Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dawn or Dusk?

While the details of the ruling are still more than a bit murky, it would appear that the Supreme Court, by a one-vote margin surprisingly delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts, has at the very least validated the aggressively statist vision of the Obama Administration, the Democrat Party, and the American Left.

While overturning the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, would have been helpful and heartening to friends of liberty, actually this ruling changes very little.  In fact, and as will soon become clear, a ruling by five of nine people in a nation of 300 million can never decide anything of such broad and lasting consequence.  For that, the people through their representatives must be heard and must be satisfied.  To this point, far too large a portion of those people, a majority we pray, remain unsatisfied.

We are engaged still in a great civil war, testing whether this nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, can long endure.  A 236-year run is a prety good run, but we are still left to consider whether this unsettled and unsettling period of our history will mark the sunrise of a new birth of freedom or the moonrise of a looming demise and the darkness that follows.

Dawn or dusk?  It's ours to choose.


  1. Dusk has come upon us, and the sun has been setting for a long time. We were too busy taking the daylight for granted......

  2. The struggle is not over Bergamot.

    Fear not!