling is right. The Supreme Court was wrong in Dred Scott v. Sandford (blacks are not citizens entitled to constitutional rights), Plessy v. Ferguson (separate but equal), Roe v. Wade (no explanation needed), and Kelo v. City of New London (the state can take your property if it has a better use for it than you do.)
Dred Scott (1857) was rendered moot with the passage of the 14th Amendment (1868). Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) was law until the Supreme Court reversed it in 1954 with Brown v. Board of Education, a period of 58 years.
It seems that the Supreme Court always gets the big ones wrong the first time around. If it takes nearly 60 years for the Supreme Court to right its wrongs, I might live to see the reversal of Roe v. Wade, but I won't be around for the reversal, should it be necessary, of this unconstitutional monster.