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Why I Walked Out on John Roberts
American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2012 | Michael Filozof

Posted on 06/30/2012 3:24:46 PM PDT by Bratch

I've had doubts about Chief Justice John Roberts for a couple of years now -- doubts that were unfortunately confirmed Thursday by his decision upholding ObamaCare.

In October 2010, Canisius College in Buffalo, NY hosted Chief Justice Roberts as part of the Raichle Lecture Series. The Raichle Lectures are sponsored by the college's pre-law center, and the college deserves credit for booking some real heavy hitters -- past guests have included Supreme Court Justices Rehnquist, Scalia, and O'Connor, and other notable figures like Rudy Giuliani.

I was excited about the opportunity to see the head of one of the three coequal branches of government in person -- especially in an academic setting, ripe for debate, ideas, and insights on how things really work at the seat of power. I was really looking forward to hearing the kind of Socratic give-and-take Justice Scalia and Judge Bork are known for when they visit colleges and law schools.

I was sorely disappointed.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benedictroberts; johnroberts; obamacare; rino; roberts
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I came away with the distinct impression that Roberts was a milquetoast, country-club Republican who had gotten to his station in life by having impeccable Harvard credentials and sitting around the clubhouse after the golf game and chatting amiably with the other lawyers and never saying anything even slightly controversial or partisan.
1 posted on 06/30/2012 3:24:59 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

He needs a testicular doner.


2 posted on 06/30/2012 3:28:05 PM PDT by polkajello (Romney: The Lesser of Two Weasels)
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To: Bratch

“Save the reputation of the Court”? Pshaw! He’s RUINED the reputation of the Court.


3 posted on 06/30/2012 3:28:47 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: polkajello
it should be the other way around ...he needs to receive a set!
4 posted on 06/30/2012 3:31:32 PM PDT by jrd (DO AWAY WITH THE EPA)
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To: Bratch

Yes, and that is what particularly appeals to a Bush and the legions of bush-bot voters.


5 posted on 06/30/2012 3:31:57 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Bratch

Gee, He sounds just like the guy who nominated him!


6 posted on 06/30/2012 3:32:28 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Bratch
This is an answer to my Google search. Can we do it?

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_a_US_Supreme_Court_justice_be_impeached_and_removed_from_office

7 posted on 06/30/2012 3:37:43 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: Bratch
Roberts reminds me of this guy from "The Mummy."


8 posted on 06/30/2012 3:37:51 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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To: Bratch; left that other site
we have a fraud and a commie puppet as the head of the executive branch.....now it looks like we have a commie lapdog as the head of the USSC.

anyone who thinks God has ignored the sins of this country better think again. ..America needs to be on its knees

9 posted on 06/30/2012 3:40:53 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax

we have a fraud and a commie puppet as the head of the executive branch.....now it looks like we have a commie lapdog as the head of the USSC.


Who do you think swore Hussein in 3 times?


10 posted on 06/30/2012 3:42:17 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Bratch

As someone else said this morning the only way this guy can preserve the integrity of the court would be to resign before the next session.


11 posted on 06/30/2012 3:42:54 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Bratch

As Michael Savage aptly said on his radio show this week: “Roberts is the spawn of Bush.”

This speaks volumes of what kind of man Bush was inside. He sure did fool a lot of folks (with Rove’s help).

I guess this means that — in some sense — Obamacare’s survival really IS Bush’s fault.

Look at photos of Roberts: His eyes show no hint of character — or, of anything else, either.


12 posted on 06/30/2012 3:44:51 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: Bratch

Get ready for mandatory Sensitivity Training Classes. Not just as a condition of employment with a private company but just because the government says you have to. If you don’t take one of these government classes you will face a penalty....er.....tax.....er.....penalty.....er.....tax.

The “Secretary” could just implement a mental health program as part of Obamacare.

Of course, protected classes (minorities, homosexuals, Muslims, etc.) will get waivers.

Who needs re-education camps? Thanks John Roberts.


