In making his wishy-washy decision to go along with the “Liberal Side” of the Court, Chief Justice Roberts made an unusual statement pertaining to the “Obama Healthscare Law” inasmuch as he claimed that it was not the court’s responsibility to protect the public from its choices in whom they elect. In that context, I agree with him wholeheartedly; however I would remind him that he took an “Oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States” and allowing this law to continue as a bona fide “Law of the Land” is ridiculous and the very way it was allowed to stay in effect verifies that premise:
• This Law is only “Constitutional” as a Tax. It is unconstitutional under the “Commerce Clause,” which is the way it was forced through Congress and made a law using bribery and extortion.
• Constitutionally Taxes must be imposed on an equal basis. Individuals and Entities being given “Exceptions” without justification and due process is not equal. In other words the President cannot just pick and choose his cronies, fund raisers and special interest groups and allow them to opt-out of the fines and penalties.
By the Chief Justice’s claim that the court’s job is not to protect the public from their poor political choices in which I agree; because the Chief Justice is sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States. He is not supposed to be a Court Jester as in the historical heyday of Kings; in which the ‘Jester’ would do his best to entertain and please the ‘King’ and if he failed he would then be used to entertain and please the public and the ‘King’ by being killed by animals or gladiators often after humiliating torture.
Chief Justice Roberts managed to please “King Obama” so he may live at least until he and the Supreme Court are threatened or bribed again whatever it was that caused his decisions on upholding parts of Obamacare and not upholding parts of Arizona’s SB 1070; when his total purpose is supposed to be to “Uphold the Constitution.”