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The 'Oprahfication' of America

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.

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...