The Supreme Court will shortly render its decision on the constitutionality of the Obama health care plan. One thing is for certain – no matter what the high court decides, the most ardent supporters and most ardent opponents of “Obamacare” are sure to spring into action.
What is novel about the City of Man we have ushered in is its idiosyncratic nature. It is not really a republic, or a democracy, or even a republican democracy or a democratic republic. It is an idiocracy. To have a democracy, you must have a people, a demos. To have a republic, there must be a public thing, a res publica, a common good that is being protected or promoted.
Although the decision was waited with baited breath by the media, the Supreme Court has delayed its decision on the Affordable Health Care Act. The decision, which is expected to be a pivotal moment in the presidential campaign and the national health care system, has been postponed until the end of this month.