Skip to comments.Should John Roberts be impeached?
Posted on 07/02/2012 7:40:05 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
Simple enough question. We need to start using this option.
He clearly brought the country closer to tyranny, and that in my view is an impeachable offense. Outside of "my view", his job is to uphold the constitution.
He failed to do his job. He failed to protect the people. He failed to protect COTUS.
He should be fired.
Every time he is seen in public, it should be loudly suggested that he resign.
Ginsburg is far, far worse. Why wouldn’t you start with her?
With an extreme liberal in the white house, and a democrat majority in the senate?
All of this impeachment talk is madness
It just leads to Obama or Romney getting one more shot at making things worse.
Sure, but only if we’re going to impeach the other commies too.
I’m of the opinion that if Obama is defeated in November because of Obamacare, John Roberts may have saved the country at the cost of his own reputation during his lifetime, and history will recognize him as one of the greatest of patriots.
Agreed. Start with RBG.
Samuel Chase was impeached and aquitted. Mostly, even his most ardent critics in the Senate refused to convict him on the grounds of decision quality.
Obamacare, if replaced and repealed, must be (at this point) handled through the Legislative Branch, then signed by a new President. Even if this House (which I doubt would occur) drew up articles against him, it would only hurt them and make them look like sore losers.
IMO, any attempt to impeach him on these grounds would assure Dem retention of the Senate and introduce the real potential of House loss again, giving us Speaker Pelosi Part Deux. The outcome of the Presidental election, at that point, would be irrelevant.
I think he may have done more good than harm whether it was his intent or not.
There seems to be a silver lining in what Roberts actually did. I don’t think he did this to benefit Obamacare at all. I think he realized that if he threw it out, the democrats were going to push harder to get this legislation passed. What Roberts did was left it to the states.
Look at what the states are doing.... Many are not going to abide by it. The House is ready to bring it back to the House and repeal it as now it is a tax and not a penalty. They will have many democrats on their side since many are up for re-election. I think we need to just watch this! He also gave the government in no uncertain terms that they were not allowed to use the commerce clause in this manner - its a flat out tax. This makes Obama a liar in chief. This is payback time for Roberts.
He thought long and hard about this decision - lets give it time to fully sink in. I don’t think we should be going for his head at this time. He may have just saved us.
I have pretty strong feelings about this. There is something there that he did that definitely was not in BO’s favor.
“We.need to start using this option”
If you had a Congress that would impeach Roberts it wouldn’t be necessary.
As it is, you are about 50-60 Senators short.
If it makes you feel better, dream on.
Remember Roberts was one of five votes... and he changed his mind to make the wrong choice half-hearted. What about the other four full blown socialists that were a solid vote? What about Stephen Breyer, the Wise Latina, The Lady's Man Kagan, and Darth Vader Ginsburg? They will vote for the USAs destruction every time. If you can impeach Roberts for damaging the Constitution you can do the same to them.
Unless it can be proven Roberts sold his vote for money or some other favor any talk of impeachment is a waste of time. As others have said with Obama in the WH any replacement would be far worse. Not liking the decision is not any sort of reason to impeach, and the argument that he subverted the Constitution is moot because the Constituion has, since Marbury, been whatever the Court says it is.
There isn’t a provision for impeaching or firing SCOTUS members.
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