On July 4, 1776, the American colonists declared independence from an overbearing king and legislature that imposed their will upon them without any regard for their petitions. “We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us,” states the Declaration of Independence. Sound familiar? A defiant president and a Congress controlled by Democrats granted themselves an unwarranted jurisdiction when they, the Democrats only, passed ObamaCare.

“Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury,” the Declaration states. Sound familiar? The United States Supreme Court repeated the ObamaCare injury by upholding the Affordable Care Act as constitutional.

“A Prince, whose character, is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people,” the Declaration states. Sound familiar? President Obama is orchestrating his agenda like a tyrant king who is tone-deaf to the petitions of the people, and burdening the people with unfair taxes — the conglomerate of taxes that are in ObamaCare.

That law that is now finally revealed and legitimized by the Supreme Court as the tax it always was.

On a hot, steamy Philadelphia day on July 4, 1776, discerning, brave, and brilliant men mutually pledged — with a reliance on divine providence — their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in order to obtain independence from a tyrant king. Sound familiar? Today Americans are in a battle for their lives (health care), fortunes(taxes), and sacred honor (independence and dignity) from an overbearing and self-centered president and a legislature filled with partisan Democrats who are deaf to calls to redress the injuries.

One shudders to think what John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Samuel Adams would declare today, after a sweeping Supreme Court decision wiped independence off of the United States of America’s map and the individual American’s manifest.

The Declaration of Independence includes a list of grievances against the tyrant king. One such grievance is “For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.”

Sound familiar? A duplicitous president, who always knew ObamaCare was a tax and who instructed his solicitor general to argue in front of the Supreme Court it was a tax, has successfully imposed taxes upon us without our consent. Obama, the “Great Pretender,” set the course of his agenda and legacy, the Affordable Care Act mandate, unpopular from the start, and led the great lie — that ObamaCare was not a tax.

Upon this pretentious principle he built his socialist manifesto that robbed Americans and the states of their independence and renowned health care.

The Great Pretender cried at one town hall after another that ObamaCare was not a tax. “Not one dime,” was his declaration, promising no taxes would be paid to uphold ObamaCare. That was yet another deception.

To accomplish this, the liberals had to build a legislation that was too thick for anyone to understand — 2,700 pages. The liberals in the legislature pronounced to what they hoped was an ignorant populace that the bill was for their own good and sealed the deal with Nancy Pelosi’s now infamous remark that they had to pass it to find out what was in it.

ObamaCare was the biggest fraud instilled upon the American people of all time until Chief Justice Roberts called Obama’s bluff. Roberts came to the conclusion that ObamaCare could be constitutionally upheld upon the premise of Obama’s solicitor general’s argument — that ObamaCare could be constitutionally legitimized as a tax. Chief Justice Roberts heard this argument and could rationalize the constitutionality of the law as a tax.

Regardless of the legal or fairness arguments, or even his true intent, the result is that Roberts exposed the Great Pretender. The Affordable Care Act is a tax — the largest tax hike in American history.