If over half the states were suing to block, say, a signature law of the Bush administration, it would be recognized by the media as the landmark it would be.
The case would be front and center on the news in the evening and on the front pages in the morning. It would be called a rebellion, an uprising, historic and more.
Well, it is happening, only with the signature bill of the Obama administration, known colloquially as Obamacare. Over half the states now have joined together in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the legislation.
It is, indeed, unprecedented and historic. But do the "mainstream" media report it that way? Do they question the constitutionality of Obamacare -- or the practicality of Washington insisting on unleashing a leviathan that is so widely opposed in court and the court of public opinion?
Two-thirds of doctors, for instance, say the new health-care law will erode the quality of health care in America.
Where's the media's curiosity, its mission of questioning authority?
Instead, the media are circling the wagons to protect the president they worked so hard to elect, and aiming a jaundiced eye at House Republican efforts to overturn the bill legislatively.
Don't be fooled. This might be being carried out by people in suits, but this is a revolt -- a backlash against an overreaching federal government that, after bankrupting itself, now has its sights set on the private sector.
How can anyone in his right mind think for a minute that a federal government that has the country on the edge of financial disaster is now capable of handling our health care, one sixth of the economy?
Six more states recently joined Florida and 19 others in suing to overturn Obamacare.
Pray they prevail. These battles will go a long way toward determining how free America is in the years to come. If the government can force you to buy health insurance and fine you if you do not, what can't it do? What other activity -- or failure to participate in it -- will a future Congress decide is its business?
The federal government is actually a creation of the states. It used to exist to serve the common interests of the states. Now, it is acting as a dictator might -- actually pursuing policies that more than half the states oppose.
How did we get here? And how do we go back?
This lawsuit may provide the way.