History is measured by events. American history is often measured by presidential administrations.
I was born the same year that John F. Kennedy was elected. That means that my personal history starts with the Nixon vs. Kennedy debates. That is unless you believe that life begins at conception. In that case, I lived through the Democratic primary season in the spring of 1960.
I’ve seen 3 attempted presidential assassinations. Only 1 of them was successful. I watched when man traveled to the heights of space and landed on the moon. A few years later I watched as a president fell “lower than a snakes belly” with Watergate.
I’ve survived 5 Democratic presidents and 5 Republican presidents. I have never seen the country as deeply divided over an issue as it is Obamacare. Keep in mind that I remember the Civil Rights Movement, Viet Nam, E.R.A. and Hippies.
Yesterday the Supreme Court heard arguments about the “Individual Mandate” that is found in section 5000A of the Patient’s Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Court banned any sort of electronic recording devices other than their official recording.
I typically prefer to form my own opinions based upon knowing all the facts. However, that takes time. If you prefer to allow the media’s bias influence how you feel about issues, click on the links below to see what their witness was. If you are like me and prefer to form your own opinions, click on the link to S.C.O.T.U.S. to hear what was actually said in the court room.
Unfortunately, the briefs that were filed with the Supreme Court are not as easy to find links.
S.C.O.T.U.S (Audio of the actual arguments in the Supreme Court Of The United States)
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- Today Was ‘Train Wreck’ for Health Reform Law (newser.com)
- What Does It Mean If The Penalty In Obamacare Is Declared A Tax? (theinsurancebarn.wordpress.com)
- Did You Realize The Supreme Court Case For The PPACA Starts Today? (theinsurancebarn.wordpress.com)
- Romneycare Mentioned In Today’s Supreme Court Debate Over Individual Mandate (thinkprogress.org)
- Kennedy Skepticism Signals Trouble for Health Law (newser.com)