The Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell makes one thing very clear: the Constitution is dead and it probably has been dead for quite some time. This is clearly the case in regards to its primary purpose: to limit the scope and the power of the Federal government. Essentially the Federal government can now do anything it likes.
Traditionally the Congress had to hide behind a fig leaf statement of Constitutional justification in order to pass laws that were Constitutionally questionable. Legislation would almost always contain a clause that invoked a clause in the Constitution to justify its existence. However, in the this latest Obamacare case the Federal government failed to even do that. But no worries, the Supreme Court bent over backwards to find a justification where there was none. It took the clear meaning obtained by reading of the law, and simply ignored it because the law as written would not work in a way that was satisfactory. The Supreme Court decided to allow the Executive branch to amend Congressional legislation on its own in order to make an unworkable law workable.
Indeed words simply do not mean anything anymore. Since laws are built from words, laws mean absolutely nothing. They can be interpreted and reinterpreted by the Federal government in order to justify whatever they believe is necessary at a given moment, and the Supreme Court has indicated that there is nothing wrong with this.
This country is no longer a Constitutional Republic. I don’t know what it is, but the Constitution is dead.