RUSH: Jan in Kaysville, Utah, as we head back to the phones. Thank you for waiting and welcome to the show.
CALLER: Rush, I have a question from the aftermath of the decision on Arizona by the Supreme Court. Do you think that Obama is gonna try to do something similar to that when the health care decision comes down and is not what he wants it to be?
RUSH: I wouldn’t be surprised.
CALLER: But what can he do?
RUSH: Implement it anyway.
CALLER: So just by declaration, he can just say that it’s to go into effect?
RUSH: Yeah. He can say the Supreme Court found an element of the law unconstitutional so he’s just gonna issue an executive order.
CALLER: And then we’d have to wait until the election to get him out of there to do anything about that?
CALLER: Oh, my God.
RUSH: Now, wait, folks, before you start thinking, “Come on, Rush!” It’s what he did with immigration. He’s entirely capable of this. What would be most likely is he can write a presidential executive order that requires the IRS to collect his mandates, to issue the fines if you don’t buy health insurance. He’s gonna hire the agents, the 4,000 new agents. You have ’em so you have to have something for them to do. I think you can expect something like that. Well, I wouldn’t be surprised. I don’t know if we can “expect it.”
But what I do know is gonna happen is… If the mandate’s ruled unconstitutional or if any part of this is, I can tell you right now what’s gonna happen. “Four white guys and an Uncle Tom just took away your health care! They still have theirs, but four rich white guys and an Uncle Tom just took away your health care. They still have theirs.” Folks, I have to tell you something. This week bothers me in a whole host of ways. On Monday we all got here, and everybody’s breathlessly waiting for the decision of nine people on really, really important things.
It’s the evolution of the court. I understand this. But the political class has punted everything over to the judicial. And I don’t know about you, but I find it hanging by a thread. Every time one of these decisions comes up, the country stops and waits breathlessly for the decision of at least five people. In a country of 300-some-odd million. And I get caught up in it, too. (panting) “What are they gonna do? What are they gonna do? (panting) What’s the future of health care?
“What’s Kennedy gonna do?
“Oh, no, what’s Roberts gonna do?”
And then I find, “Gosh that offends me, sitting around waiting for these two guys.” I don’t know them. (I mean, I’ve met Justice Kennedy.) They’re fine people, don’t misunderstand. The whole notion that everybody is sitting breathless awaiting decisions of a bunch of people in black robes just seems rather precariously tied together. Here you have two-thirds of the American people who don’t want this piece of garbage, and five people can tell us to go to hell. Ah, it makes me nervous.
RUSH: No. Folks, let me express this a little bit better. I know that some of you might be shouting at me, “Wait a minute, wait a minute, Rush, the people’s representatives passed health care, two-thirds of us, doesn’t matter. And the Supreme Court may save it.” I understand that. I didn’t express this well. I’m like everybody else. I hope the Supreme Court overturns it. What I’m talking about is the masses gathering for the Roman emperor to give thumbs up or thumbs down. It’s just that whole notion here, and that so many people just like sheep flock to it. I don’t know. I’m still not expressing it as I mean it. So it’s something for me to work on and develop a little bit further.
RUSH: The solution to this isn’t complicated, but it’s hard, apparently. What we want is for all branches to uphold the Constitution. It’s that simple. We wouldn’t be here if the Democrats cared about the Constitution. On immigration or health care, we would not be here if there was respect for the Constitution. It’s that simple. If you want to find out about the precarious nature of these guys in black robes and how the court got so much power and the problem, Mark Levin’s book, Men in Black, excellent in explaining the evolution, the court, how we got here.