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Conservatives Should Tone Down Criticism of Roberts

para_dimz Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 7:32 AM
Mr. Connor, you're not reading the critiques widely enough. That much is obvious. You neglect to mention that Roberts misued a normal court rule that requires it to find a law constitutional if it can be determined to be legitimate by certain standards of construction. His misuse of the rule consisted in rewriting the language of the law, changing congressional text and intent by changing a penalty into a tax. Even after the fact the law's proponents are running away from that one. Then there is the ruling that it is a penalty in order to grant standing under the Anti-Injunction Act but a tax in order to rule it as constitutional. There's no need to explain this sliegh of hand but to another lawyer. Then there is this revelation of a power
para_dimz Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 7:35 AM
to tax that no one since 1787 thought the government had; namely to levy direct taxes without apportionment upon inactivity. Now, Roberts either amended the constitution to add it OR it was always there but no one except the genius, Roberts knew it was there. In any event, there are two major consequences. First, since this tax power is a constitutional power it cannot be repealed by legislative action. It must go through Article V. Secondly, we ought not take comfort or refuge in the soothsaying of some that government would not dare use the power. IN fact, with this law that is exactly what Roberts said they did. We already know government does not let its tools rust.
Greg 161 Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 8:47 AM
The voters must control the politicians at the bllot box. I am not sure it will work anymore, as so many pay no income tax and love to tax productive people for more free stuff.

Conservatives are apoplectic that John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, sided with the liberal wing of the court in largely upholding the constitutionality of The Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their rhetoric has been filled with invective and they have described Roberts as “a traitor to his philosophy” who is “forever stained in the eyes of Conservatives.” His opinion has been called “the worst kind of judicial activism” and characterized as “a 21st century Dred Scott decision.”

You get the picture. In joining the majority in upholding Obamacare, Roberts has become the Benedict Arnold of the Bench.

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