In 1857 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that forever changed the course of human history. Infamously known as the Dred Scott decision, the Court ruled that states that outlawed slavery could not forbid slaveowners from bringing slaves into their states and holding them as slaves there. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney wrote that blacks were,

beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.

This was a shocking violation of the founding principle of our great republic, individual rights. Clearly, personal subjectivity and partisan politics motivated this ruling. And here we are again, courtesy of Chief Justice John Roberts.

Slavery persisted as a contentious issue our Founding Fathers battled only to acquiesce to the South’s demands when it became painfully clear that there would be no United States of America if they banished slavery. The thinking, of course, was that it would be determined at a future date. And it was. It was bloodily and brutally settled with the Civil War.

Judge Roberts’ decision will produce a comparably deleterious outcome. His unconstitutional decision on Obamacare mandates the slavery of the American people to the U.S. government, forcing us to make health care decisions in accord with government fiat. Further, the taxes will prove so prohibitive as to enslave the people and make all productive Americans wards of the federal government. “To be a socialist,” said Joseph Goebbels, “is to submit the I to the Thou. Socialism is sacrificing the individual to the whole.” Is that not what Obama is doing?