13 posted on 06/30/2012 3:45:37 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Bratch
Well, he's going to Malta for his summer break.

Gaymalta

Just sayin'.

14 posted on 06/30/2012 3:46:28 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bronzy

Yes.


15 posted on 06/30/2012 3:49:04 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: kingattax

“anyone who thinks God has ignored the sins of this country better think again. ..America needs to be on its knees”

Too late for prayer. Now that America’s moral structure equals that of Sodom, Gomorrah, and ancient Rome, God will deal with us in the same way. (Satan is alive and well and walking the earth — and living in the White Hut.)


16 posted on 06/30/2012 3:49:04 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam

Amen.


17 posted on 06/30/2012 3:52:21 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Smokeyblue

Aren’t these sensitivity classes already mandatory in many situations? The American people don’t mind them.


18 posted on 06/30/2012 3:53:20 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: GoldenPup
Then I guess Justice Roberts must be monitored very closely.
19 posted on 06/30/2012 3:54:35 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: Bratch

I became suspicious of Roberts when he swore the Marxist in a second time in private. Did they use the Qur’an the second time?


20 posted on 06/30/2012 3:57:26 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Bratch
I came away with the distinct impression that Roberts was a milquetoast, country-club Republican who had gotten to his station in life by having impeccable Harvard credentials and sitting around the clubhouse after the golf game and chatting amiably with the other lawyers and never saying anything even slightly controversial or partisan.

That was sort of my impression of W. Since Thursday's debacle, I've been wondering if his appointment was the success and Alito's was the accident. I thought Bush had at least one sterling, unimpeachable accomplishment, one that at least helped justify all the other crap we suffered during his presidency, now even that one is in doubt.

21 posted on 06/30/2012 3:59:54 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Theodore R.

“Aren’t these sensitivity classes already mandatory in many situations?”

I guess for government workers or employees of private companies that make it a condition of employment.

For example, I’ve never worked at a place where I was forced to go to one of these classes.

This would be different or a massive expansion.

There would be no opting out.

Marxism - it’s not just for your children anymore.


22 posted on 06/30/2012 4:02:22 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Bratch

I have assigned this video to students as a matter of of understanding judicial perspective on the Constitution. I was concerned about the shallowness of their reactions until I thought about the shallowness of this interview: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Interviewo


23 posted on 06/30/2012 4:02:59 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: ZULU
Sad but true. Just another mediocre member of the ruling class, along with da Bushes and the rest.
24 posted on 06/30/2012 4:07:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Still Thinking

If President Bush had gotten his way, his appointments would have been CJ Roberts and Harriett Meyers.


25 posted on 06/30/2012 4:12:22 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: man_in_tx
yep. A congenial mildly retarded empty suit. I don't care too much for Savage but he has a point. Bush had to know way more about this schmuck than we did, but nominated him anyway. I have to agree, they appear to be birds of a feather.
26 posted on 06/30/2012 4:18:06 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Still Thinking
That was sort of my impression of W. Since Thursday's debacle, I've been wondering if his appointment was the success and Alito's was the accident. I thought Bush had at least one sterling, unimpeachable accomplishment, one that at least helped justify all the other crap we suffered during his presidency, now even that one is in doubt.

So far Alito is the one Bush may have misjudged. It will take a few more critical decisions to tell. When I say misjudged I mean by that Bush in both his terms was purposely making every attempt to stack both the houses and the courts with his beloved insider Liberals. He had little use for Conservatives or campaigning for them. Can any reasonable person believe that this wasn't his intentions as well behind appointing Roberts and Alito?

27 posted on 06/30/2012 4:19:27 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Bratch
If President Bush had gotten his way, his appointments would have been CJ Roberts and Harriett Meyers.

[eyeroll] I couldn't remember if Meyers was a washout for the Roberts seat or Alito's. OTOH, she may not be a legal giant, but give her her due; I bet if she were CJ, she'd have had the common sense to send this one down in flames, unlike Injustice Roberts. Hell, I would have and I'm not even a liar, er, lawyer.

