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America has brand-new Benedict Arnold
WND ^ | December 27, 2012 | Chelsea Schilling

Posted on 12/28/2012 6:07:57 AM PST by Perseverando

'People deserve better than this. And that's the bottom line'

He single-handedly delivered the swing vote to approve Obamacare and perhaps even crushed the American health system that has been the envy of the world.

WND has selected U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. for its first-ever Benedict Arnold Award.

“There are lots of bad guys out there who would qualify as ‘Villain of the Year,’ but precious few candidates for the ‘Benedict Arnold Award,’” explained WND Vice President and Managing Editor David Kupelian. “Benedict Arnold, after all, was a good guy; he was an American general in the Revolutionary War who fought valiantly on behalf of the Continental Army – that is, until, for reasons yet unknown, he defected to the British side and betrayed the cause he had formerly served.”

Kupelian added, “That pretty much describes Justice Roberts, who gained the enthusiastic support of conservatives and other Constitution-lovers by virtue of his earlier rulings and judicial temperament, and yet betrayed that trust in a devastating way. And we still don’t know why he did it.”

Benedict Arnold

On June 28, 2012, Roberts joined the left of the Court in a dramatic 5-4 decision to uphold President Obama’s signature legislation. The Court ruled that Obamacare’s individual mandate is not constitutional under the Constitution’s Commerce Clause, but is reasonably considered a tax valid under Congress’ authority to “lay and collect taxes.”

“The Affordable Care Act is constitutional in part and unconstitutional in part. The individual mandate cannot be upheld as an exercise of Congress’s power under the Commerce Clause,” Roberts wrote. “That Clause authorizes Congress to regulate interstate commerce, not to order individuals to engage it. In this case, however, it is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: johnroberts; obamacare; scotus; supremecourt

1 posted on 12/28/2012 6:08:09 AM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

My choice for Benedict Arnold is John Kerry. He actually met with the north Vietnamese in Paris. There are others also.


2 posted on 12/28/2012 6:15:54 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Perseverando

An apt award. John Roberts is walking garbage. A complete waste of human skin!


3 posted on 12/28/2012 6:18:05 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: Perseverando

To see just how far down Progressives have dragged this nation, one need only consider how a prior generation knew they had to AMEND THE CONSTITUTION to ban alcohol. Yet now, one of the so-called “strict constructionist” conservatives on the Court itself thought it was A-OK for the Federal government to seize control of the entire healthcare system without such an amendment.


4 posted on 12/28/2012 6:21:43 AM PST by montag813
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To: mountainlion; All
J.F'n.K...is the (odds-on fav) for 2013.

5 posted on 12/28/2012 6:22:45 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bozo man can :-)
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To: mountainlion
"My choice for Benedict Arnold is John Kerry. He actually met with the north Vietnamese in Paris. There are others also."

This would not be an apt comparison in my view. Remember, before Benedict Arnold defected to the British, he was a true blue hero for our side. For Mr. Kerry, acquiring fake purple hurts does not constitute being a hero in my judgement.
6 posted on 12/28/2012 6:23:44 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: mountainlion
Roberts and Kerry and even Arnold himself are minor offenders compared to Obama himself.
7 posted on 12/28/2012 6:26:53 AM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Perseverando

“Some have openly speculated that Chief Justice Roberts might appear to have certain personal proclivities that made him vulnerable to undue influence in the matter.”


8 posted on 12/28/2012 6:34:38 AM PST by OKSooner ("The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen." - Revelation 22:21)
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To: Perseverando
Benedict Arnold, turned on the cause out of frustration of how he was treated by the politicos.

He was one of our best Generals. If you study his life and times, he was driven to the British side by politicians...our politicians!

9 posted on 12/28/2012 6:37:26 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Perseverando

Bottom line? Roberts is compromised and likely blackmailed. His family was threatened or he has dark secrets the obama regime was threatening to make public. In the old days the justice would have taken that bullet for his country.

He is now more infamous that famous.


10 posted on 12/28/2012 6:53:11 AM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Perseverando

Successful blackmail campaign......the only reason....


11 posted on 12/28/2012 7:07:30 AM PST by jch10 (7th generation Floridian)
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To: Perseverando

He would be my choice also. A very disgusting man who sold us out. For what we don’t know.


