Skip to comments.Are You Happy Now, John Roberts?
Posted on 07/03/2012 4:32:02 AM PDT by scottfactor
There is no silver lining to last weeks lawless and illegitimate decision by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and the other four commie liberals to uphold the unconstitutional individual mandate in Obamacare as a tax (something the Court is not supposed to be allowed to dore-write a law). Any conservative who speculates that Roberts grossly wrong-headed majority opinion is somehow good for our side is pathetically grasping at imaginary straws.
The fact is that this is perhaps the second-worst Supreme Court decision in American history, next to Roe v. Wade. The two decisions, while concerning very different topics, both lead to terrible consequences. Roe v. Wade has led to the legalized murder of millions of pre-born babies. The Obamacare decision will lead to tyranny against the American people on a scale never before seen in our nations history.
Only idiots do not see that Obamacare is a thing born in the fiery pit of hell. Only idiots believe that now health care is FREE! The rest of us understand that this is not about free health careit is not about health care at all. It is about controlling the people. It is about stealing much more of our hard-earned money. It is about Washington goons determining who will live and who will die. It is about enslaving us under the all-powerful fist of the federal government.
By now you have likely heard about Jan Crawfords report for CBS News that stated Roberts had initially decided to correctly strike down the unconstitutional individual mandate, but later did a one-eighty and joined the liberal, anti-Constitutionalists on the Court. Although Jan Crawfords report is based on hearsay of two unnamed sources reportedly familiar with the Courts deliberations, it is a very plausible possibility, one that almost explains the unexplainable, horrendous decision of John Roberts.
In part, Ms. Crawford wrote,
as Roberts began to craft the decision striking down the mandate, the external pressure began to grow. Roberts almost certainly was aware of it.
Some of the conservatives, such as Justice Clarence Thomas, deliberately avoid news articles on the court when issues are pending (and avoid some publications altogether, such as The New York Times). They've explained that they don't want to be influenced by outside opinion or feel pressure from outlets that are perceived as liberal.
But Roberts pays attention to media coverage. As chief justice, he is keenly aware of his leadership role on the court, and he also is sensitive to how the court is perceived by the public.
There were countless news articles in May warning of damage to the court - and to Roberts' reputation - if the court were to strike down the mandate. Leading politicians, including the president himself, had expressed confidence the mandate would be upheld.
Some even suggested that if Roberts struck down the mandate, it would prove he had been deceitful during his confirmation hearings, when he explained a philosophy of judicial restraint.
It was around this time that it also became clear to the conservative justices that Roberts was, as one put it, wobbly, the sources said.
In his quest to make the leftist media like him, John Roberts has instead made himself perhaps the second-most-despised man in all of America, next to Barack Obama (or whatever his name is). Roberts single-handedly destroyed what little semblance of authority the United States Constitution still held. He has ensured that the Supreme Court is now nothing more than the communist Obama regimes puppet. I really wonder how in the world he can look at himself in the mirror after he wrote that senseless, convoluted opinion that guaranteed tyranny for the American people.
I find it sickening to think that the Supreme Court Chief Justice is so weak that he could be swayed by the threat of unflattering media reports, if that is what happened. Where are the real men anymore? Where are the men who understand what our Founding Fathers gave up to establish this once-great Republic? Where are the men who are willing to defend it, come hell or high water?
The sickness I felt in my heart last Thursday when this wicked ruling came out still lingers, and I am certain it will only get worse as the realities of this awful, illegal law are put into effect. I have no illusions that Republicans will reverse this bad law, even if they re-take the Senate, keep the House and take the presidency. I believe it would take a miracle for the Republicans to have the guts to do the right thing and kill this evil law, regardless of what Mitt Romney keeps swearing he will do on his first day in office.
There very few real men any more, and of those few, even fewer seek higher office. Most conservative politicians are simpering, shrinking violets who say the right things while campaigning, only to lie down like little women when they get in office and face the first bit of pressure from the radical Left in the media and across the aisle.
Last Thursday, when the Court issued its ruling, Ann Barnhardt had some serious, strong words about it. From her blog entry titled, Surprised? Nope. Solution? Junta. Likely? Nope,
Am I surprised at this morning's news? No. The only thing that is the least bit surprising is that it was Roberts, who was heretofore considered a constructionist, and not Kennedy, who finally put the last nail in the coffin of the First American Republic. The corpse inside said coffin has been dead for years. Let's call GWB's administration the terminal illness, Obama's usurpation in November of 2008 as the actual moment of death of the First American Republic, the last 3.5 years as one long funeral dirge, and today as the final graveside interment service. The First American Republic done got low, and now is taking the long dirt nap. It's all over except for the rotten, rotten descendents sniping over the estate like buzzards.
Bottom line: since I fully understand and accept that the Republic is dead and the Constitution is no longer in force, and that the Rule of Law is dead, nothing surprises me.
