I wonder whether the chief justice realizes what he and the progressive wing of the court have done to our freedom. If the feds can tax us for not doing as they have commanded, and if that which is commanded need not be grounded in the Constitution, then there is no constitutional limit to their power, and the ruling that the power to regulate commerce does not encompass the power to compel commerce is mere sophistry.
It is not sophistry. The law applies only to whom it applies.
Methinks the Judge is missing a key aspect to this... the federal Congress' excise taxing authority is limited to its geographic and subject matter jurisdiction.
Couple this foundation of law with the fact that the vast majority of People [merely] believe
they are liable for federal income tax (and FICA, Medicare/Medicaid, etc), it is not rocket science to see that liability is being created where none should exist. Private payers wrongfully demand that prospective workers fill out federal tax forms (W4, W9) when they have no lawful, legal or moral obligation to do so, and then send the IRS other federal tax forms (W2, 1099) that both convey a lie about the nature of the activity and a compensation amount that, due only to being noted on the form, is 100% taxable.
Is this clicking for anyone yet? Are you seeing the game for what it is? This ruling is not the issue, but actually should be considered a great clarification... shining a spotlight on the truth. Whether it is a good thing or not is none of my damn business... I AM NOT A "U.S. PERSON", "FOREIGN PERSON", or a "U.S. CITIZEN RESIDING ABROAD WITH FOREIGN SOURCED INCOME" (quotes because there are legal terms). Are you?