28 posted on 06/30/2012 4:20:26 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: man_in_tx

I did NOT like Bush. For the same reason I did NOT like Nixon. (commie pig acquaintances think I’m lying about that.)

But I liked Bush, for the same reason I liked Nixon.

When W decided it was time to kick mudslime a$$, he did it. He even slipped up once and used the word “crusade”, for which he almost got his head hacked off.

When Nixon said he was going to bomb you, your a$$ got a whuppin. The vietnamese were a little slow to learn that and that’s why operation Linebacker and Linebacker II, along with the mining of the Haiphong harbor, killed so many of the enemy. He cleaned the garbage out of Cambodia too.

But on social issues, aw jeez, he was a wackadoodle nut case. Dep. of Energy, Dep. of Education, EPA, endangered species act....and on and on and on.

Bush, he DID appoint Alito, but remember who he chose first until the great unwashed masses in the GOP got it through his Texican head that his choices were a REALLY BAD idea?

He was gung ho on amnesty and .....

Just like Nixon, Bush left a s!!t trail that is destined to plague the Republic for a loooonnnngggg time.

Where the hell is Superman when we need him?


29 posted on 06/30/2012 4:22:24 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: cva66snipe
So far Alito is the one Bush may have misjudged. It will take a few more critical decisions to tell. When I say misjudged I mean by that Bush in both his terms was purposely making every attempt to stack both the houses and the courts with his beloved insider Liberals. He had little use for Conservatives or campaigning for them. Can any reasonable person believe that this wasn't his intentions as well behind appointing Roberts and Alito?

If that was his plan he fooled me. Until this week, (first AZ immigration and now this) I believed that somehow, by hook or by crook, perhaps even accidentally, he'd done the right thing on his SCOTUS appointments, which helped me stomach all the other crap he did.

30 posted on 06/30/2012 4:24:27 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Bratch

This is my post SCOTUS ruling RANT—forgive me but I feel good afterwards :)

Roberts is a drone-—useful idiot-—been conditioned by years in the Marxist/brainwashing schools for longer than most. He does not believe in a Higher Power—in Universal Truths—in Natural Law—the fundamental principles of the Supreme Law of the Land.

We need to get back in control of education-PARENTS—take your kids out of the Ivy League schools until they replace Tribe-like evil Satanists who worship Marx and replace them with the God-fearing philosophy of Locke, Montesquieu, Blackstone, Reid and Kant-—and away from Austin, Marx, Nietzsche, and that imbecile Oliver Wendell Holmes-—who twisted the Court into the present irrational promoter of evil, unjust Law which is not even “Reasoned” anymore-—much less in line with the intent and meaning of the Constitution.

The Marxists use OUR TAXPAYER money to pay for all the indoctrination of your children into Marxist ideology and nihilism. We need to destroy all the billions in the organizations that fund Marxist indoctrination centers. Quit wasting your valuable time watching cr*p TV and reading cr*p books, like Shades of Gray. Homoerotica porn to normalize sodomy. The Marxists are determine to throw out Christian Ethics-—the only thing which could save America. Man or God-—one or the other-—and we were founded on God which made us superior and a Good country by all comparisons—wealth, freedom, charity, Equality, etc. etc. No contest.

Geeesh, I know it is a daunting task and HARD but quit taking the LAZY way out. Unlike many in Europe, America has the freedom to control the thinking of their own children-—HOMESCHOOL. Whoever controls the thinking of the children determine the future. We can win—Conservatives have more children. EDUCATE them using the Classics and Rhetoric and get rid of “social” sciences and multiculturalism, diversity,Sex Ed, tolerance, social justice-—all code words for Marxism and filled with methodology to destroy Virtue and fill the head with cognitive dissonance to destroy the possibility to be rational. (it is what happened to Roberts....Yuri B. the ex-KGB on youtube talks about how these useful idiots (unless they are the hardcore evil Marxists) who really are filled with so many lies from childhood, that any thought they arrive at SEEMS logical-—but it throws out all of the Socratic Method.

