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Conservatives Should Tone Down Criticism of Roberts

Troglodite Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 8:38 PM
Under Judge Roberts's decision, Congress's power to tax has now swallowed the rest of the Constitution more definitively than the Interstate Commerce Clause ever did. There seems to be no reason, at this point, why a "law" should be deemed unconstitutional if it imposes a "tax" for not eating enough broccoli, or for not having an abortion after the first two kids, or for not buying solar cells for your house, or for not turning in your firearms, etc. etc. Though Roberts is too much of a pipsqueak to merit much indignation, the point is well taken that those who find a silver lining in this atrocious decision are branding themselves once and for all as not worthy of being taken seriously as commentators.

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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