Justice Scalia in his written dissent: “Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a state is ‘established by the state.'”……”We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.”
At this point, for the second time, does anyone NOT think that Chief Justice John Roberts could have possibly been threatened or intimidated by someone in this administration, given the tortured way he has justified both rulings and given the fact that he gave absolutely NO constitutional or any legal basis on both occasions, in both of his rulings.
You have to be kidding yourself if you think this guy isn’t a full-blown activist Judge at this point! There is no doubt that Roberts is just as much of an activist as Kagan, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, or any of the other leftists on the court!
I distinctly remember that when Roberts was up for nomination, during the George W. Bush years, there was a debate going on within the conservative community about whether he truly was an Originalist, or had true fidelity to the Constitution. I think that debate is pretty much over now.
Republican Presidents frankly suck at picking solid Constitutionalists to the Federal courts! Both Bush’s got it right with about half of their picks and even Reagan screwed up a few times by picking folks like Sandra O’ Connor, who was a flaming activist liberal, and of course with his pick of Kennedy, who, if you remember, wasn’t Reagan’s first choice.
What happened today just illustrates the importance of two things as it relates to the next GOP nominee. First, the Republicans better not screw up again by picking a nominee who doesn’t have an absolute solid track record of appointing or approving Originalist/Constitionalists to the courts.
If a potential nominee doesn’t have that track record, than, at the very least, they better understand the importance of picking solid Judges who understand the Constitution.
We can say with certainty that folks like Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal probably get this issue more than any of the other candidates.
We can say with almost the same amount of certainty that folks like Chris Christie, who once appointed a radical Muslim who defended Terrorists to his state’s high court, and Lindsey Graham, who voted for both Kagan and Sotomayor, probably aren’t the best choices and shouldn’t be considered because of their horrible lack of judgement.
Our next nominee better demonstrate to all of us that they understand how important the issue of Judges is and they better give us their full assurance that whoever they ultimately pick to the Federal courts will be people of honesty, integrity, and folks who will interpret the Constitution based on our Founder’s original intent.
What happened today should also remind us how important it is to pick a nominee who is fully committed to repealing every word, jot, and tittle of Obamacare, NO exceptions!
Beware of those candidates who claim they want to repeal Obamacare, but don’t have any track record of really opposing it in any substantive way!
Also, beware of those who use the tired old mantra of repeal and replace! Replace what?
Replacing Obamacare connotates that they would like to replace it with another government involved program, rather than keeping government completely out of the healthcare industry altogether!
What happened today should remind all of us how crucial it is to elect a solid conservative President next time around, otherwise we can expect more insane rulings from activist Judges like this and we can expect Obamacare to be here to stay; becoming even more entrenched in our system and without any real hope of it ever being rooted out! Read below!
By: Kelly R. Hubbard