Changes to Obamacare outside the law


| letters@queenscourier.com |

Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act, was passed by Congress without a single Republican vote and our Constitutional rule of law acknowledges and accepts it as the law of the land.

However, since its passage, many provisions of the law have been changed, tweaked, omitted, adjusted, fine-tuned, adapted and delayed over 30 times without congressional approval. Many Democrats seeking re-election will now be able to deny having voted for Obamacare in its present form, since the law and provisions have been changed so many times that the original law and its intent no longer exist.

Congress is the only government entity that has the power to write or change laws. We are told the justification for changes instituted by unauthorized individuals is an unselfish motive and that it will benefit the masses. William T. Gossett, a lawyer and entrepreneur, observed, “The rule of law can be wiped out in one misguided, however well-intentioned, generation.”

The foundation of our freedoms is the rule of law. No man can violate the rule of law and usurp the power of Congress by edict or proclamation. Once again, I quote author Ayn Rand: “Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.”

Ed Konecnik  

Flushing