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Doug307 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 8:06 AM
Interesting attempt at rationalizing Roberts' decision. You argue he may have made a wrong choice in hopes that later it would bring about better conditions for society? Sadly, that is the characteristic of a COWARD! So your argument would make Chief Justice (hard to say that tittle anymore) John Roberts have total contempt for the Constitution, and also a COWARD!
Reality7 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 11:28 AM
He was intimidated by the Marxist in Chief. When you pay a tax,who do you pay it to? You don't pay it to Insurance Companies. Here, a payment to an Insurance Company is a tax for purposes of the Constitution,but not a tax for purposes of the Anti-Injunction Act. Roberts surrendered to the Marxists. Get ready for the death panels,free abortions,and more payback for Whitey,courtesy of the black Marxist thug in the White House.Ugly days ahead.Welcome to Obamaland,where your best dreams die.
Akennas55 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 8:42 AM
Roberts didn't make a wrong choice, he carefully defined constitutional rules about taxation and the Commerce Clause that no one had bothered making for over 80 years. The Commerce Clause is now effectively boxed in. The Chief Justice is ANYTHING but a coward (he had to know he was going to get savaged by know-nothing yahoos) and showed his deep respect the Constitution.
worker Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 12:21 PM
Roberts forever gave congress the ability to influence our behavior by taxing us if we don't comply. Now we have a tax for inaction. Sad day!

Over at I have ventured the opinion that perhaps --just perhaps-- originalists will eventually recognize Chief Justice Robert's decision and opinion yesterday as a bit of judicial genius that will be his Marbury v. Madison --the case that at first glance seemed a win for an executive whom the then Chief Justice opposed but which was in reality a huge win for the Court and the original design of the Constitution.

We won't have even a preliminary assessment for at least four months, and even if Mitt Romney wins the presidency, the success of this...