Skip to comments.America has brand-new Benedict Arnold
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 dont know why he did it.
On June 28, 2012, Roberts joined the left of the Court in a dramatic 5-4 decision to uphold President Obamas signature legislation. The Court ruled that Obamacares individual mandate is not constitutional under the Constitutions 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 Congresss 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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My choice for Benedict Arnold is John Kerry. He actually met with the north Vietnamese in Paris. There are others also.
An apt award. John Roberts is walking garbage. A complete waste of human skin!
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.
“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.”
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!
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.
Successful blackmail campaign......the only reason....
He would be my choice also. A very disgusting man who sold us out. For what we don’t know.
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.
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.
Roberts is more like Forest Gump inserting himself into history.
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...
True, but Obama is only half-American.
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.
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.
A nice Malta vacation...
This cretin is a big moon pie face marxist idiot.
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.
Great selection. Kerry can have it next year.
Arnolds with an S. All of the supremes and congress and half the military uppity ups.
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.
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.