John Roberts Jokes About Spending Summer at Impregnable Fortress After ObamaTax Decision

Chief Justice John Roberts joked about spending the summer at an “impregnable fortress” after ObamaTax decision.
The AP reported:

U.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 appeared Friday at a conference hosted by the Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit, one day after the Supreme Court said the federal government can require citizens to buy health insurance. The impromptu 35-minute session featured Roberts answering alternating questions from Chief Judge David B. Sentelle, of the D.C. Circuit Court, and Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth, who heads the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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  • http://hardnox-in-virginia.blogspot.com/ Hardnox

    He can joke all he wants. It’s not funny!

  • Fuquay Steve

    I guess you are part of the 1%. Figures.

  • Remco Kimber

    Roberts is an officer of the US and a federal employee. Apparently he thinks that he’s still writting briefs in the DOJ and the Solicitor General’s office. As Scalia noted the government made the tax argument barely in passing, focusing next to no attention to it in oral argument or in briefing.

    But no fear. Judge Roberts to the rescue who went out of his way to find some way, any way, to pull the government’s iron out of this fire.

    Yuck !

  • MamaGriz68

    I’m not laughing.

  • bg

    ++

    hah, he & Barry must think they’re the new
    Dean & Jerry, more like Tom & Jerry.. gah!!

    and just for the knowledge of it:

    Romney’s Best Defense: The Truth About Romneycare

    ==

  • Sasja

    It could turn out to be a positive as far as November is concerned since this ruling has so many folks up in arms and chomping at the bit to rid ourselves of this monstrous bill.

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  • http://www.lolbamas.com DRH

    …. that would be the SCOTresS of Solitude?

  • snap boy

    Any justice, much less the Chief Justice,who finds his/her ruling a source of amusement is an embarrassment to the Court.

  • donh

    More proof the Supreme Court Jester is an evil genius…..Twisting the dagger Soros gave him in our back……His departing referance to Malta reveals an intentional sinister allusion to the Knights of Malta New World Order illuminati cult that goes back the Crusades…All the fascist players in WW2 were members of this order.> http://youtu.be/PsLlMVo_9mQ …..He is really going to the George Soros UN funded Spis Castle …the true seat of the caliphate…. which you can see from the air has an external wall shaped like a bull . A temple where humans are sacrificed to BAAL going back to the dark ages….. > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi%C5%A1_Castle

  • old glazier

    Laughing and vacations after delivering the country over to its enemies? I can’t express the contempt I will forever hold this man(?) in. After betraying those who put him where he is, he sold us out for an imaginary “image” of the all knowing, all compassionate supreme jurist of the world. Well you just lost all your old friends and your new ones will slap you on the back this political season while laughing behind your back at you. You’re a traitor and a man of low character who has forever ruined your family’s name. That name forevermore will only be used for a slur.

  • Tim in Cali

    Roberts said he planned to teach a class for two weeks in Malta ,in what

    A. Backstabbing 101
    B. Burning the Constitution
    C. How to magically pull a tax bill out of your ***
    D. All the above

  • rolling thunder

    Roberts has legitimized the largest tax increase in American history–during the worst economy since the 1930’s. Forget the 500 billion figure that has been thrown out by pundits, the true cost for the first five years of Obamacare will be in the trillions. Add that to the current national debt of 16 trillion, and one can see there is a fiscal cliff that America is heading towards at an accelerating pace. But of course, health care taxes will be instituted on nearly everything imaginable to fund the ever increasing healthcare bureaucracy which will creep enthusiastically into every business venue imaginable. Because of the myriad rules that will be enforced by this bureaucracy the age of American entrepreneurship is finished. My guess is that VAT taxes will be instituted at somewhere between seven and ten percent, capital gains will be raised, income taxes will be raised, and just about every tax conceivable will be legitimized to pay for the huge bureaucracy that’s being created. In my estimation, it will be nearly impossible for any economic recovery to take shape for the next four to five years. And don’t think that the healthcare bill applies just to U.S citizens. With Roberts other stellar decision earlier in the week, add half of Mexico to the costs of administering the costs.

  • Mad Hatter

    The best thing Roberts can do this summer is to get his head examined.

  • lizzy84

    I can’t find the silver lining that spins CJ Robert’s decision into a positive thing. I think he had a truly sound Constitutional argument but changed it for reasons that our grand kids may someday learn. What I know is that a very bad law setting a very bad precedent was pushed all the way through and now I can be instructed to do this or do that by some central planner in Washington as long as my failure to do that thing can be taxed. I think this will become a political disaster for the Liar-n-Chief..so maybe it will all end well but the Constitution lost big time.

  • Dan C

    John Roberts and the other stooges on the SC can take away our freedom and we have no recourse.

    Don’t even try to tell me voting is a recourse. We voted for a “Conservative republican” and he gave us this justice.

