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The 'Oprahfication' of America

anonymous Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 9:26 AM
Cal...is always thought provoking. I'm not sure whether he would agree but Roberts decision is neither right or left; his decision is either right or wrong. It becomes too convenient for us to label his decision right or left and contribute no more insight into the discusion. When you make a judgement that his decision is right or wrong, you must clarify your judgement. That becomes more difficult.
Rick2477 Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 9:36 AM
Have you read Robert's opinion, the court's opinion I should say. I like what you say above: '...you must clarify your judgement. That becomes more difficult.' The opinion should shed some light on this.
anonymous Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 10:43 AM
My observation was meant more as a cultural conviction than as a specfic critique; we handle most things by generalization: religion, political, social, personal. It helps us to not need to think. I have not read the Roberts opinion.
McGovern Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 11:30 AM
anonymous,

I'm not sure you're aware of it, but there is another poster using your name, with several numbers after it.

It wouldn't be so bad except for the silly and stupid comments he is making.
anonymous Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 11:47 AM
I did not choose "anonymous": my name is Louis Kramp....
McGovern Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 11:58 AM

When asked at the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 what the Founders had wrought, Benjamin Franklin famously said, "A Republic, if you can keep it."

That question might also be put to the five Supreme Court justices who voted last week to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, which mandates health insurance for most Americans, based on twisted logic that it is a tax and thus within the power of the Congress to impose on an already overtaxed people.

Even better than the question of what the court has allowed government to do is what its ruling...