The Imperial Supreme Court refuses to take up Virginia’s Fast Track Healthcare Reform Lawsuit because of their scheduled THREE MONTH SUMMER VACATION!!! What a bunch of elitist schmucks! Small businesses, the states and the people be damned.
Governor Bob McDonnell responded to the SCOTUS refusal with this statement –
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2011
Statement of Governor McDonnell on Supreme Court’s Refusal to Expedite Health Care Challenge
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement this morning following news that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to grant Virginia’s request for an expedited review of its constitutional challenge of the federal health care law.
“I am disappointed by the Supreme Court’s refusal to expedite the appeals of the federal health care law. The high court will undoubtedly become the venue for determining if the requirement for every citizen to purchase health insurance violates the Constitution. It would serve all sides better if that determination could be made sooner rather than later.
The court’s refusal to hear this case now will force states and businesses to incur increased costs and expend significant effort to begin preparations necessary to ensure compliance with this law, which ultimately may be ruled unconstitutional.
Supporters and opponents of this law should agree on one thing, we need a definitive answer to its constitutionality so that we can move forward in the appropriate manner.
While it is rare for the Supreme Court to expedite appeals, and therefore today’s decision is not a surprise, this decision nonetheless delays the inevitable and will ultimately impact taxpayers and states as they struggle to understand and come into compliance with the sweeping changes of this fundamentally flawed legislation. I am grateful that the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals is moving quickly to resolve the appeal so it can proceed to the Supreme Court.”
UPDATE at the bottom of the post
Thus Always to Tyrants /Persevering
Virginia’s Founding Fathers officially adopted the state seal on July 5, 1776. On the obverse side they chose Sic Semper Tyrannis out of admiration for the Roman Republic which triumphed over tyranny or rule by one thus, illustrating Virginia would be a government for and by the people. The reverse side highlights the gifts a democratic republic enjoys which are the blessings of freedom and peace as represented by the three Roman Goddesses Libertas, Ceres and Aeternitas.
Since Sunday afternoon of last week, Virginia’s State Seal has stared back at me everywhere I walked on the Capitol grounds. Never before had I bothered to learn what our Founding Father’s intent was behind this great seal. So I took some time to learn its history, and more importantly, its meaning yesterday afternoon. As always seems to be the case, I found myself in awe by the bounty of gifts these forward-thinking men gave all of us nearly 234 years ago. Today, however, I fear some who are honored by the voters to represent us at the statehouse may be losing sight of the privilege we bestow upon them every two or four years, and it pains me greatly to have witnessed their tawdry behavior toward the people this week. [Read more…]