Of the 17 lawyers who have served as chief justice of the United States, John Marshall -- the fourth chief justice -- has come to be known as the "Great Chief Justice." The folks who have given him that title are the progressives who have largely written the history we are taught in government schools. They revere him because he is the intellectual progenitor of federal power.
In 2009, Obama discussed health care with George Stephanopoulos. When asked about it being a tax, Obama said: "A responsibility to get health insurance is not a tax increase."