Waivers and exemptions and delays — Oh my!

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by Allen West

I spent 8 years of my military career in Kansas between Ft. Riley, Kansas State ROTC, and Ft. Leavenworth. Both our daughters were born in Kansas, so of course one of our favorite annual family traditions was watching the Wizard of Oz. Our oldest daughter especially loved to act out the scene where Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Toto are entering the dark forest and chanting “lions and tigers and bears — oh my.”

Well, here we are in America, skipping down the yellow brick road of “hope and change” into the dark forest of Obamacare. Instead of lions and tigers and bears, we face waivers and exemptions and delays. When does the law become law? And who exactly is legislating?

Just last week there was another exemption and delay granted: an exemption for unions who will not have to deal with reinsurance and a delay for small business enrollment – until after the November elections (of course).

In a Constitutional Republic, laws are supposed to be applicable to everyone, not cherry-picked for special groups with amendments, exemptions – of which there have been nearly 2000 including our beloved Members of Congress and the Obama administration — and the delays just keep coming. Now, I’m not a constitutional scholar, er, I mean an adjunct constitutional lecturer, like the president, but I have done some reading.

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