ETX Rep. Louie Gohmert reflects on Obamacare ruling
POSTED: Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 5:21pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 29, 2012 - 11:32am
Washington - Today, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) delivered the following remarks at a press conference outside the United States Supreme Court after the ruling to uphold President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was announced:
"I forgive those who express their ignorance like some of those who do not understand what this opinion means. The Supreme Court, by their opinion today, had considered the fact that the President of the United States had said clearly and repeatedly that the mandate was not a tax. The mandate is not a tax. Everyone who works for this president had promised the Congress this is not a tax. The Supreme Court, by making clear today that it is a tax, has made clear also that everyone who believes the President and those who work for this President are fools.
The Supreme Court has made clear that when this President says something you ought to understand he may be lying because that's what here at the Supreme Court, 'we majority judges understand that this administration will lie, will do whatever is necessary to get a bill passed.' He also understands apparently through this opinion that when this administration says we will totally disregard the freedom of religion and will totally disregard the right of the people not to be prohibited from practicing their religion, 'we on the Supreme Court as a majority are saying this administration is so clairvoyant, they're so wonderful, they're so illuminated, that it's ok for them to violate people's freedom of religion and say you cannot practice this part of your religion. We have spoken and therefore, it is law.'
This administration has violated so many aspects of the Constitution-one thing is clear-when in the course of human events it becomes clear that you have people who will not follow the law, it's time to use orderly methods set forth in the Constitution to remove them from their offices, and get people who will abide by their oaths, who will not have the Supreme Court saying, 'of course they're liars, you should have known they were lying. We know it at the Supreme Court, and so we are going to support the liars that the majority of Americans put into office.'
If America doesn't wake up and replace all of those who lied to them to get this bill passed then shame on us, we don't deserve the greatest nation of freedom and liberty that was ever given to a people. It's time that we pay the price to preserve this gift we were given. God bless us, God protect us, and God work with those who are so ignorant that they continue to support and love the liars that misrepresented things to get this bill passed."
Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.