amen!!!!!against my better judgment i will pull up my waders and slog into this discussion...
Until the day this country ends, nothing will matter more than the constitution. Those old guys had some good ideas. Chief among them was that a) a federal government cannot be trusted and b) a nation cannot endure without a federal government. And we citizens got to choose two of the three branches, with the third being left to pick on the legislature if they passed a law that was against the constitution.
Obamacare was passed by both houses of congress and reviewed by the supreme court. It is law. But here's the great thing about laws that a lot of people don't like (and there's a lot to hate about obamacare): It can be repealed. But that's not what happened: The house of representatives shut down the government by refusing to pass a funding bill unless obamacare had its money removed. Period. That's not a partisan opinion. It's a fact. You can't repeal a law by shutting down the government.
If you want change you need to work through the constitution and change our government to put people in office who will help your life improve, including the repeal of laws that don't work. It's there for the taking and it's up to you to do something about it. Our country will endure. Maybe i'm an idiot, but i have faith that we have the finest country on the planet. Our government is a mess, but it was kind of designed to be a mess. So go to the ballot box and vote for people who will help you and not screw everything up.
And while i'm at it, let me just stir the pot a little. You can't say you want to dissolve a federal government that's about to spend billions on a bridge that your local tax dollars can't afford and then rant about "welfare". I'll leave it to james madison, the father of our constitution from the federalist papers to say it better than i could:
if men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.