Throw the Bums Out

On June 29, 2012, in Uncategorized, by consinfo_user

Too little attention has been paid to a passage on page 6 of Chief Justice Roberts’ opinion on ObamaCare. In explaining the Supreme Court’s role in American government, Roberts said “Members of this Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our Nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them.”

I would not have been so surprised if Roberts had used language more neutral and scholarly (e.g. “Political disputes must be settled in the political arena, at the ballot box.”) To talk so bluntly about throwing people out of office is more unusual. Given the consistent showing in the polls that a majority of Americans want to get rid of ObamaCare, Roberts has included in his opinion a virtual endorsement of Mitt Romney over Barack Obama. He has said to the voters, “ if you want to get rid of ObamaCare, throw out the President”.

Charles Orndorff


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