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The Roberts Opinion: It's Not All Bad

special1 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 7:33 PM
Wrong. It is a tax to punish people who wish NOT to buy health insurance or cannot afford to purchase health insurance. Believe it or not, some people are healthy enough not to want to pay thousands of dollars a year to pay for other people's health care. (that's what insurance is, if you are healthy. YOU are paying for the health care of someone else.)

John Roberts is not a “traitor to his philosophy.” He is not a liberal. He is, above all else, a very strict originalist, and the Chief Justice of a Court that is acutely aware – and wary – of its role in politics. Understand that his opinion, though certainly not ideal for the Right, contains more good news for conservatives in its pages than it does on its face.

So let’s take a look at his surprising opinion – the controlling opinion, as it’s called, which sets precedent and “say[s] what the law is,” as Marshall said so long...