Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chief Justice Roberts Shows Himself to be a Brilliant Chief Justice...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

Being one who is opposed to the ACA (ObamaCare) because I believe it is not the best this nation can devise (think the Swiss Healthcare Plan), I none the less fully and vehemently support the majority decision.

I support it not because in a theoretical or philosophical sense it is valid. It is not. Rather I support it in the judicial sense it is valid, has merit, and because the argument it should be (have been) invalided on the basis of the individual mandate being unconstitutional was not compelling.

In the opinion of this site the rationale for upholding the legislation is intriguing, indeed brilliant. Essentially the ruling rewrites the power of Congress power to regulate.

Chief Justice Roberts is deserving of our respect. Both for rising above pure partisan political ideology (which Supreme Court Justices are supposed to do) as well as for his brilliantly written majority opinion that essentially places the question of universal healthcare squarely back in the realm of he legislative arena. Where it properly belongs.

Ezra Klein perhaps sums it up best...

“For those of us who oppose the Affordable Care Act as a policy matter, this is a bad day,” Barnett said. “For those of us in this fight to preserve the limits of constitutional government, this is not a bad day.”

And for President Obama, who has labored without success to find a bipartisan foothold in his advocacy for the Affordable Care Act, Roberts’s coup in writing an opinion that has found support on both sides must inspire some grudging respect. {Read the Rest}

Via: Memeorandum


  1. He went a long way in pulling the gov't back from unfunded mandates to the states. We can repeal Obamacare. The left can't change what was done to the commerce clause.

    1. Agreed. Obama won a short term victory, that is all. Liberals, when they awake from their self indued euphoria will come to realize this reality.

  2. Brilliant minds think alike!

    I pretty much say the same in my friday blog post.

    I'm glad to see someone else express it. I thought I might be going crazy...

    1. Thanks Silver, I am looking forward to your post Friday. It will no doubt be well thought out and effectively presented as always!

      Sometimes my friend thinking rationally can make you wonder if you're going crazy... I'm sure you know what I mean. ;)

  3. Obama officially lost me on this issue when he a) gave his SEIU buddies a bunch of waivers and b) refused to do the same for privately insured Catholic affiliated businesses.......But, yes, I also agree with you that this was probably the right decision by the court.

    1. It definitely was. When liberals finally figure it out all hell will break loose methinks.

    2. Oh, another thing, when the extreme right wing idiots figure it out, if they ever do, they'll no doubt attempt to take credit for it somehow.

    3. I'm still not sure what side is Twiddle-Dumb and which is Twiddle-Dee....It doesn't sound as if you're completely sure, either.

  4. The mandate can be killed with a simple vote to provide a 100% tax break for any penalty-tax.

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