Obamacare Upheld

Well, The Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act as constitutional, so we can all now proceed to the elections in November with a sigh of relief. Opinion here.

The Opinion was surprisingly written, for the most part, Official 2005 photo of Chief Justice John G. R...by Chief Justice Roberts, joined in various parts by Justices Sotomayor, Kagan, Breyer and Ginsburg (the latter of who wrote the concurring opinion. Roberts opinion said:

The Affordable Care Act is constitutional in part and unconstitutional in part. The individual mandate cannot be upheld as an exercise of Congress’s power under the Commerce Clause. That Clause authorizes Congress to regulate interstate commerce, not to order individuals to engage in it. In this case, however, it is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but choose to go without health insurance. Such legislation is within Congress’s power to tax.

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So That’s That

In 2005 the Supreme Court ruled in two cases involving the public display of the Ten Commandments. One of the cases involved two counties in Kentucky. The two counties in Kentucky attempted to modify their displays after the ruling, by adding part of the Declaration of Independence, the Mayflower Compact, the national motto, and other statements referring to God and the Bible, in an effort to dilute the religious impact of the displays, and in order to meet the guidelines set down by the Supreme Court for proper display of the Ten Commandments. If you remember, the display in Texas was allowed, but those in Kentucky were not.

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Incredible. Simply Incredible.

George W. Bush stole the election of 2000, with the help of the US Supreme Court.

Nothing new you say? You already knew that? I suspect you did, but, like me, never bothered to dig down into the minutiae of the legal proceedings to fully understand the rationale of the Supreme Court when they stopped the vote counting and handed the presidency to Bush. However, Vincent Bugliosi’s recent book on the Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, which I reviewed here, directed me to a previous book he published back in early 2001, entitled The Betrayal of America: How the Supreme Court Undermined the Constitution and Chose Our President. Continue reading