With his positions on ObamaCare and AZ’s illegal alien law, John Roberts moves left and becomes a member of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court. In contrast, liberal Justices never move to the right, they just become more liberal.
Jeff Crouere at The Hayride:
Another supposed conservative Supreme Court justice has turned to the left. Chief Justice John Roberts has joined the ignominious list of Republican Supreme Court appointments who betrayed the conservative movement. The Supreme Court Justice Hall of Shame continues to grow with Roberts joining other turncoats such as John Paul Stevens and David Souter.
In two stunning decisions this week, Roberts joined with the liberal wing of the Supreme Court to provide major victories for the Obama administration. On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona’s illegal immigration law designed to deal with a problem that the federal government refuses to address. Yesterday, a Robert led coalition of five justices upheld the most controversial bill of the Obama era and this generation, the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. socialized medicine.
According to Peter Ferrera of the American Civil Rights Union, the Supreme Court “affirmed the fundamental dishonesty of our politics.” The President initially maintained in TV interviews and in various speeches that the individual mandate component of the bill was not a tax. Incredibly, Chief Justice Roberts argued that the only reason the bill was constitutional was precisely because it was a tax.
It is quite absurd that Roberts felt compelled to “save” the bill for President Obama by calling it a tax, since Obama never used that language. The President did not campaign on that language and Congress did not utter the “tax” phrase when it was being debated on Capitol Hill. Ironically, Obama has a history of saying one thing and doing another on the healthcare issue. He campaigned against the individual mandate in the 2008 Democratic primaries, but pushed it once he became President.
Sadly, the President lied to the American people and the Chief Justice and his four liberal colleagues provided him with the legal cover. In Ferrera’s view, “The President intimidated Chief Justice John Roberts like Hugo Chavez intimidates the Venezuelan Supreme Court. The Rule of Law is now dead. The American people have only one more chance now to save their country.”
The last opportunity is the November 6, 2012 election. If Mitt Romney prevails and if he is granted a Republican majority in Congress, he has an opportunity to repeal this law. Fortunately, most of the bill is not implemented until 2014, which gives the American people time to make a political correction. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court failed in its responsibility yesterday to reject this blatantly unconstitutional legislation.
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"“Et Tu, John Roberts?”"