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    Alone again, naturally

    Alone again, naturally

    On its face, Chief Justice John Roberts’ Obamacare decision was a strange bird.

    A mandate to purchase a product from a private company under penalty for non-compliance, which did not purport to be a revenue measure and which was enacted politically only because it was not a tax, was sustained on the very basis that it was a tax.

    If so, the mandate was the strangest tax in memory, one enacted for the purpose that it not be collected since the purpose was to compel a private transaction which itself would not be taxed.  If the mandate worked as designed, the Treasury would not have seen a penny out of it.

    CBS News reports that Roberts initially sided with Kennedy, Scalia, Alito and Thomas in striking Obamacare in its entirety, but moved away from that position in May as the pressure campaign to delegitimize the “Roberts court” mounted among Democratic politicians and liberal media outlets, should Obamacare or even the mandate be held unconstitutional.  The article notes Roberts’ awareness of the campaign but quotes sources as saying he did not give in to the pressure.

    Whatever.  There is and will be plenty of time for recrimination and court leaks/gossip.

    As tempting as it is to lash out at Roberts or to bemoan the fact that we did not scream as loudly as Democrats and the mainstream media to our constitutional detriment, I think there is a deeper feeling which transcends the why’s of Roberts’ decision.

    The sense of abandonment by the policies of the Bush administration was a key if not the key motivating force behind the rise of the Tea Party movement.

    And now the crowning glory of the Bush judicial appointment program abandoned us for reasons about which we can speculate, but which constitute an abdication of responsibility regardless of motive.

    That’s my sense of where we are right now.

    Alone again, naturally.


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    TeaPartyPatriot4ever | July 3, 2012 at 1:19 am

    This post on the other segmented LI articles to day, applies here-

    “The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Court because it’s right, it’s right because it’s the Supreme Court.”

    The meaning of this is that what the US Supreme Court has now become, is just an official judicial sanctioned ideological rubber stamp decree for govt tyranny and oppression of the people, instead of an independent branch of the Federal govt, to oversee and maintain the Rights, Freedoms, and Liberties of the American people, aka the sovereign individual, under the US Constitution, are protected and not usurped by the other branches of the federal govt.

    And these political hack’s who are bantering creed words of Obamacare’s forced individual mandate, that was issued by decree as constitutional by Chief Justice John Roberts and the US Supreme Court, that it is a Tax, albeit according Chief Justice Roberts to be an implied tax, and of course not a provision empowered under the Commerce Clause.. and the other side of the political spectrum aisle who claims it to be a fee or penalty, and the switching back and forth on what they claim it to be, or not to be by both sides, is typical of all of these political hacks to divert attention from the fact that it doesn’t matter what you call it, a tax or not a tax, it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL, meaning it is a legal way to allow the govt to force and compel the citizens of this Nation to buy something they do not want, or need, just because they put their govt stamp of approval on it, does not make it right and constitutional, regardless of what it is called, and regardless of who says it.

    And what this really means is that this is gate the allows the the flood of govt sanctioned oppression and tyranny wide open, as what will be next, and it will ultimately lead to a complete all powerful totalitarian authoritarian State Marxist Regime can run roughshod over the American people with absolute impunity..

    This is why they must all be removed from office and power as soon as possible, and replaced with competent constitutional conservative people at every level of govt, and the Judiciary.

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