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Friday, June 29, 2012

Obamacare Upheld Because of Failing SCOTUS Popularity?

So the latest cuckoo idea is that Chief Justice Roberts ruled the way he did in order to improve the SCOTUS popularity (according to recent polls it has been losing fans). I guess it does not occur to the people propounding this wacky idea that if a Supreme Court Justice was to rule to try to improve its image that it would only damage its image further? The public may not like the way the court rules, but the Supreme Court is not an elected body and thus, shouldn't give one whit about its popularity. And the public certainly shouldn't think it a good thing that a ruling was made that wasn't entirely made according to Constitutional law. Mind you, I don't think it plausible that Roberts was ruling to improve the image of the SCOTUS. At this point, I don't understand why he didn't rule against Obamacare. I guess I need to read the entire ruling and opinions and I will perhaps expand on this after having done that.

But before I go read, let me offer up my initial reaction: the Supreme Court just proved that all three branches of the United States Federal Government are political through and through and have long ago forgotten that they were intended to be restricted and small. The challenge then is to remain libertarian in a world surrounded by socialist people and organizations. The Federal Gov. the States, local Gov. Unions, the system, the bureaucracy, leviathan, call it what you will, is in your face no matter where you turn, no matter where you see, hear or feel. The beast wants to grind us all down, turn us against each other, succumb to the parasitic blood sucking construct that will ultimately put us all in the grave poorer and much more unhappy than we ever would have been if most of what we do had been allowed to happen through our own devices, voluntarily and freely hard working together as independent spirits.

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