Mark Levin said this morning that the SCOTUS decision was lawless. Well, no kidding, Mark. The Republic is dead, and has been for quite some time now. What do you expect? What is it going to take for people to acknowledge objective reality?
It may seem harsh to some people to declare that America is dead, but where do we go to regain our God-given freedoms once they are decided away by lawless judicial, legislative and executive branches of our federal government? Who will restore our Constitutional Republic? I keep hearing people say, In November, the People will make it right. It may well be that conservatives will turn out in huge numbers in November, but will they be able to overcome the voter fraud by the Left and vote machine hacking that has been reported by Obamas Energy Department to be as easy as pie? It is an election stolen for Obama that I believe is coming, no matter how badly Obama loses.
Meanwhile, we are still reeling from the blind-side, left hook Chief Justice John Roberts delivered to Americas jaw. Did he really make that detestably wrong decision because of media pressure, or was it an even more sinister pressure (because I am certain that he knows better than what he ruled)? Whatever his reason, he has betrayed his country. He is a turncoat of the lowest order. He just shredded the very Constitution that it was his job to uphold. He has joined the dark club of the anti-Constitutionalist liberals in the judiciary.
Was it worth it to you to stab your country in the back, John Roberts? Are you proud to have become just another lowlife killer of our precious Constitution? Are you happy now, John Roberts?
Why the heck has this ruling not been appealed yet?
I would say that this is the second-worst Supreme Court decision in American history, next to Dred Scott. It's also likely, unless reconsidered or repealed, to lead to the same complications as the worst Court decision in history.
If this smirking, dimpled, little twit thinks his actions of joining the enemies of America by issuing forth a marvelous jurisdictional achievement by completely ignoring the tattered Constitution then he is wrong!
Roberts will go down in history as having joined the side who are killing America. He deserves being labeled a villain who has accomplished more in one fell swoop than the assorted Obama gang has in over three years of sodomizing this nation!
Crawl into a corner, Roberts as America will continue to review your treachery for what’s left of its history.
The enormity of Robert’s action is mind-boggling. America is outnumbered by our fifth columnists and Roberts will be infamous for leading the pack!
Our Constitution means nothing to the majority of the Supreme Court....America is doomed unless something happens to the people who do love their country that will scare our internal enemies to death.
Unfortunately, those enemies include a vast number of Americans who know nothing about the nation, but occasionally vote to the nation’s detriment.
Additionally, we shouldn’t forget that we don’t know who all our enemies are when we consider that G. W. Bush appointed this fool who thinks he is the Court’s PR man.
Appeal to who? The USSC is the highest court in the land...
Why not appealed yet? Good question. Last night on Greta’s show, some GOP rep was talking about how it would take three - yes 3 or so very long weeks to file that CIVIL suit against Holder in DC court. Greta’s answer was - that is simple and why isn’t it filed yet.
The dance that young fellow did was amazing. In other words, the GOP - boner’s house gop’ers - were WAITING to give the DOJ just a teeny weeny little more time to come clean.
Greta went balistic, almost. Get on with it folks. Hit them on all sides - not just tap them on the hand and ask polite questions. We just got hit with the Chicago way in the Supreme Court. This country is being smothered with 1,000 cuts since Obama got in office and the problems this administration and czars have put into place may never be untangled. And OUR so called GOP is just sitting on their hands. We need a bigger event than a T.E.A. party folks. Let’s get on it.
Indeed, if the political strategy would have to make Democrates single handedly carry all the waters of evil on their own shoulders, Roberts has basicaly taken that burden off of their shoulders and washed their hands.
It’s not that Roberts made a mistake or is responsible for Obamacare so to speak, it is that he went to them submissive and admirative enough to wash their hands off of this blood and take on for them in grotesque self sacrifice the task of evil and responsability for them, saving this crap and disaster for them.
And OUR so called GOP is just sitting on their hands
I’ll add one more thing. I’m fortunate to have a very good GOP group in my county / state of Wisconsin, however we are NOT left of center. These RINOS that are everywhere calling themselves GOP are sickening. DC is chock full of RINOS.
Conservatives need to take control and it’s not easy.
“But Roberts pays attention to media coverage. As chief justice, he is keenly aware of his leadership role on the court, and he also is sensitive to how the court is perceived by the public.”
The press spin, again, reframing reality for us. Roberts was threatened by Dear Leader in some way.
Am I right in that 26 states filed this law suit, but there are other states that did NOT partake so as to come at this law with a DIFFERENT law suit to push up to the Supreme Court.
Will a lawyer please comment here? It’s like the suit that has many aspects to try, but each suit only takes a portion so in case they lose, they can come back from a different angle? Yes ???
Under a Republican President and Senate, Chief Justice John Roberts ought to be impeached. He made this decision due to outside forces as reported by CBS News, he described his purpose as to find some way to find the law constitutional. This is not carrying out justice "without fear or favor".
Impeach and replace.
I'm sorry Aces, but I'm not sure who we'd appeal to. Perhaps to common sense but that doesn't have anything to do with the 3 branches of FedGuv these days. Appeal to God, perhaps.
