Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was blunt about the Affordable Care Act in a speech to the National Conference of State Legislatures this week.
"This is no longer a political debate; this is what we call the law," Sebelius said of Obamacare.
"It was passed and signed three years ago. It was upheld by the Supreme Court a year ago. The president was re-elected. This is the law of the land."
If true, then why is the Obama administration not obeying this law of the land?
Sebelius has granted thousands of waivers to special interest groups and backers of the president.
The president himself gave an unauthorized one-year delay in implementing the employer mandate.
Despite having a massive agency, Sebelius will fail to meet a deadline mandated by this law for insurance exchanges this fall.
On top of all that, Sebelius and Obama quietly lifted restrictions on insurance rates, out-of-pocket expenses and deductibles - the very heart of Obamacare.
The president was elected to preserve and protect the Constitution and the nation's laws. That means he must follow the law himself.
In its first six months, the state's online tracking system for Sudafed and other non-prescription cold and allergy relief has stopped the illegal purchase of nearly 10,000 boxes of pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the manufacture of meth.
The West Virginia Retailers Association called this proof that the new system is working.
But House Health Committee Chairman Don Perdue, D-Wayne, is unimpressed. He will push for prescriptions to buy of Sudafed and its competitors.
Oh good grief.
The program has been in effect for a mere six months and opponents want to abandon it?
Considering West Virginia already leads the nation in prescription drug abuse, requiring prescriptions is not the answer.
Basically, a prescription requirement hassles the apparently 97 percent of users who are not turning Sudafed into meth.
Meanwhile, CVS pharmacies are requiring a photo ID to buy nail polish remover, which apparently is also used in making meth.