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(06-28-2012, 05:44 PM)Joshua Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-28-2012, 05:30 PM)Resurrexi Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-28-2012, 04:49 PM)SpiritusSanctus Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-28-2012, 11:58 AM)Resurrexi Wrote: [ -> ]John Roberts may have betrayed the principles of sound constitutional interpretation, but I don't think he's betrayed the faith.

I would say he has. A true Catholic wouldn't have approved of this rubbish.

A man can make all sorts of imprudent (and even immoral) decisions without becoming less a Catholic. You're either a member of the Church, or you're outside of it.

So, one is either a saint or an apostate? One can sin in all manner of horrendous ways without cleaving oneself from the Church. Roberts has indeed betrayed his faith in being the deciding vote in allowing a pro-abortion, pro-rationed healthcare system to be legally implemented. God have mercy on him.

Well said.
You be the judge on the following:

Quote:Chief Justice Roberts Is A Genius
Posted on June 28, 2012 by I.M. Citizen

Before you look to do harm to Chief Justice Roberts or his family, it’s important that you think carefully about the meaning – the true nature — of his ruling on Obama-care. The Left will shout that they won, that Obama-care was upheld and all the rest. Let them.

It will be a short-lived celebration.

Here’s what really occurred — payback. Yes, payback for Obama’s numerous, ill-advised and childish insults directed toward SCOTUS.

Chief Justice Roberts actually ruled the mandate, relative to the commerce clause, was unconstitutional. That’s how the Democrats got Obama-care going in the first place. This is critical. His ruling means Congress can’t compel American citizens to purchase anything. Ever. The notion is now officially and forever, unconstitutional. As it should be.

Next, he stated that, because Congress doesn’t have the ability to mandate, it must, to fund Obama-care, rely on its power to tax. Therefore, the mechanism that funds Obama-care is a tax. This is also critical. Recall back during the initial Obama-care battles, the Democrats called it a penalty, Republicans called it a tax. Democrats consistently soft sold it as a penalty. It went to vote as a penalty. Obama declared endlessly, that it was not a tax, it was a penalty. But when the Democrats argued in front of the Supreme Court, they said ‘hey, a penalty or a tax, either way’. So, Roberts gave them a tax. It is now the official law of the land — beyond word-play and silly shenanigans. Obama-care is funded by tax dollars. Democrats now must defend a tax increase to justify the Obama-care law.

Finally, he struck down as unconstitutional, the Obama-care idea that the federal government can bully states into complying by yanking their existing medicaid funding. Liberals, through Obama-care, basically said to the states — ‘comply with Obama-care or we will stop existing funding.’ Roberts ruled that is a no-no. If a state takes the money, fine, the Feds can tell the state how to run a program, but if the state refuses money, the federal government can’t penalize the state by yanking other funding. Therefore, a state can decline to participate in Obama-care without penalty. This is obviously a serious problem. Are we going to have 10, 12, 25 states not participating in “national” health-care? Suddenly, it’s not national, is it?

Ultimately, Roberts supported states rights by limiting the federal government’s coercive abilities. He ruled that the government can not force the people to purchase products or services under the commerce clause and he forced liberals to have to come clean and admit that Obama-care is funded by tax increases.

Although he didn’t guarantee Romney a win, he certainly did more than his part and should be applauded.

And he did this without creating a civil war or having bricks thrown through his windshield. Oh, and he’ll be home in time for dinner.

Brilliant.
Could be a victory disguised in defeat, or simply spin. Either way, I don't really care for American politics anymore. I am willing to do all in my power to stop the slaughter of millions of innocents, but I think everything else is a joke.
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