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Roberts' Ruling Took Guts

patterson Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 10:00 AM
Sleazy coward Roberts will forever be branded a traitor. He didn't interpret the law he wrote it by saying the mandate is a tax. He will go down in history as the man who turned America into Greece. May his decision haunt him the rest of his miserable life before he descends into hell.

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...