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Roberts' Ruling Took Guts

Sandy235 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 4:56 PM
To paraphrase The Chief Justice: You elected these idiots, you fix it. If you can't figure that out, you deserve what you get. Looking back at all the laws passed in the last 50 years, this is merely the "latest and greatest".
Earl29 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 5:41 PM
The people who did not vote for those idiots did not elect those idiots. No one voted for Roberts to rewrite legislation from the bench.

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...