JUDGE VINSON'S INDIVIDUAL MANDATE ruling is seenproperlyas a defeat for ObamaCare and a win for individual freedom. And it is all of that, of course.
But there's more. Perhaps almost as pleasing as the affirmation of individual freedom and the dismissal of a government run-society is the smack-down Judge Vinson's ruling gave to the concept of "crony capitalism." And that may be just as important in the long run.
After all, no government-run society is even possible without corporatists and crony capitalists eager to jump into the sack with the statists who will design laws to force unwilling customers to those corporations. This is something the statists will do under threat of sending IRS and other bureaucrats to harass every unwilling business or individual. You do remember that it was sixteen thousand new IRS agentsnot sixteen thousand new doctorsthat ObamaCare has plans to employ, don't you?
Gee, you think maybe ObamaCare was about control and not health care?
And you can believe that the resulting threats from bureaucrats are indeed scary to those entrepreneurs who put it all on the line daily. Business owners successful enough to be targetsyet too small to be crony capitalists with Beltway connectionsknow full well that unelected and unaccountable and incompetent bureaucrats can wipe out a life's work with mindless and asinine regulations and rulings. You know, like ObamaCare. Or OSHA. Or the EPA. Or an EEOC ruling. And so on.