Skip to comments.Will John Roberts be remembered in history the same as Benedict Arnold?
Posted on 06/28/2012 7:39:44 AM PDT by Sybeck1
When some is called a Benedict Arnold he is deemed a traitor. Will being called a John Roberts go to mean the same?
Why the hell do I keep on supporting Republicans?? WHY?
Justice Roberts was just following a logical construct in combing the curliques out of the very fuzzy thinking that created this bill in the first place. Declaring the “mandate” a tax, shifts this back into play as a revenue measure, and as such, those parts that did NOT originate in the House of Representatives, should have no standing.
And is a dandy reason to proceed with repeal of the existing law, as increasing taxes in an economic downturn is altogether in contradiction of all Keynesian Theory.
Now, Obama has become the most avaricious tax-and-grab occupant of the Oval Cubicle since FDR, and as such, the Republicans have the biggest club they could possibly have, just handed to them. His erstwhile supporters have just collectively zipped shut their deep pockets, which does not bode well for continued monetary support of his re-election campaign.
And they probably won’t have the fortitude to lift it.
Where is Mitt on this? We should have had a statement already.
This is a trick question....Right?
This is no different than when the Supreme Court upheld slavery, and condemned people to slavery based on the color of their skin.
Now, they have upheld slavery of the ENTIRE American people to the Government, by saying that it is constitutional for EVERY American to be FORCED into a purchase agreement.
Benedict Arnold actually did something useful for us at one point.
This one really IS Bush’s fault.
John Roberts is a traitor.
Roberts, he is one first class stupid jackass.
Eff John Roberts. He knew The Kenyan is not a Natural Born Citizen, yet he swore him in.
And now this??
This is why I’ve always said the SCOTUS does not matter when picking a presidential candidate. You can’t trust any court. Even these Supremes.
Roberts and the supreme court thought Obama scorned them in one of his State of the Union messages. They haven’t seen anything yet.
I used to say that there were only 2 things that Bush got right......now it’s down to one.
Johnny "Weasel" Roberts Eyes
Why would he have bothered with all that subterfuge, when by his vote the entire law could have been struck down? In his opinion Roberts states that it is the court’s duty to preserve unconstitutional law. Where the hell does that come from?
Why the hell do I keep on supporting Republicans?? WHY?
It’s time to build the gallows.
Well we should have let Bush have his first pick. She was a not going to do what Big John did today.
Can’t believe anyone is surprised, we were forewarned, Ginsberg gave the Obama the thumbs up signal to Obama several days ago in her interview. She should be impeached for that act alone.
And that witch-woman Pelosi tweeted his vote in advance (was it yesterday?).
Roberts had a huge deposit made in a Swill bank account for him. He is set for life.
Here’s what I don’t get: The law as passed, didn’t mention this healthcare bill was a “TAX”. So how in the hell does Roberts, just because lawyers argued that congress has the power to TAX, say it is constitutional?????
Roberts is definitely a creep. IMO, this was a huge over-reach on his part.
This activism illustrates that a house-cleaning needs to begin at every level of the judiciary.
And the damn S.C. and every politician in D.C. will not have to abide by it, because they are exempted from all of this crap.
And THAT is the Silver Lining. :-)
Backstabbing piece of shyte!!! I am beyond angry. A dark day for America. Mitt claims he would void 0-care via Executive Order. I doubt he has the cojones. We are @*%@&ed by the socialist and collectivists
Plus the SJ said to 0bama...You can keep the borders open to further disfranchise productive America, traditional America, law abiding America
Recall that Roberts held a special second swearing-in ceremony for Zero at the White House.
Are you over the (r) thing now? Because we need to support CONSERVATIVES.
Roberts was never conservative. He doesn't believe in private property rights.
He is every bit as much a traitor as Arnold ... worse, in fact. He is an oathbreaker, just like 0bama, kagan, sotomayor, ginsberg, and breyer, and every worthless fascist democRat in congress that voted for this abomination.
