Skip to comments.Europe Is Baffled by the U.S. Supreme Court
Posted on 04/05/2012 6:24:07 PM PDT by TexasNative2000
Europe is scratching its head over possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down President Obama's signature legislative achievement. As the judiciary and the Obama administration trade legal barbs over the high court's authority, the idea that health care coverage, largely considered a universal right in Europe, could be deemed an affront to liberty is baffling.
"The Supreme Court can legitimately return Obamacare?" asks a headline on the French news site 9 POK . The article slowly walks through the legal rationale behind the court's right to wipe away Congress's legislation. "Sans précédent, extraordinaires" reads the article. In the German edition of The Financial Times, Sabine Muscat is astonished at Justice Antonin Scalia's argument that if the government can mandate insurance, it can also require people to eat broccoli. "Absurder Vergleich" reads the article's kicker, which in English translates to, "Absurd Comparison." In trying to defeat the bill, Muscat writes, Scalia is making a "strange analogy [to] vegetables."
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Talk to a European about neo nazis or the klan and their heads explode at the idea that allowing them to exist in the open is a good thing.
Europeans have LBJs idea of “Freedom” — “Freedom from work” “Freedom of vacations” “Freedom to have the State supply all your need” “Freedom to have countrywide tantrums if you don’t make my life easy.”
We saw how well that worked for Greece...
..hey Europe, remember this guy?
“Hey, what is this stuff called freedom?”. “Checks and balances?”. Geez, who wouldn’t want to be like Europe?! /s
Europe can use that baffler when they blow it out their arse.
When Phyllis Schlafly argued that this would happen back in the 70's when the ERA was being fought she was looked at with blank stares: how did you come up with that?
Easy. She used logic. Just like Scalia is doing by extending Obama's argument for mandates in the insurance industry to potential future mandates in the food industry.
Way, way back in the very early 1970s, I was stationed in Germany in a unit that patrolled the east west German border. I asked my old first sergeant, who was in Korea and Vietnam, how we expected to defend against the Soviets short of nukes. He said, that is the only way we can defend. Without the nukes we are simply immediately dead. He then said that we were basically wasting our time in Germany. He said that eventually Europe would once againt be like it used to be. This guy was very smart. Actually had a law degree and got it while in the Army going through night schools in the states. He told me that the Germans were the real problem. He said really that we were there to keep the Germans from starting WW III. He said it was just in their blood. He also hated the French. He had nothing good to stay about the French. Always spoke of them like dogs. He said eventually we would be fighting another war over there. He is probably long gone fromt his earth by now, but his words still ring in my ears when I see all this Eurowinnie crap.
I have no doubt Europeans are baffled by the whole concept of a limited representative government of laws. The mess they have made of the EU era illustrates even further the incoherence and impotence of European political thought.
Yeah, just like 47% of Americans!
I love the continent of Europe with its history, art, architecture, and beauty - but not its politics.
I’d rather have Western Europe than this country under the Obumster! Let’s not kid ourselves while we’re ruled by a radical marxist.
Yep. The separation of powers is one of the true genius concepts of our Constitution. It continues to serve us well.
I don't know if you've noticed it or not but even in HIspano-America the dictators really don't get away with the stuff European dictators do (SEE: Hitler, Stalin), and there's always a popular uprising around that is, to a degree, actually a popular uprising and not just political party astroturf.
The United States and Canada are a bit tamer, but not by much.
In this situation we all know European opinion makers truly cannot conceive of a government with restrictions!
This is why they are not worth talking too except when you interrogate them after their next big war to see if they were a Nazi, a Commie, a Royalist, or some other kind of mind-numbed, knee-jerk, robot-like Leftwingtard.
Perhaps this will explain the issue better:
Oui nous pouvons, grenouilles!
I find their bafflement delightful and hope to see it turn to total mindblown dismay when Obamacare is overturned.
The first law passed by the Nazi’s was addressing how to cook Lobster. You would think they would understand the Broccoli analogy.
Didn’t we leave Europe a few hundred years ago because it sucked there?
Well, there’s little or nothing meaningful in the EU constitution about such issues as freedom or representative government.
We derived our Constitutional system of law from English Common Law and Christian Natural Law. But that stuff is pretty much gone now over in Europe.