12 posted on 12/28/2012 7:11:52 AM PST by Ramonne
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To: subterfuge

Obama admin is possible blackmailer, but do not discount the health industry who stand to make tons of money from Obamacare. With billions threaten by a ruling, they too can be blackmailers or bribers. Freepers need to remember, in our times there are two enemies to freedom, leftist liberals and corporate America.


13 posted on 12/28/2012 7:12:06 AM PST by Fee
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To: OKSooner

In 2005, there was an “investigation” that went nowhere into Roberts’ shady South American adoptions.

This would appear to be when Roberts was pwned, saved for the “right” occasion later.

http://patterico.com/2005/08/04/drudge-says-new-york-times-is-investigating-robertss-adoption-records/


14 posted on 12/28/2012 7:16:34 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: mountainlion

Roberts is more like Forest Gump inserting himself into history.


15 posted on 12/28/2012 7:20:17 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Perseverando
And we still don’t know why he did it.

The hell we don't. He did it because he believed Sparky the Wonder Commie's crap about “upholding the validity of the Court” or some other similar reverse psychology bull$hit that a weak-minded panty waist would fall for; instead of doing the right (and legal) thing, Roberts did what was popular, so he wouldn't be yelled at and hated by those who will always hate him regardless of his actions. Roberts exemplifies the limp-wristed, morally gutless POS metrosexuals that have infested the so-called “DC elite” for decades, and it's only going to get worse from here...

16 posted on 12/28/2012 7:20:46 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: oldbrowser

True, but Obama is only half-American.


17 posted on 12/28/2012 7:22:18 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Perseverando

I’ve lost respect for Roberts not so much because he made his choice but because since making it he has made no effort to come before the public and defend his choice. Recent photos of him suggest a person who’s backbone has turned to jello.

However, I can see his point that Obamacare’s “penalty” is really just a tax. I really is just a tax.


18 posted on 12/28/2012 7:23:01 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
John Kerry has a museum in Saigon.
19 posted on 12/28/2012 7:31:38 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Perseverando

At least Mr. Arnold had the courtesy to abscond to another country. Neither Mr. Roberts, nor Mr. Kerry have. They are both still here — annoying us.


20 posted on 12/28/2012 7:34:24 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Ramonne
He would be my choice also. A very disgusting man who sold us out. For what we don’t know.

A nice Malta vacation...


21 posted on 12/28/2012 7:44:14 AM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: Perseverando

This cretin is a big moon pie face marxist idiot.


22 posted on 12/28/2012 7:53:09 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Perseverando
Hear ye, hear ye! Benedict Roberts turned the US Constitution upside down when he decided USG could: determine each citizens personal health care, require them to pay much more for much less and said payments were not mandatory fees but taxes and then, hah hah HAH, that USG had every right to levy this tax upon the citizens, even though it was a direct tax, which USC specifically disallows.

This is as huge an illegal power grab by USG as the 16th Amendment, which was a clarification of Corporate Excise Tax of 1909, allowing USG to directly tax corporations.

Most intellectuals of every pursuit have become lost in the traditions of their pursuit. Deriving derivatives from dirived information for too many iterations. They have lost more value with each new extrapolation. This is esp. true of judges, even well meaning ones.

23 posted on 12/28/2012 7:53:21 AM PST by veracious
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To: Perseverando

Great selection. Kerry can have it next year.


24 posted on 12/28/2012 8:03:25 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: Perseverando

Arnolds with an S. All of the supremes and congress and half the military uppity ups.


25 posted on 12/28/2012 8:31:59 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: mountainlion

I’m not arguing he’s a traitor. I just said he can’t be compared to Benedict Arnold. At least Arnold was a hero for the revolutionary cause at one point. John Kerry was never a hero for this country.


26 posted on 12/28/2012 10:20:28 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Benedict Arnold is the definition of traitor.
27 posted on 12/28/2012 12:33:41 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Redleg Duke
Benedict Arnold, turned on the cause out of frustration of how he was treated by the politicos.
He was one of our best Generals. If you study his life and times, he was driven to the British side by politicians...our politicians!

Really? I read somewhere (I forget where) that the reason he turned was because his wife had expensive tastes and so the money 'needed' motivated him to sell information to the British.

28 posted on 01/02/2013 8:04:30 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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