Romney v Obama and a rapidly approaching November election
Eric LaMont Gregory
The supreme art of war is the ability to subdue your opponent without fighting
philosopher Sun Tzu
A victory is a victory, many generals have suggested to their commanders after heavy losses in very bloody battles even when they succeed only narrowly. The important thing, generals explain, is that we are able to re-group and fight another day.
And a commander retorts, but should we not just get out there and finish this thing, I mean we are suffering a lot of casualties and is it not better to just get this thing over with, I mean why are we drawing this thing out?
The generals explain that there are two fronts both of which require their upmost attention; there is the front on the battlefield where we apply the best tactics that we can muster, and a second front here at home. And, we must conduct the war in a way that will allow us to maintain the support of the people in whose name we are fighting.
SB 5, what became Issue 2 on the ballot, was a bloody battle. The executive did not want a long drawn out struggle with the firefighters, police, teachers, and civil service unions, so he commanded his troops to get out there and get the job done. Strike hard and just finish this thing. Yes, people will hate me for the first two years of this administration but in the second semester things will look at lot differently, and the wounds of this bloody battle will have started to heal. So full speed ahead, and damn the torpedoes, shock and awe.
We could be within ten days to two weeks from a Supreme Court ruling on Obama Care, and the challenger for the White House hammers away at the health care insurance reform legislation that is under the courts current scrutiny. Remarkably, claiming that it was his party that led the charge across this country to re-instill the backbone of the 10th Amendment into the voting public who in the majority of states have shown their disdain for further federal encroachment into affairs which they see the constitution reserving to the several states.
The cheers of the party faithful should not be confused with having stumbled upon a winning battlefield strategy. Bringing the people along with you would involve thanking those Liberty and Patriot groups who worked tirelessly to gather the signatures, and bring the voters out overwhelmingly to support not only personal liberty but the fundamental constitutional principles which these patriotic groups wage an eternal battle to protect.
This author cannot see victory in any possible Supreme Court ruling on Obama Care. To strike it down wholly, would be as disastrous and divisive to this country as the activist court of the Jacksonian era and millions of people will remain in the bondage of health care insecurity for decades to come. To uphold it fully, would be as divisive as the Dred Scott Case, 'more a matter of taste than of law'.
A partial yeah and a partial nay, would return us to the logic gate of Roe v Wade, not yes or no, but yes and no.