Chief Justice John Roberts says in his opinion that the Interstate Commerce clause doesn’t authorize the mandatory health insurance provision of Obamacare but that following the Constitution isn’t important so long as the Chief Justice is in political agreement with what Congress wants a law to do.
“The complete independence of the courts of justice is peculiarly essential in a limited Constitution. By a limited Constitution, I understand one which contains certain specified exceptions to the legislative authority; such, for instance, as that it shall pass no bills of attainder, no ex post facto laws, and the like. Limitations of this kind can be preserved in practice no other way than through the medium of courts of justice, whose duty it must be to declare all acts contrary to the manifest tenor of the Constitution void.
Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the specific language of congress by claiming in his ObamaCare ruling that the penalty which the lawmakers had clearly attached to the individual mandatewas actually a tax.
It was the only way in which the Affordable Care Act could be saved, for the Court rejected the Commerce and Necessary and Proper clause defenses as constitutional grounds for the existence of the law.
Not So Good News . . .(“I’ve read all the arguments, some ingenious, for why the Roberts majority opinion is actually “good” in the long run. I don’t buy that at all, and …”)
I’ve read all the arguments, some ingenious, for why the Roberts majority opinion is actually “good” in the long run. I don’t buy that at all, and worry that rationalizing defeats is no way to learn from them.
From now on, the precedent has been established that U.S. citizens can be forced to buy a product that government deems necessary — period.
The Dirty “little” Secret Of The Natural Born Citizen Clause Revealed.
I have emphasized the word “little” because the truth of the law on this issue is very simple, folks. So simple that the mystery is deciphered by application of one of the most clear, concise and undeniable rules of law; the code of statutory construction governs, and therefore, “natural born Citizen” must require something more than being born in the United States.
Let me put it to you in appropriately simple language:
Durban: what the media are not telling you
Watts Up With That ^ | Christopher Monckton
Posted on Saturday, December 10, 2011 1:42:30 AM by Enchante
A new International Climate Court will have the power to compel Western nations to pay ever-larger sums to third-world countries in the name of making reparation for supposed “climate debt”. The Court will have no power over third-world countries. Here and throughout the draft, the West is the sole target. “The process” is now irredeemably anti-Western.
Jerome Corsi has done the work of ten police detectives during his investigation to discover Barack Obama’s history, for which the President has spent millions of dollars to conceal from the People and the Press.
Corsi’s travels have taken him as far as Kenya, where he was once taken into custody by Kenyan authorities a few years back, and deported before he could gather any birth records and interview potential witnesses which might exist there.
Today he published a copyrighted story at WorldNetDaily that relates in detail exactly how members of Congress were provided material by the Congressional Research Service CRS to help them ameliorate constituents who might call or write letters, demanding some answers as to the President’s proof of eligibility to attain his office:
In an effort that is nothing short of Orwellian, the CRS memo was written by researcher Jerry Mansfield in June of 2009, complete with four attached pieces gathered from the internet to discredit the questioners. Corsi provides a link to Mansfield’s memo here:
There have been numerous lawsuits filed in Courts of Law throughout the land in attempts to find the truth – yet not one judge has granted the plaintiffs’ motions for discovery of documents that can answer the questions.
And Obama’s concealed history is far and above the long-form birth certificate at issue – it includes school documents, college transcripts and financial aid applications, passport application records, selective service registration records, and name-change records…