He can burn in hell with the left bloc of the court.
God bless Justices Thomas, Scalia, and Alito.
No. Benedict Arnold was a man of principle. Roberts is a boot licking toad
Time for a revolution. Our forefathers did so for much less tyranny.
Roberts is a leftist. Bush should have picked Janice Rogers Brown who said things Like:
Janice Rogers Brown On American Government
Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible. [A Whiter Shade of Pale, Speech to Federalist Society (April 20. 2000)(Federalist speech at 8]Where government advances and it advances relentlessly freedom is imperiled; community impoverished; religion marginalized and civilization itself jeopardized....When did government cease to be a necessary evil and become a goody bag to solve our private problems? [Hyphenasia: the Mercy Killing of the American Dream, Speech at Claremont-McKenna College (Sept. 16, 1999) at 3,4]In the last 100 years and particularly in the last 30 ...[g]overnment has been transformed from a necessary evil to a nanny benign, compassionate, and wise. Sometimes transformation is a good thing. Sometimes, though, it heralds not higher ground but rather, to put a different gloss on Pat Moynihans memorable phrase, defining democracy down. [Fifty Ways to Lose Your Freedom, Speech to Institute of Justice (Aug. 12, 2000)(IFJ speech) at 2][W]e no longer find slavery abhorrent. We embrace it. We demand more. Big government is not just the opiate of the masses. It is the opiate. The drug of choice for multinational corporations and single moms; for regulated industries and rugged Midwestern farmers and militant senior citizens. [IFJ speech at 3-4]Government acts as a giant siphon, extracting wealth, creating privilege and power, and redistributing it. [Speech at McGeorge School of Law (Nov. 21, 1997) at 18][See also Landgate, Inc. v. California Coastal Commission, 953 P.2d 1188, 1212 (Cal. 1998)(Brown, J., dissenting)(referring to government as relentless siphon.)]
Janice Rogers Brown on the New Deal, the Great Society, and the transmutation of the Constitution
I have argued that collectivism was (and is) fundamentally incompatible with the vision that undergirded this countrys founding. The New Deal, however, inoculated the federal Constitution with a kind of underground collectivist mentality. The Constitution itself was transmuted into a significantly different document...1937...marks the triumph of our own socialist revolution
It is time for revolution/violent opposition, then gallows.
Clearly, they have blackmail material on Roberts...
No other explanation corresponds with his votes from the bench this week.
He will be at least spoken of along side such luminaries as David Souter.
He looks like a fag to me.
Arnold only sold out The Country once; Roberts has already sold out The Country TWICE this week alone, and he ins in the position FOR LIFE!
I remember back when Roberts was nominated people did give a warning that he tended to favor government power. He might believe that gov’t can ban abortions but as this case and the previous case regarding marijuana growing purely for personal consumption shows he also believes gov’t has broad powers to tell you what you can do and not do unless there is an explicit prohibition to said gov’t power in the Constitution. Madison warned us about these types indirectly when he argued that the risk of having a Bill of Rights is people will tend to view the gov’t as being able to do anything as long as it was not prohibited in the Bill of Rights.
The pirate Roberts is doing what he was placed on the court to do, and that is not to uphold OUR Constitution.
Truth be known about the 41/43 dynasty...
...from x41 down thru all the boys....
CJ of SCOTUS leanings wouldn't be so much of a surprise.
Another Bush gets Soutered.
It matters. Leftist ideologue presidents appoint leftist ideologue justices and those justices seldom stray. We know what we'll get from Obama and Clinton appointees and we rarely hear of any of them voting with conservatives on the court.
How is he a traitor? He will be remembered as a great progressive just like Bush was!
That’s the whole point here. The GOP and DEM party are infected with the progressive disease.
Bush enabled the housing crisis...
Bush abandoned the free markets...
Bush enabled the bail-outs...
Bush enabled Obama to get elected...
Bush nominated Roberts...
Now Roberts just finished what Bush started...the total destruction of America.
More important to get it right than get it fast...