Worldview is essential—it determines all you do-—don’t allow Marxists/Satanists to shape your children. We need them to be logical which after years of indoctrination/Skinner associations (rainbows/sodomy) it will be hard to dislodge the associations that good is evil and evil is good.

We need to reinsert Christian Ethics—like we had before that Fabian Socialist Dewey inserted Satan who intentionally wanted to destroy the minds of the children in America-—like they were doing in Europe. He was intentionally making them DEPENDENT and GROUP THINKERS and Atheists so that they could create the utopian collective society. Killing both God and Individualism which came from Christians—Common Law and the Magna Carta and the USA.

Can’t make slaves of independent individualists who believe in God. The few Soros-elites want to be Masters of the World so they can erect their Bohemian Groves with Satanic homosexual orgies with boys and girls and human sacrifices-—just like in Pagan Greece and Rome. They are profoundly evil-—if you don’t understand how evil and depraved these people are—then you don’t know anything. I have researches their beliefs-—they are profoundly evil and decadent.

Most of you don’t realize how sodomy is connected to Satanism-—the life-giving force equated to excrement—it is the most efficient way to destroy Natural Law and God-—to promote homosexuality to children and make it normal again like it was before Christianity took over Western Civ. It is a learned behavior. It is not genetic—it is an acceptance of godless ideology.

As everyone should know— homosexuality was rampant in all nations with Jews being the first ones to condemn it—that condemnation becoming the dominant belief in Western Civilization when Christianity forced a uniform concept of Good and Evil.

We have all the Soros-billions forcing sodomy promotion in all popular culture and all public schools, even the military now—and it is for the minds of the boys and girls and their souls. It will flip Good and Evil upside down-—throw God out (and Natural Law) —exactly the plan of Dewey and Holmes with their moral relativism.

It will destroy all our freedom. Virtue is necessary for freedom and sodomy is always a Vice.


31 posted on 06/30/2012 4:26:01 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: ConradofMontferrat
Where the hell is Superman when we need him?

Why, whatever do you mean? Romney's the sure GOP nominee this year! (I'm SOOOOO kidding!)

32 posted on 06/30/2012 4:26:34 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: polkajello
He needs a testicular doner.

He'll have to get in line behind all the other government employees.

33 posted on 06/30/2012 4:28:43 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Bratch
Roberts has declared war on states rights. It's time to start the secession process. States trump this awful perversion of the Constitution. Go to hades, Roberts.
34 posted on 06/30/2012 4:37:30 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Bratch

Far from saving the reputation of SCOTUS, Chief Justice Roberts just killed both his reputation and the that of the Supreme Court.


35 posted on 06/30/2012 4:39:25 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Bratch

JR was an ivy leaguer, law clerk, big firm lawyer. They are all about money and prestige, not substance.


36 posted on 06/30/2012 4:43:37 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: ZULU
Gee, He sounds just like the guy who nominated him!

And the guy's father
37 posted on 06/30/2012 4:48:59 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Bratch

Roberts may not have any particular judicial philosophy because he is a statist, a man who believes that all rights come from the state, not from God. Therefore Roberts doesn’t believe in the constitution as written, in the bill of rights or the balance of power in the three co-equal branches of government.

Robert’s judicial philosophy is dictated by whoever is sitting in the White House.


38 posted on 06/30/2012 4:59:54 PM PDT by Eva
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To: ConradofMontferrat
When Nixon said he was going to bomb you, your a$$ got a whuppin. The vietnamese were a little slow to learn that and that’s why operation Linebacker and Linebacker II, along with the mining of the Haiphong harbor, killed so many of the enemy. He cleaned the garbage out of Cambodia too.

