5th Circuit Court of Appeals Says Obamacare Individual Mandate Is Unconstitutional and Sent The Case Back to Lower Court to Decide If The Rest of It Also Is Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has ruled that the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. In the meantime, everything else in the law continues to be administered. The appeals court has directed the lower court to look at two issues: Is there any remaining part of the Act that can continue under the Constitution, and do states have the option of rejecting the law. [Collectivists in both major parties are in panic over the threat of losing government control over health care and passionately argue that millions of Americans will lose their health insurance if there are any serious restraints introduced to coverage. What they fail to say is that the American people already have lost their insurance. The fine print in the policies may look and read like insurance, but the reality is that they are a scheme to promise, promise, promise and tax, tax, tax until the system breaks, leaving only the political and financial elite with real health care. The rest will suffer and die prematurely and, in the meantime, live in poverty and slavery.] -GEG

A federal appeals court has found the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate unconstitutional but did not invalidate the entire law, which remains in effect.

The 2-1 decision by the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals likely pushes any Supreme Court action on Obamacare until after the 2020 election but again thrusts the issue of health care into the forefront of the campaign — and extends the uncertainty surrounding the future of the landmark law, long a political target for President Donald Trump and other Republicans.
The challenge was brought by Texas and a coalition of Republican states after a failed 2017 congressional repeal effort, then later joined by the Trump administration — which, in a dramatic reversal from its earlier position, argued the entire law should be thrown out. “Let the courts do their job,” Attorney General William Barr told Congress earlier this year.
The ruling should not affect the millions of Americans who signed up for 2020 coverage on the exchanges in recent weeks. Nearly 3.9 million people had selected policies through December 7, but millions more signed up or were automatically re-enrolled in policies through the end of open enrollment, which finished early Wednesday morning in most states.
Protections for those with preexisting conditions — one of the law’s most popular provisions — remain in effect.
The court case is part of what once was considered a long-shot attempt to gut the Affordable Care Act. But two courts have now sided with the argument that a key part of Obamacare — the individual mandate requiring Americans to purchase health insurance — is no longer constitutional.
“The most straightforward reading applies: the mandate is a command.
Using that meaning, the individual mandate is unconstitutional,” Wednesday’s ruling states.

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Lights, Camera, Greta! Teen Environmentalist’s ‘Viral’ Rise Has Been Directed by Professionals From Day-One

More evidence has emerged that the meteoric rise of Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old environmentalist with special needs who started skipping school in 2018 to protest global warming outside the Swedish parliament, has been professionally manufactured. A film crew has been following Thunberg from her early school strike in Stockholm all the way to parliaments and massive international protests for a forthcoming documentary to be aired in 2020 on HULU. -GEG

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old environmentalist who started skipping school in 2018 to protest outside the Swedish parliament, has long been promoted a special needs teen whose tireless mission to shame the west into cap-and-trade went ‘viral’ organically.

In fact, TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year had a professional film crew following Thunberg from her early school strike in Stockholm all the way to parliaments and massive international protests” for a forthcoming documentary on HULU tentatively titled ‘Greta,’ which is set to air in 2020, according to Deadline.

Director Nathan Grossman – who previously directed a Swedish film about one man’s reflection on his life as a carnivore titled “Lusts of the Meat” (Köttets lustar) – has been documenting Greta’s mission “to make the world understand the urgency of the climate crisis.”

Which begs the question; did Greta’s famous parents – opera singer Malena Ernman and actor Steve Thunberg – use their industry connections to prepare their daughter to become a celebrity? As RT notes, “Her rise has been meticulously choreographed, her school strike made famous on its first day by Ingmar Rentzhog of the climate change social network ‘We Don’t Have Time.’ Rentzhog, already friends with Thunberg’s parents, has already been accused of using the girl’s image to raise millions of dollars for his company – making her a household name in the process.”

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Congress Impeaches Trump Based on New, Undefined Standards called Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress

The Democrat-majority House of Representatives has impeached President Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, neither of which is grounds for impeachment according to the Constitution. The first charge is based on Trump’s pressuring the president of Ukraine to investigate the son of his political rival, Joe Biden. The second charge is based on the claim that Trump blocked subpoenas and, in some instances, refused to allow senior officials to testify before Congress [The irony of these charges is that Presidents of both parties have a long record of doing these things, which means that impeachment now will be based, not on Constitutional law or even on principle, but solely on party loyalty. From now on, it will be possible to Impeach any minority-party president whether Republican or Democrat. There goes one more of those precious checks and balances that are so essential to a free society, because the common man losses either way.] -GEG

The impeachment of President Trump is more about the future than it is about the present.

The present-day consequences aren’t trivial, to be sure. There will be a trial, which will no doubt deepen our national polarization. And henceforth, in the history books, Trump will go down as an impeached president — one of a precious few.

Or at least, a precious few for now. The count isn’t apt to stay small in coming decades.

There was only one impeachment, Andrew Johnson’s, in the first century of constitutional governance. There wasn’t another one for a century after that, with President Richard Nixon and Watergate. Knowing he would almost certainly be impeached in the House and convicted in the Senate, Nixon spared the nation by resigning.

It was another quarter-century until President Bill Clinton’s impeachment and acquittal by the Senate. That was 20 years ago. But it won’t be two decades until the next one. Bank on it.

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Bronx, New York: 16-Yr-Old Karol Sanchez ‘Staged’ Her Own Kidnapping to Keep Family From Returning to Honduras

Karol Sanchez, 16, admitted to police that she staged her own kidnapping on Monday night, which set off an Amber Alert and “all out” police search. She did this to stay together with her 23-year-old “Crips gangbanger boyfriend” who once was arrested for murder. Sanchez has not been charged at this time, but police are still looking for her four accomplices. The bogus kidnapping was a plot for the young lovers to be together, because the girl’s mother was planning to take the family back to her native Honduras.

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