Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Texas judge blocks ObamaCare requirement that taxpayers fund sex change operations
By Doug Book, editor
On New Year’s Eve, Texas Federal Judge Reed O’Connor issued “…a nationwide, preliminary injunction to block a new Obamacare mandate requiring taxpayers to fund transgender reassignment surgeries and abortions.”
When the Affordable Care Act was written, the word “Sex” was used to describe an individual’s actual sex—that is, whether they were biologically a male or a female. The left, however, found this rather too restrictive given today’s grey area lottery of self-designated genetic wonders and sexual deviates.
Representing Texas as one of the plaintiffs in the case against Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton persuaded Judge O’Connor that the Obama Administration had crossed the line when it “…attempt[ed] to redefine the law so that the term ‘sex’ means one’s ‘internal sense of gender.’
As Breitbart’s Lana Shadwick puts it, “…the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services implemented a new rule that defined the term “sex” in the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) to include a state of mind, not a biological fact.”
And Judge O’Connor was having none of that, as he issued an injunction which applies not only in favor of the plaintiffs, but nationwide.
The Department of Health and Human Services displayed the breathtaking arrogance of its boss by simply re-writing the Affordable Care Act; that is, by “correcting” or expanding specific language which interfered with Executive branch advancement of the leftist agenda.
“We can’t wait for an increasingly dysfunctional Congress to do its job. Where they won’t act, I will.” Uttered by Barack Hussein in 2011, this pledge was translated into countless examples of unconstitutional activism by a president who knew that Congress would not re-draft existing legislation in order to satisfy the whims of the radical left.
Forbes contributor Ilya Shapiro has revealed a number of constitutional violations committed by the Obama Regime. The good news is that upon entering the Oval Office, President Trump may simply ignore the various illegal changes made to ObamaCare and immigration law, while throwing out unconstitutional decisions rendered by the IRS and the Department of Justice. After all, unconstitutional law is not law.
If Donald Trump is true to his promises as a candidate, an overwhelming majority of the legacy of America’s most corrupt president will be discarded very quickly.
What fun, to watch the American left burst into flame as much of the 8 year agenda of their beloved man-child vanishes without a trace.