Sounds to me like a lot of people are jumping to conclusions as to why Justice
Roberts ruled the way that he did. Did it ever occur to anyone that he did what
he thought was constitutional without any ulterior motives?
As one who tries to believe in his own country, I can not believe that our
Supreme Court can be swayed by politics. They read their cases, they study the
laws, and interpret their findings.Justice Roberts did exactly that.
Personally, little old me has a hard time with his interpretation, as I have
always thought "tax" was a proportion of monies paid for goods and
services, but I'm so far from being a lawyer, let alone a judge, that my
opinion simply doesn't count.If we start thinking our Supreme
Court can be motivated by an ongoing political climate, then we're in
Maybe he did his job and interpreted the law based on his understanding of the
constitution. I appreciate The Deseret News for compiling all of these
conspiracy theories, but they all seem to be the creativity of people who
didn't get their way.
He switched his vote. I'm not sure why, but he switched it. It makes no
Government is supposed to exist to preserve the freedom of citizens. What
happened with this decision did not preserve freedom but rather enslaved us to a
much greater degree.Please explain the crushing burden of taxation
to your grandchildren. May God have mercy on us for creating future debt for our
children to pay. This is theft. Kick the can down the road some more....
Give it a rest. He's got a lifetime appointment. It would take
a 2/3 vote of the Senate to remove him from office. Republicans are
the ones who always complain about legislating from the bench - at least until
someone refuses to do it on their behalf. Republicans put Roberts on
the Supreme Court and appointed him Chief Justice. They've had their day in
court and lost. Can we move on now?
Reports are all hearsay, not fact. I agree the ruling is by an large more
conservative than liberal. To overturn the law would have limited
congress's right to tax. The votes by the 4 conservative judges seems the
most ourrageous. They basically said congress does not have the right to tax
or impose a fine. If that were true, states would not have the right to force
people to buy auto insurance or tax for services that people did not want to
The is a constitutional crises to many.... and yet granting Organizations and
PAC citizen status, with the ability to manipulate and influence policy through
unlimited spending is not. It is funny how Roberts has become a the bane of
all conservatives, yet was a hero when proclaiming companies as people a week
earlier.How quickly emotions swing.
Hope I'm a fool, but I feel we'll be paying more for healthcare in the
near future.Did anyone really believe the deficit would be cut in
half, or ninety percent of working Americans getting tax cuts?I
dislike being lied to.
Gee, what must have gone through worf's mind when it became apparent that
there were no WMB's in Iraq? And should I compile a list of lies told (and
believed) about Obama in the last 3 plus years?
The irony is stupefying... The Constitution is supposed to limit the powers of
the federal government per the Tenth Amendment, yet Article 1.8 gives the
government power to tax and also regulate commerce. If one penny is spent on a
transaction it is considered commerce and thus subject to regulation. With
those two tools the government can do anything it wishes despite supposed
limitations which we now see as ethereal.We can see this by the
Obamacare case. Many thought the government could not compel citizens to buy
anything, including health insurance. Yet, we see we must or incur a heavy
Only a fool would believe yesterdays lies can justify the ones of today.