However the SCOTUS is the highest court in the land. I believe the ruling is final.
We are all there hurting with you. Let's pray we are partying the day after the November election.
Hang in there!
A Supreme Court ruling can't be appealed, but it can be overturned in a later case.
I think that somebody got to Roberts and that he clearly made his decision out of fear
While slavery is a terrible thing, murder is still worse. Both Dred Scott and Roe v. Wade are bad, but Roe "legalized" killing pre-born babies.
He has violated constitutional principles for political purposes.
Roger Goodell maybe?
That may be, but the Kelo decision is right up there.
Roberts is getting so much negativity and I am not sure it is fair. Kennedy who was nominated by Ronald Reagan does not get near the anger and he has been against us much more than Roberts. Roberts score is 100 to 2....Why is he getting so much grief when Kennedy does not????????
The seeds for a second American revolution are now sprouting up.
The USSC took the case and rendered a decision. I doubt that they will take the case up again, at least not until there is a shift in the make-up of the court.
The USSC chooses what cases to accept.
Yes. But it does not take five to pick the case, or as they say "to grant cert". Four is plenty to do that.
Would not surprise me if someone doing the “Chicago way” may have either threatened him or his spouse/children. He does have children and may had to look out for their safety.
Revolution is coming and coming soon.
Yes, it only takes 4 to grant cert. But, until the law actually takes affect in, what, 2014, can there be anything materially different that the court did not just rule on. So, the earliest this COULD be revisited would be 2016 or 2017. And there would need to be a philosphical shift in the court driven by a change in the make-up of the court for them to re-visit this anytime in the near (10 years or so) future, IMHO. I do not see the court wanting to see this on the docket again.
Basically the court ruled that if you want to dismantle the law, you need to do it politically, in congress. And let the electorate decide.
Because Roberts' decision is one of the very worst in American history, and it will have unimaginably bad consequences. This decision puts us on a sure path to tyranny by basically granting the federal government unlimited power.
I am more than a little annoyed that a short lived majority that came about due to a crisi is able to burden the American people for generations to come.
Second, he sides with with the conservative side 75% of the time in 5-4 decisions.
Most of the decisions where he sided with liberals were not nearly of the consequence of this decision (Kelo excepted - but even there he wrote a separate concurrence limiting the scope of the liberal majority).
To use a criminal analogy, most of Kennedy's liberal votes were misdemeanors, where Roberts vote is a major felony.
Not likely. Levin read from a nine page article in which Roberts was interviewed. It was a frightening read because Roberts revealed himself to be just as he voted. Levin said that not once did Roberts state that his role was to uphold the Constitution.
Roberts is an extremely evil human being. He did what he did with his own free will. Don't many ANY excuses for this subhuman scum.
The damage this evil cretin Roberts will do to our Republic is incalculable.
What a pathetic fool Roberts is. I am disgusted. If I said what I want to say, I would be getting a visit.
No doubt someone’s got pictures of the homosexual.
Believe me, if I wrote what I truly felt I would be getting a visit too.
I have a vast library of Liberty and economic books. I have read extensively on the Founders.
The Founders biggest fear was an all powerful central government. They looked at government as a necessary EVIL. They knew clearly the type of men attracted to such power. They tried their best to limit the ability of the government to grown.
Jefferson was extremely fearful of the judiciary. He rightfully stated that if true tyranny is to reign in our Republic it will be through the judiciary.
If our Founders were alive today they would advocate Revolution to restore our Republic. They would understand we are too far gone for legislative solutions at the Federal level.
The only way a second American Revolution an occur is through the several States leading an effort to remove from the Federal government all current powers outside the Constitution. Currently I can't see that happening. We will have to keep resisting the evil push towards an all powerful State.
The RINOs will without a doubt disappoint us. Very dark days lie ahead for our Republic.
I just read The Harbinger. It explains Isaiah 9:10 prophecy and our country turning from the compact of our Founding Fathers with God, how America has received the same warning as Ancient Israel when it turned from God.
Just in the last week, obama hand wrote a verse from this very prophecy on the top girder for the new Freedom Tower, (rebuilding the World Trade Center) and the fool does not even know (or maybe he does and is proud of himself) it is about God’s judgement on a fallen, arrogant people.
I did not realize that the St. Paul’s church, at Ground Zero is where George Washington dedicated our country to God immediately following his inauguration ceremony.
Good question, ace! And what's the bottom line of the silver lining?
METAPHOR OVERLOAD BUMP!
Shrinking violets are pulling at straws!
Roberts is there to keep the Court pristine so that Justice Ginsburg can wear her little ruffled dickey in an authoritative manner, as the socialist majority arrives at a collegial and apolitical consensus.
Pull my finger.
That scrawney old hag and those other two waterbuffalo are a disgrace to womanhood, let alone the Supreme Court!
Now we see that the Chief Justice is a bitter disappointment and a disgrace to the nation!
Less Vital PING.
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