    It wouldn’t bother me at all if some people went full ACORN on John Roberts and picketed his house and made his life miserable for the rest of his days.

    That’s what he deserves. Of course, the conservative movement would never do that. Only the left does hardcore tactics and thats why they win and why the government always grows.
    What he did to us was unconscionable and he faces no consequences. HE IS A GOD apparently. We are just his little subjects. He actually jokes about taking our freedom away. HAHAHA, so funny Mr. Roberts.

    He is set for life and doesn’t have to worry about the things we worry about. I wonder how he would feel if his freedom was curtailed in such a way? We will never know.
    He agrees with Obama and Pelosi that we are slaves to the state..Of course, he calls it a TAX wink wink.

    I really dislike him, and that is putting it VERY mildly. Sorry for the rant, but this is a very bad person we are dealing with here. Don’t let anyone spin it differently to you. Good people don’t do things like this. Don’t forget that.

  • mg4us

    Roberts is a disgrace. . our Constitution took a serious blow yesterday.

    Listen to Mark Levin.

    And what is Roberts doing teaching abroad. . at taxpayer expense. . aren’t there serious students here in the US?

    The DC elites have perverted and distorted our great Country.

    The inmates have taken over the asylum!!!

    Wonder if Obama has some incriminating evidence on Roberts to make him change his mind so suddenly?

    If the Supreme Court no longer defends the Constitution, then it may be up to the military to protect this country from ALL ENEMIES — Foreign and DOMESTIC!

    Governors too!

  • Little David Puddy

    I wonder if he will be vacationing with Colin Powell. Traitors both.

  • Highlander

    I’m glad Justice Roberts thinks it’s funny, because he’s the only one. The more I hear, the less I’m inclined to believe that he did this with good intentions, and even if he did, what he did was an insult to the Constitution and the American people. I know I’m not alone when I say that I’m feeling a great deal of animosity toward him.

    If the daily insults and abuse being heaped upon the American people by this government continue, eventually they will have consequences. At some point, the people in this country who cherish freedom are going to get fed up with these attacks on the Constitution, and will move to throw off this government. When that day comes, they’re going to be working off of a very short list of the perpetrators of these attacks, and I’m guessing that Roberts’ name will be at the very top of that list. Personally, that’s a position I wouldn’t want to be in, and I certainly wouldn’t be joking or laughing about it…

  • RoadKill

    Malta? I thought that was where Obama and the ladies were planning on spending the first 20 years after he leaves office – unless the Federal Marshals catch them first.

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  • donh

    #19 The abuse will continue because the republicans who betray us do not fear for their lives from the people…and they have no fear of God…They fear what the government they are inside of can do to them if they refuse the agenda the government sets for iteself…An agenda to take the place of God as giver and taker of life and death and all in between. It is our greatest failure not to rebell against this monstrosity of evil. I can understand the choice to press on with a life in soft chains…but they are about to grow very heavy.

  • Indiana

    He’s ruined a wonderful career…….hopefully he’s out looking for his meds!

  • Iconoclast

    Elect a tea party congress and start impeaching these statist jurists. Let them try working for a living instead of being parasites.

  • just-saying

    John Roberts is a traitor to the nation. Him making jokes about it makes it even worse!
    .

  • Tim in Cali

    “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to … remain silent”.

    “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not”.

    Thomas Jefferson

    It’s as if he made those two quotes yesterday

  • http://www.facebook.com/camasparalosninos meximom

    Well you’ve got a President who just pulled off the biggest fraud in American history, then took a victory lap after a ‘win’ based on his deception. And you’ve got a Chief Justice (and a room full of his cohorts) who think “pulling a fast one” on Americans is funny.

    In one fell swoop these degenerates have destroyed the country and brought dishonor to the office of the Presidency.

    Everyone who voted for them should be embarrassed and ashamed.

    America used to be a country where Honor mattered.

  • http://www.stopthemagnet.com HOUSTONPETITIONS

    I’m sure the Bush family will join him there and there will be plenty of rejoicing.

  • Elar

    #27 – honor still matters in this country – we just have to do what is right – even though lawbreakers are in the white house and congress. We have to vote them out. If we don’t do what is right – our kids will become lawbreakers, lazy, and expect a handout – and our country will be destroyed. We have to do what is right – because that is the right thing to do – it will also perplex the lawbreakers and those that hate this country – both that live here and those that live abroad

  • henrick

    Traitor. This man’s utterly destroyed his reputation.

  • Patty

    Chief Justice John Roberts joked about spending the summer at an “impregnable fortress” after ObamaTax decision.

    If Obamatax isn’t dead and buried by some courageous Americans then I want him to pay for all my health care. I will ask him because he has literally ruined our life.

