I thought I could save myself some angst if I avoided all the talk about the meaning of the healthcare law. In addition to angst, I thought it silly to put all of that crap in my head when the law has a 99 percent chance of being repealed.
Unfortunately, just hopping around the Net and surfing the tube, I’ve noticed the pundits are analyzing what Chief Justice Roberts meant. I don’t recall if anybody wondered what Chief Justice Warren Burger meant in Roe v. Wade.
Burger had six others with him:
Chief Justice Warren Burger
Justice William O. Douglas
Justice William J. Brennan
Justice Potter Stewart
Justice Thurgood Marshall
Justice Harry Blackmun
Justice Lewis Powell
Roberts had four with him:
Chief Justice John Roberts
It seems to me professional pundits should be asking what they all meant beyond furthering the obvious collectivist agenda?
NOTE: I thought Breyer might vote to overturn. In the past he let it be known that his judicial philosophy rested on the unwavering values of the Founding Fathers applied in today’s world. Breyer is a shallow man; nevertheless, I assume he knows what the Founding Fathers thought about tyrannical government and the public purse; so I’d sure as hell like to hear him explain why the Founding Fathers would approve of Hillarycare II. One good thing did come out of Breyer’s vote. He will forever show himself to be a liar and a fool whenever he wraps himself in the unwavering values of the Founding Fathers.
Jun 29, 3:10 PM EDTU.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts joked that he'll spend some time on an "impregnable island fortress" now that the court has ended a session that featured him casting the decisive vote to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law.
Responding to a question about his summer break, Roberts said he planned to teach a class for two weeks in Malta, the Mediterranean island nation.
"Malta, as you know, is an impregnable island fortress. It seemed like a good idea," Roberts said, drawing laughter from about 300 judges, attorneys and others attending a four-day conference Friday at a posh southwestern Pennsylvania resort.
Roberts jokes about trip to 'impregnable' fortress
By JOE MANDAK Associated Press
Malta seems a bit redundant to me if Roberts is worried about his safety. There is no record of High Court judges being attacked physically because they sanction cruelty. Not only in America but throughout history judges were the cruelest of all. Perhaps it is more accurate to say a seat on the bench attracts the cruelest people. Where else does a mass murderer get respect for the killings done by others?
Roberts has nothing to fear. Even violent revolutions do not target judges specifically; nor do successful revolutions punish judges. In truth, the same old judges usually end up working for the new masters. Happily for judges, there is no stronger fortress for cruelty than a judicial robe. The laughter Roberts elicited from his audience makes my case.
My point is that the motive behind the votes to uphold Hillarycare II is not all that complicated. Forget all of the intellectual babble and reduce the decision to a basic. Upholding Hillarycare II upholds death panels upholds cruelty and killing no less than Roe v. Wade. I believe that death panels was the prime mover for five of the justices in our ever-widening culture of death. The cruelty inherent in death panels is the only thing in that law that satisfies ancient judicial bloodlust.
Since analyzing John Roberts is the order of the day his healthcare vote indicates he will vote against America’s sovereignty when one of those cases involving non-existent International law gets to the Court. It’s only a matter of voting against the Constitution —— then finding a way to make it sound plausible as he did with his healthcare vote. In addition to Roberts’ emerging track record, Bush the Younger is a global government guy; so there is every chance he knew exactly what he was getting in Roberts.
The biggest irony of all is “conscience-stricken” judges overturning the death penalty while upholding Roe v. Wade, and now death panels. They do not seem to mind saving the lives of convicted murderers at the same they are killing the helpless.
Finally, it looks like Ann Coulter nailed Roberts in 2005. Her article is in two parts. Part two is brief.
SOUTER IN ROBERTS' CLOTHING
July 20, 2005
After pretending to consider various women and minorities for the Supreme Court these past few weeks, President Bush decided to disappoint all the groups he had just ginned up and nominate a white male.
