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The Supreme Importance of the Court's Message

Mike2446 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 12:52 AM
Do not judge until you have read at least the first 25 pages of his opinion... Roberts did his duty in the only way he could to uphold and stand by the Constitution. I have read the first 25 pages which covers the individual mandate... it you want to be mad at someone, turn it to BHO, Pelosi and all the other scum who put this law together behind closed doors. The language they used makes it a tax, it is their lies and deception that was used to get it passed and try to sell it to us.
h20skier2 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 2:05 AM
No, it is Roberts that rewrote the law to make it a tax. He should have thrown out the law on that basis as he said it failed by the Commerce Clause.
Akennas55 Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 8:23 AM
Wrong - as usual, another comment from someone who hasn't read the opinion.
para_dimz Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 8:55 AM
Well if it was a tax, then how come the suit was granted standing in spite of the Anti-Injunction Act which bars a suit against the collection of a tax until the tax has been collected? That is the Orwellian twistification in all this. He said it wasn't a tax so he could rule it was one. Also, Answer Scalia's question: if this is a tax, can you find a limiting principle so that anything imaginable can't be taxed? Pan/fire.You know the cuss words I can't print here.

"I feel like Justice Roberts cheated on me," said a friend, half in jest, half expressing honest disappointment. Having once emceed a "Women for Roberts" press conference for C-SPAN back in the day, I heard a lot of similar sentiments in the wake of his penning the majority opinion for the Supreme Court decision that "upheld Obamacare," as many have put it.

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