  • Patty

    And those who love this are the elitist who have their fancy doctors, every new drug and all the attention they need to live happy and healthy lives.

    They love taxing the little people, I suppose it gives them kicks. We live now under their thumb and under a Government Rule.

  • Patty

    Morning Jay: The Case for John Roberts

    Many conservatives are feeling betrayed by the chief justice’s vote to uphold Obamacare. But there’s a counterintuitive case to be made that John Roberts’s decision is largely a victory for conservatives.
    John Roberts

    Every time I visit Washington, D.C., I am struck by a single, terrible thought: It is not just that conservatives are losing the various battles over big government, but they have been losing the war for generations. The most conservatives are ever able to do is tinker at the margins – and celebrating small victories like lowering marginal tax rates is a sign of just how low our sights are set.

    Why has this happened? After all, this was a country founded in direct opposition to unlimited governmental power. How have we arrived at a point when the feds can do just about anything they want?

    It is because, at critical moments in the nation’s history, the advocates of limited government were on the losing side of the political equation, and the opposition was very effective at consolidating its victory. Not only did big government advocates implement policy changes, they also brought about huge structural innovations to the way the government functions.

    The progressives of the early 1900s managed this with the 16th Amendment, legalizing the income tax and opening up whole avenues of power that had been previously off limits. The political genius of that move must be admired: The left got its hands on the government for a relatively short period of time, but it sure made hay while the sun was out. We’re still paying the price today — quite literally. Similarly, the New Deal took advantage of a national emergency to ram through qualitative expansions in the scope of the federal government; it was not just that Washington was doing more, it was that it was doing things it had never done before. Ditto the 1960s, when LBJ exploited public grief over the assassination of JFK to push through new changes.

    This points to the gravest danger of Obamacare. Much like the progressives of the 1910s, the New Dealers of the 1930s, and the liberals of the 1960s, Obama and his allies assured us that this law was entirely consistent with what had been offered in the past. Nothing new to see here; move along! But that was not at all true. In fact, Obamacare represents the single greatest qualitative expansion of federal power in 80 years.
    {……………..}

    MUCH MORE AT SITE

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/morning-jay-praise-john-roberts_647955.html?nopager=1

  • mcc

    Here’s the article that really blasted him in ’05 – “Roberts Subverted Reagan”:

    That carefully crafted political blank slate of Judge John Roberts is getting filled in piece of by piece.

    And what it reveals is an ugly portrait of a backstabbing establishment Republican who subverted the political will of the greatest American president of the 20th century.

    Memos drafted by the Supreme Court nominee during his tenure in President Reagan’s Justice Department show a distinct hostility to the conservative ideals embraced by his boss and to some of the individuals who championed those ideals.

    http://www.wnd.com/2005/08/31835/

  • Patty

    Marbury v. Madison is Out and Roberts v. America is In

    In which case, we don’t need a Supreme Court. The Congress can now just pass anything, if this is gonna be consistent from the court. If whatever they pass, the court’s gonna bend every which way possible to find it constitutional — including rewriting it, which is what happened. You talk about activism? By Justice Roberts stretching as far as he can to make sure he’s not called an activist, he ends up being the most activist judge on the Supreme Court I can recall since Brennan or Douglas!

    For crying out loud, he just rewrote it, in order to save the act. It is their job to uphold unconstitutional laws and regulations? That’s a new one on me. I thought in Marbury v. Madison, the court assigned to itself the role of determining whether laws were constitutional or not. Apparently Marbury v. Madison is out now, and Roberts v. America is in. In which case, the court’s role is to find any way possible, without limits, to uphold unconstitutional law. That’s why I’m sick. Because that’s what has happened. This is the mother of all judicial activism! As Saddam Hussein would say.[…]

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/06/29/marbury_v_madison_is_out_and_roberts_v_america_is_in READ MORE

  • Patty

    #34 June 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm
    mcc commented:

    undoubtedly. Roberts screwed America. Sorry, but I haven’t any other word for it.

  • Multitude

    Malta is a vacation island for the world’s billionaires, the elite of the elites. What a surprise that progressive John Roberts would be rewarded with access to such a restricted lifestyle. And even more, he’s been privileged with the opportunity to teach the elite’s children. How special!

    20th Century German philosopher Martin Heidegger was chased the remainder of his life for his short six months as a Nazi party member, having converted under the foolish belief that he could teach the Nazis and make them nicer, more intellectual.

    I guarantee you that Justice Roberts suffers such delusions, aspiring to be “one with the elites” while still clinging to his faux legitimacy as a thinker, a philosopher king.

    May we ensure he is remembered across history as a traitor, a turncoat, and an appeaser of evil people

  • midusdew

    This law is extortion. Kind of like muzzies extorting non muzzies.

    If you opt. out you pay a 2.5% of your income or something like $2300 a year.

    How on earth is this constitutional.