So all we know about him for sure is that he can't dance and he probably doesn't know who Jay-Z is. Other than that, he is a blank slate. Tabula rasa. Big zippo. Nada. Oh, yeah ... We also know he's argued cases before the Supreme Court. Big deal; so has Larry Flynt's attorney.
But unfortunately, other than that that, we don't know much about John Roberts. Stealth nominees have never turned out to be a pleasant surprise for conservatives. Never. Not ever.
Since the announcement, court-watchers have been like the old Kremlinologists from Soviet days looking for clues as to what kind of justice Roberts will be.
Will he let us vote?
Does he live in a small, rough-hewn cabin in the woods of New Hampshire and avoid "womenfolk"?
Does he trust democracy? Or will he make all the important decisions for us and call them "constitutional rights"?
It means absolutely nothing that NARAL and Planned Parenthood attack him: They also attacked Sandra Day O'Connor, Anthony Kennedy and David Hackett Souter.
The only way a Supreme Court nominee could win the approval of NARAL and Planned Parenthood would be to actually perform an abortion during his confirmation hearing, live, on camera, and preferably a partial-birth one.
It means nothing that Roberts wrote briefs arguing for the repeal of Roe v. Wade when he worked for Republican administrations. He was arguing on behalf of his client, the United States of America. Roberts has specifically disassociated himself from those cases, dropping a footnote to a 1994 law review article that said:
"In the interest of full disclosure, the author would like to point out that as Deputy Solicitor General for a portion of the 1992-'93 term, he was involved in many of the cases discussed below. In the interest of even fuller disclosure, he would also like to point out that his views as a commentator on those cases do not necessarily reflect his views as an advocate for his former client, the United States."
This would have been the legal equivalent, after O.J.'s acquittal, of Johnnie Cochran saying: "Hey, I never said the guy was innocent. I was just doing my job."
And it makes no difference that conservatives in the White House are assuring us Roberts can be trusted. We got the exact same assurances from officials working for the last president Bush about David Hackett Souter.
I believe their exact words were, "Read our lips; Souter's a reliable conservative."
From the theater of the absurd category, the Republican National Committee's "talking points" on Roberts provide this little tidbit:
"In the 1995 case of Barry v. Little, Judge Roberts argued ? free of charge ? before the D.C. Court of Appeals on behalf of a class of the neediest welfare recipients, challenging a termination of benefits under the District's Public Assistance Act of 1982."
I'm glad to hear the man has a steady work record, but how did this make it to the top of his resume?
Bill Clinton goes around bragging that he passed welfare reform, which was, admittedly, the one public policy success of his entire administration (passed by the Republican Congress). But now apparently Republicans want to pretend we're the party of welfare queens! Soon the RNC will be boasting that Republicans want to raise your taxes and surrender in the war on terrorism, too.
Finally, let's ponder the fact that Roberts has gone through 50 years on this planet without ever saying anything controversial. That's just unnatural.
By contrast, I held out for three months, tops, before dropping my first rhetorical bombshell, which I think was about Goldwater.
It's especially unnatural for someone who is smart, and there's no question but that Roberts is smart.
If a smart and accomplished person goes this long without expressing an opinion, he'd better be pursuing the Miss America title.
Apparently, Roberts decided early on that he wanted to be on the Supreme Court and that the way to do that was not to express a personal opinion on anything to anybody ever. It's as if he is from some space alien sleeper cell. Maybe the space aliens are trying to help us, but I wish we knew that.
If the Senate were in Democrat hands, Roberts would be perfect. But why on earth would Bush waste a nomination on a person who is a complete blank slate when we have a majority in the Senate!
We also have a majority in the House, state legislatures, state governorships, and have won five of the last seven presidential elections ? seven of the last 10!
We're the Harlem Globetrotters now ? why do we have to play the Washington Generals every week?
Conservatism is sweeping the nation, we have a fully functioning alternative media, we're ticked off and ready to avenge Robert Bork ... and Bush nominates a Rorschach blot.