Roberts is a constitutionalist, not a conservative..
The arizona ruling was 100% correct...
The ruling on corporate campaign contributions was 100% correct...
Roberts is a far cry from dissappointing, he will side with the constitution, regardless of what is “popular” or “trendy”...
If you believe that, then the individual mandate will be upheld. From Diana West:
"I find it difficult to regard the Supreme Court decision on Arizona immigration law as just another controversial or disappointing highest court decision. There is something almost post-apocolyptic and certainly pre-totalitarian when, to invoke Justice Scalia's dissent, the Court has ruled that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing it. Yes, as Scalia put it, it "boggles the mind."
"It also conjures up truly alarming comparisons with "justice" as meted out by kangaroo courts, show trials and other horrors of totalitarian dictatorships. We understand such criminal acts of going through the motions as sham procedures that have no intention of upholding the rule of law, but rather go forward to entrench an ideology or regime or, usually, both. It is shocking, therefore, to see even a pale reflection of such things in this ruling, the perfect endpiece to President Obama's recent Rose Garden Amnesty. Maybe it's the context of lawlessness and abdication of responsibility we live amid.... In these lawless and irresponsible times, Arizona's immigration law sets a dangerous precedent, demonstrating how both to re-establish the rule of law and take responsibility."
"Is that why, circa 2012, it had to be struck down?
"In April 2010 I wrote Arizona and its immigration law, and, looking back, I realize now I should have known the law was doomed. Why?"
"Arizona suddenly poses an unexpected threat to the status quo of permissible lawlessness, the illegal demographic transformation of this country into a linguistic and cultural extension of Latin America. This out-of-control movement has been tolerated if not facilitated by our political leadership for several decades under the dangerous influence of what we know as multiculturalism, the school of thought that has widely delegitimized U.S. identity altogether. Maybe more than anything else, Arizona's law restores a civic sense that there exists such an identity, and it is, and should be, legally protected. Thus, the multiculti rage."
"Don't let the robes, the perfect spelling, the orderliness fool you: The Supremes' ruling only makes this rage officially the law of the land."
The AZ ruling has destroyed the concept of federalism and made the states administrative units of the central government. Today's decision will add to that precedent.
And don’t forget the correct ruling that the 2nd amendment refers to an individual right.
I agree. As much as I would like to jump on the side of angst about the Arizona ruling, it was the correct one.
Roberts will side with Scalia, Thomas, and Alito. The question still remains however...............
What side will Kennedy stand with.
“Roberts is a constitutionalist, not a conservative..”
You might want to read Scalia’s dissent. The Constitution gives Congress the power to determine who is a citizen. It says nothing about controlling the borders.
Thank you for that positive comment.
Way too many gloom and doomers in these here parts.