Thursday, June 28, 2012


CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS, WRITING MAJORITY DECISION, upholds law based NOT ON COMMERCE CLAUSE but on Congress's TAXING AUTHORITY. This is so awesome, it's the beginning of the end of RIGHT WING CRAZY in this country and a return to Constitutional normality, and the principle of separation of powers coupled with RESPECT for the GOVERNING AUTHORITY of the Party that WINS.

I didn't want to jinx it here, but my reading of the tea leaves, as it were, led me to be hopeful the law would be upheld based on the perplexing (for opposite reasons) signals from two Justices: Antonin Scalia, the Court's right wing paragon; and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the Court's four center-left liberals. Keep in mind, they were part of the handful of people who knew of the decision in advance. Scalia threw a hissy fit from the bench on the Arizona decision, which also went against him, unlike anything seen from him before. (You gotta ask, as I did, why is this dude going off on an unprecedented rant if he's not going to be hammered, AGAIN, by the same Chief Justice?) And Justice Ginsburg very coyly, and humorously, noted at a forum she attended some weeks back that “Those who know don’t talk. And those who talk don’t know,” correctly predicting (NOT, she was in the know) a “sharp disagreement among the justices.”

 This is a HUGE, HUGE WIN for President Obama, and FOR ALL OF US, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Memo To Destructive Anti-Tax Ideologue Grover Norquist: You're FINISHED. The Supreme Court has just upheld GOVERNMENT'S CONSTITUTIONAL IMPERATIVE TO TAX, TO RAISE REVENUES IN ORDER TO GOVERN, AN AUTHORITY THAT IS ENSHRINED IN THE CONSTITUTION. You can't get Justices or judges to sign your STUPID, DESTRUCTIVE, UNCONSTITUTIONAL pledge. The Constitutional principle of taxation has just been upheld by the land's highest Court.

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