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The John Roberts Doctrine: Stopping at Red Lights Is Optional

TonyXL Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 1:35 PM
Question for John Roberts: You voted in the majority for DC v. Heller. What if the D.C. law didn't prohibit firearm ownership, but instead levied a $50,000 tax per firearm?

Are you required to stop your car at a red light?

In his opinion declaring Obamacare's individual mandate constitutional, Chief Justice John Roberts constructed an absurd doctrine of legal interpretation that, if consistently applied, would hold you are not.

The Roberts Doctrine of Lawlessness can be summarized as follows: You need not stop at a red light as long as you can afford to pay the penalty for running it. Red lights merely give motorists a "choice" of whether to stop or keep moving and pay the fine the government imposes for not stopping.

Let's see how...