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#1 He's inserted an constitution-upholding worm into the legal system.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-06-30 12:34||
#2 Seems like a torturous stretch to arrive at the conclusion that the mandate is a tax. Obama said that ObamaCare would bring no new taxes for people making $200K or couples making $250K. He said that people could keep their doctors and their insurance. Both are lies. The entire legislation was premised on a lie. It was rammed down our throats and we were told to shut up, you will like it. Nancy Pelosi otherwise known as "Detestable" told us it had to be passed to read it. These people should all be arrested for fraud or impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-06-30 14:07||
#3 I got a better idea, John - humiliate them. Vote them out of office!
Posted by Bobby 2012-06-30 15:25||
#4 I do not buy all this narrow interpretation stuff. The law forced you to do something or face a fine, in this case, health care. Other things can be added later in the same way, calling it a tax.
Roberts should have struck this POS law down just for that. SCOTUS needed to send a message that this law was unconstitutional and that Congress needed to fix it. It is NOT the job of SCOTUS to rewrite the law. That is up to Congress. They need a good smack down. Writing 2000+ pages of sh*t written by staffers that will cost this country trillions of dollars that the country does not have is unconscionable. And what is worse is that few congress critters read the text in detail.
The issue is rather simple, it is an issue of liberty, but lawyers make the core issue too complicated, thus ducking the issue.
Roberts did not need to pull a fast one. He needed to write his opinion and keep the law or throw it out. He is not in the legislative branch of the US. That's it.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-06-30 15:25||
#5 Dr. Krauthammer had it correct last evening. Roberts actions this week were all about the external "perceptions" of the court, not about jurisprudence. Most of the older members appeared to follow a strict interpretation of the law. The younger and more left leaning members went with the emotion centered egalitarianism which is the hallmark of our education system today.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-06-30 16:00||
#6 The entire Republic is history.
We are now ruled by mandates set forth by a Dictator formed by infatuation of his third world father and extreme leftist mother. A host of appointed Czars that have replaced Congress and a faltering Judicial Branch that is caving from the top down.
The options are a struggle for the restoration of Liberty or toiling under mandates that run counter to general consensus.
Posted by Lemuel Glinemble7700 2012-06-30 16:32||
#7 notice that it's always the conservatives and centrist (Kennedy) whose votes are in play. Nobody questions the leftwing maggots who vote in lockstep.
Posted by Frank G 2012-06-30 16:34||
#8 I still say, it could have been a lot worse. Roberts left only one problem outstanding, properly to be dealt with by the elected branches. What's surprising is not that he joined the left wing of the court, but that they joined him.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-06-30 18:56||
#9 Ginsberg did, with bitterness. She should be a replacement project by President Romney. F*&k their "this was a liberal seat, you need to nominate a liberal".
Posted by Frank G 2012-06-30 19:23||
#10 Submitted for your approval, an interesting analysis:
Posted by Uncle Phester 2012-06-30 20:39||
#11 There still may be hope - a variety of Catholic institutions have filed suit based on religious liberty concerns. Obamacare requires all employers, except churches and religious institutions like convents, to cover birth control pills (with no co-pay) for everyone. Catholic colleges and hospitals are not exempt. So they have sued, saying Obamacare forces them to go against their core religious principles.
Of course, it will take years for this to reach the Supreme Court, if it ever does. Hopefully, by then, President Romney and the newly elected Republican majorities in the House and Senate will have repealed this monstrosity.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2012-06-30 21:29||