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Roberts' Ruling Took Guts

Edna_Eagle Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 5:44 AM
I was at first upset by the ruling... the more I thought about it.... it was brilliant. Roberts gave the power back to the people in this election year. He called a spade, a spade. It showed this was indeed a tax which was denied (with much gusto) by Owe-bama. He curtailed the over reach and abuse of the commerce clause. Last but not least he fired up the Tea Party which has been rather quiet lately. Though we won't be anymore not that a fire has been lit and the tea's bubbling and getting stronger. It opened the eyes of many people who were half asleep in their lazy boys and I'll bet they will get out to vote knowing if Obama stays in office in 2014 their taxes will sky rocket and their MD's might call it quits. All in all,not all bad.
Robert 206 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 6:37 AM
Excellent post! But we're still dealing with millions of people who would be content to have the state take care of them but, of course, it would eventually devolve into the mess Britain has and assisted suicide for the elderly. The choice is clear: Do you want the false promise of total healthcare for the rest of your life or the freedom to choose your life's choices? "Total healthcare" is unsupportable in the long run. The Grim Reaper is the final judge!

Why not just cut open a goat and be done with it?

In ancient Rome, a special kind of priest called a haruspex would "read" the entrails of sheep to divine the will of the gods, the health of the growing season, or whatever else was weighing on the minds of men. Because animal guts don't, in fact, impart that much information about, say, next year's wheat harvest, the haruspices (called "auspices" in Latin -- from which we get the English word) could pretty much make it up as they went along. The same went for the auguries (priests who studied...