Yes, once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!
Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all particularly slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have a unanimous winner…the envelope please…
Legal Surgeon, Amateur Legislator and Chief Justice John Roberts!
The Noisy Room: Justice John Roberts for his judicial activism on King v. Burwell and the ultimate betrayal with his ruling in favor of Obamacare this week. The ruling stomped all over state’s rights and bent over backwards to reinterpret the Obamacare statute in favor of federal exchanges. “The somersaults of statutory interpretation they [the Justices of the Supreme Court] have performed …will be cited by litigants endlessly, to the confusion of honest jurisprudence,” concludes Justice Antonin Scalia in his dissent, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Sam Alito. “And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”
“So it rewrites the law to make tax credits available everywhere,” he dissents. “We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.” The Court’s interpretation is “absurd,” Justice Scalia opined. And right he is. Scalia is a brilliant legal mind and he is horrified by the Leftist turn of the court. This must tear his soul apart. This was simply a political power play and one has to wonder, as I have before, if Chief Roberts has skeletons in his closet that are being used to sway his opinion.
This partisan ruling will have wide-ranging, catastrophic ramifications for America. The majority opinion states that “The combination of no tax credits and an ineffective coverage requirement could well push a State’s individual insurance market into a death spiral.” And it inevitably will. Which in turn, will usher in single-payer healthcare. It’s coming.
“It is implausible that Congress meant the Act to operate in this manner,” Justice John Roberts writes for the majority. Really? Because it looks entirely plausible to me. In fact, choreographed.
Justice Scalia notes that these Justices are “presuppos[ing] the availability of tax credits on both federal and state Exchanges.” In layman terms, that means that federal tax credits that have already been given to millions of people must continue. Along with the tax credits will come higher premiums, crappier healthcare, death panels, higher deductibles and part-time employment as the national norm.
This is tyranny and what you are seeing here is the dissolution of the three branches of constitutional government we are based upon. We now have one executive behemoth branch that is drunk with power and careening out of control, right on schedule. Justice Roberts is a treasonous weasel, whose legacy will include the ending of our Republic as we have known it.
You know, this was an interesting week for Justice Roberts. One day, he’s rewriting ObamaCare for the second time, clearly disregarding what the law said and substituting what he thought the law ought to say.
A few days later he’s writing the minority opinion on same sex marriage, harshly criticizing the Court for – wait for it – legislating from the bench!
Those whom characterize Justice Roberts as lacking in testosterone have it all wrong. It takes real Weasel cojones to criticize the Court for doing what you did just a few days ago!
The truth of the matter is, like almost all Weasels, John Roberts looks out for Number One. There’s suspicion that the Obama regime has something on him, and given whom Barack Obama is and the amount of spying and data collection that’s been going on, that’s not at all and unreasonable scenario. Our it could be he’s being intimidated or bribed in some other way. But he’s not an idiot, and for him to make such a hypocritical switcheroo like that, the simplest and most obvious explanation is that he was told beforehand that his vote wasn’t needed to impose same sex marriage on America. That way, he could come out with a dissent that criticized exactly what he himself did in the ObamaCare ruling, to try and salvage some of his credibility as a PR move. It didn’t work of course, but weasels live by that old saying about dogs barking but the caravan moving on.
The damage he and his cohorts whom voted to judicially rewrite ObamaCare, redefine marriage and lay the ground for attacks on the First Amendment isn’t at all obvious to those cheering on the New Order, but that damage is severe and will last for some time. Roberts probably realizes it, at least intellectually. But the fact remains that on ObamaCare, he did what he did anyway. And I’m sure that had Justice Kennedy swung the other way and Roberts’ vote was needed to impose same sex marriage, Roberts would have voted that way.
In any event, he performed like a trained seal. He did what he was supposed to and after all, he has a lifetime appointment. And of course, a well-earned Golden Weasel.
Ask Marion: As constitutionalist Supreme Court Judge Scalia said last week, ObamaCare should now be renamed SCOTUSCare since the Court has saved the unpopular law twice. He went on to say, “Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State’.” Read Scalia’s full dissent HERE.
Brit Hume’s 6/29/15 commentary for Fox News focused on supreme court judges’ practice of ruling on rights that are not actually enumerated or listed in the Constitution, nor have ever previously been considered by a Supreme Court, pointing to the gay marriage decision. Hume said, “Chief Justice Roberts got Obamacare wrong (twice) saving the law from collapse, but he surely got it right on the gay marriage ruling, at least (in part) in writing, “it had nothing to do with the Constitution”. SCOTUS Gay Marriage decision now puts religious institution tax exemptions at risk; opens the door for the same argument on Polygamy; and attacks“Christianity at its core, the left’s true target, while ignoring Islam’s attitude toward gay marriage or homosexuality.
Around a dozen Federally recognized Native American tribes will continue to ban same-sex couples from getting married on their tribal lands even after the US Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 US states. Federally recognized Native American tribes have the same powers as US states to pass laws governing the lands that fall under their reservations and they are not bound by the US Constitution, like states are, so any change on the issue will have to come from within.
Well, there it is.
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