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Roberts' Ruling Took Guts

LEVI3 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 11:54 AM
WRONG! It took cowardice! He was afraid to stand on principle and suffer the "slings and arrows" of the democratic political slime machine. That's why he rewrote the Obama Care to claim legality. He knew that he would suffer less from conservative anger.
DMZuniga Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 4:34 PM
Yes, so now he's suffering the slings and arrows of the GOP slime machine instead -- just because he's a good deal smarter than they are, about how to beat Liberals at this late hour.

Roberts is defending the Constitution with a piece of jurisprudential chess that the law schools will be trying to grasp for the next century. Praise God for men of wisdom who, unlike the blathering self-described "constitutional scholar" Mark Levin, actually grasp tactics. Jonah is simply wrong, as I explain here:

Original jurisdiction over congressional violations of the supreme Law of the Land is a weighty responsibility. Far weightier than slinging mud and hanging people in...
DMZuniga Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 4:35 PM
...effigy on the Internet. I pray that my constitutionalist brethren will grow a brain very soon. The liberals have used far more tactical wisdom than we have, for a very long time. That has to change.

D.M. Zuniga, P.E.
Founder, AmericaAgain! Trust
Author, "This Bloodless Liberty"
Henry VIII Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 12:03 PM
Jonah wasn't supporting Roberts, reread the article.
MoonYogert Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 12:31 PM
I think Levi gets it. He just has another sound reason for Roberts' wrong ruling.
DMZuniga Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 4:41 PM
No, Levi DOESN'T get it. Nino Scalia has written impassioned constitutionalist diatribes in his day, and I loved every one. But it's like eating too much ice cream; you need to know when it's time for steak and salad.

Roberts knows, apparently. He was only half-joking about retreating to Malta for this weekend as unthinking conservatives threw their pom-poms (and feces) on the gym floor. Time ...
DMZuniga Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 4:42 PM
...for tactical wisdom and a longer fuse, fellow constitutionalists. The GOP can't save anyone, nor can the SCOTUS, nor can a president, for We The People have been our own worst enemy, allowing selfish majorities and criminogenic politicians to violate the law with impunity. Roberts did the right thing:

D.M. Zuniga, P.E.
Founder, AmericaAgain! Trust
Author, "This Bloodless Liberty

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...