Well if Nixon would have done that the day after he was sworn in when he still had the country's support the war would have been over in 6 months instead of dragging it out with the resultant loss of more lives and defeat

He cranked up the B52 missions to get the peace accord and the POWs back. He could have done that in 1969

And please no response about the N Vietnamese leader who said they won the because of our MSM and protests in the street
If he had used the B52s in 69 it would never had gotten to that point
39 posted on 06/30/2012 5:02:09 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Williams

‘JR was an ivy leaguer, law clerk, big firm lawyer. They are all about money and prestige, not substance.’

It has been enjoyable watching the higher education bubble destroy legal education. Watching these kids show that the only reason they are in law school if for the bucks by demanding that schools almost guarantee them a job. You go into a profession because you like it and think you would be good at it. If it’s just for the money your toast, well except at the JR type firms that waste so much of our economic resources. Giving a Doctorate for three years of just memorizing something is a travesty. Degree inflation.


40 posted on 06/30/2012 5:18:08 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: polkajello
He needs a testicular doner.

Doner.


41 posted on 06/30/2012 5:21:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Bratch

Well, Roberts certainly made his mark. He owns Obamacare now. Actually, it’s Robertscare now. It’s his baby.


42 posted on 06/30/2012 5:23:48 PM PDT by citizen (It's no longer Obamacare. It's Robertscare now. He wanted it, he bought it, he owns it.)
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To: Bratch

The Constitution exists to limit government and preserve freedom, whether it pleases everyone or not.


43 posted on 06/30/2012 5:32:07 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: kempster

Problem is, then Obama gets to pack the court with a 5 majority commie/homosexual clique.


44 posted on 06/30/2012 5:36:36 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: cva66snipe
So far Alito is the one Bush may have misjudged.

Bush wanted to appoint Roberts the first chance he had, when OConner retired. Then Rhenquist died & Bush saw a chance to put Roberts in the top spot. For some reason he really liked what he saw in Roberts.

You may be right about Alito, he was pretty much an unknown and was offered up after Bush's disasterous Myers choice flopped. Thank goodness Alito turned out as he did.

But I don't know what good he can do us now - we now know the court has a progressive majority.

45 posted on 06/30/2012 5:40:02 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Bratch

Epilepsy meds.....John Roberts taking them > Factor this into your equation. Your account of him is appalling. Like everything is a breezy joke


46 posted on 06/30/2012 5:55:01 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Bratch

I read an article earlier today (can’t find it at the moment) that listed the people who promoted Roberts - even escorted him around the country to meet senators who might’ve needed persuasion to vote for his confirmation. Amongst this group was Mark Levin & several others well known to FReepers. I can’t believe they would have done it if they thought he was an empty suit.

Our country is pretty much split 50/50 in politics these days. I think he didn’t want to put the court in a bind & threw the issue back to the politicians. That doesn’t make me happy, but there it is. Now we need to work HARD to get Tea Party folks in the Senate & House, as well as Romney in the presidency, to get this monstrosity repealed.


47 posted on 06/30/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: polkajello

I love your tag line!


48 posted on 06/30/2012 6:14:30 PM PDT by Principle Over Politics (Obamney or Rombama 2012. Two sides of the same coin. Pick your poisen!)
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To: A Strict Constructionist

There are thousands of spoiled brat eco-warrior lawyers who are making nice salaries at NGOs funded part by Gov’t and part by foundations like the Tides Foundation. These POS lawyers are really jamming the system and putting honest Americans out of work


49 posted on 06/30/2012 6:14:58 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: VRWC For Truth

If not secession, then revolution must be. As for secession being illegal and settled law by the SC, F the SC and its rulings. Texas v. White makes as much sense as Roberts decision.

Texas v. White threw the Declaration of Independence into the trash can, along with the Constitution by arguing that once a state enters the Union, it is bound forever to the Union. On its face, that argument doesn’t pass the absurdity test.

Carried to an extreme (or maybe not so extreme), Texas v. White would hold that the federal government could tax us into abject poverty and sell us as slaves and there would be nothing the states or its citizens could do to rid themselves of such tyranny.


50 posted on 06/30/2012 6:15:54 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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