Most laws are not enacted by Congress. Ninety percent (90%) of all federal laws are written by regulators, writes Jonathan Emord, a DC–based constitutional attorney, in his book, The Rise of Tyranny. They become law without a vote.
I just read “The Law” by Frederic Bastiat. Given the first GOP presidential debate on August 6 and the unconstitutionality of Obamacare, this little book from 1850 was perfect.
You’ll be a patient some day soon. Your life will depend on having trusted, skilled advocates in your corner. Patients are often scared, frequently dependent on others for life, and in great need of a sense of safety and care. This intimate vulnerability is the basis for the Hippocratic oath, medical ethics and patient confidentiality.
Salon shouts, “America is ready for socialism!” Comparing presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (socialist) and Donald Trump (Republican), Salon writer Paul Rosenberg says, “Trump channels the right’s angry Fox News id. But Sanders speaks to America’s soul — and our values.”
It’s a little strange, don’t you think? The Magna Carta, signed 800 years ago, established freedom for the British. But then, more than 500 years later, American colonists had to fight a War of Independence against the British. And what did they use to fight against English tyranny? The Magna Carta.
The Chinese are hacking our medical records. As electronic health records (EHRs) and Radio Frequency ID (RFID) medical device tracking expand under federal law, America has become vulnerable as a nation. Yet Congress continues to push interoperable Health IT at a serious risk to national security.
“Why isn’t any Presidential candidate talking about it?” That’s the question I heard on the phone last week. An Ohio woman called our office incensed by a violation of privacy she’d just experienced from a health care system and incredulous that no one on the national level is talking about the extraordinary privacy violations allowed under the federal HIPAA rule.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is correct. What matters in the pending ruling on the Obamacare premium subsidies lawsuit is “not what Congress would have wanted, but what Congress enacted.”