The central government in Washington now has the power to compel Americans to pay private companies for services they do not want, on penalty of a fine. But this fine is now called a tax.
This is the central tenent of fascism. Forget about limited government.
In 1819, in McCulloch vs. Maryland, Justice Marshall said the “the power to tax is the power to destroy”, and then PROHIBITED the state of Maryland from taxing the private entity, the Second Bank of the United States, which functioned exactly like the Fed does today. He esablished that the states have no ability to limit or rein in the activity of a private corporation that the federal government was making sovereign OVER the states. Maryland argued that the Constitution does not give Congress the right to do that. The Supreme Court denied this, creating the precedent that the states have no way to limit the power of the federal government, despite what the Constitution says.
And true that, that the power to tax is the power to destroy. The Supreme Court, with Robert’s complicity, has said that the Congress can now destroy via taxation, whatever group of citizens that they wish, and to tax them if they do not do exactly as Congress decides.
We’d have been better off with the democracy of a lynch mob.