    Roberts you’ll rot in hell for this……………….

  • Patty

    Furthermore, he acts like this isn’t political. If not what is it. The Constitution, does it say that this nation can raise taxes on the little people.

    Roberts thinks it is so easy to vote these people out. Well, it was done in 2010 and now, the tired and the weak and the hungry will have to crawl the walls of Washington and this time it is many steps to regain our freedom. Roberts face is sickening to me. I am ashamed of Obama, Pelosi and Reid and ashamed that I HAVE to live in a Nation that lies and cheats itself to the top.

    The anger and frustration they have given many Americans is actually making us sick to our stomach. There is no honor and no decency that I see in this administration. NONE.

  • Patty

    The rich don’t give a crap what they do or what happens. They live their lives drinking the best liquor, eating the best food, live in the best homes, best doctors, surgeons, care, medicine. Why should they care what happens to those who have to pay more of their hard earned money.

    I am not sure if Roberts even read this law. There are thing in there even the best lawyers can’t figure out. And if this is the law of the land and we have to live with it, then watch how quickly the population of the U.S. reduces.

  • Patty

    #38 June 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    midusdew commented:

    This law is extortion. Kind of like muzzies extorting non muzzies.

    If you opt. out you pay a 2.5% of your income or something like $2300 a year.

    How on earth is this constitutional.

    Roberts you’ll rot in hell for this……………….
    ______________

    It is devastating. :(

  • Patty

    #37 June 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    Multitude commented:
    ________________

    God help us. And it wouldn’t be bad to start praying. Our nation within 3 1/2 years has become a Stranger to me. Never thought we would see the day.

  • Multitude

    Patty, when I saw Roberts offered up by progressive king Bush II, I found myself wondering what it was about this guy that reminded me of John Edwards. Certainly it wasn’t his politics, but what was it about this guy that had connected the two so firmly in my mind?

    It turns out he’s known in the DC circles to be a fellow who needs to be liked. Like Edwards, who would stand before a mirror and ensure each hair was in perfect position to show his prettiness, Roberts is a pretty man. His self-image is strangely flawed and subsequently needs to be filled up by the popular folks around him. I’d guess he was a moderately bright kid in school, but was beat up frequently and loathed by the popular kids. Finding himself in the “in” club for the first time in his life, he’s overly eager to do anything to ensure the cool kids continue to like him.

    It’s this phenomena that people like Herman Cain and Sarah Palin are refreshing, and probably resonate with many of us. We *DO NOT CARE* whether some shallow, hollow poseur liberal type who had rich parents buying their popularity like us. We know who we are.

    John Roberts is lost. But this is what happens when you allow inbred pedigrees like Bush II to run political office and appoint justices. Should the Republic survive, it will not do so while being run by the Loser Sons of feudal nobility.

  • Patty

    CBO: Obamacare Will Increase Taxes On Middle-Class By $4.2 Billion – $4,667 Per Taxpayer

    NOW DIGEST THAT FOR A MOMENT.

  • donh

    AH but what is law of the land now ?….” Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole of the Law ” So say the most wicked man to whome all the progressives worship and study in their unholy books as they make prayers to Satan. Law is now what Obama says it is…Law is what Judas Robert says it is…and the unrule of anarchy spreads……down the hierarchy of power until every man is his own law maker in the growing jungle of barbarism.

  • Patty

    #43 June 29, 2012 at 11:52 pm
    Multitude commented:
    _________________

    You tag him to a tee. Really, Roberts has that same look about him. Wonderful comment. :)

  • Multitude

    and yes… per my own #43 post, I’m STFU on the qualities of the pretty boy Romney. Were you to consult theorist Avital Ronell’s new work on this pathology of pretty losers, “Loser Sons,” you would realize that both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are such losers. Both are confused, centered on the desperate and impossible task of pleasing a father long lost.

    Barack’s identity is fractured, abject most certainly, leaving him to attempt to please a phantom through ever-increasing Leninist actions. Mitt cannot go through a speech without referring to his father, the figure of authority he was unable to impress and please. He too is a shattered soul, a Loser Son. Bush II and Clinton both are suffers of the same pathology, individuals who should have been kept a thousand miles away from Presidential office. Both aspired to grandeur (while succumbing to deviant excess — Clinton’s whores and Bush’s alcohol) in order to find something to replace the impossible hole that was left by the departure of the father.

    Do we not know the title of Barack Obama’s autobiography? “Dreams of My Father”? Can anything be closer to this condition which competent psychoanalysts understand is a root cause of clinical antisocial paranoid narcissism? Is there a reason the reality-TV absorbed masses are so attracted to these broken figures?

    We have a false choice in 2012, but must deal with it. What desperate times we’re left to, choosing between two candidates that should never be allowed to serve as dog catcher, let alone a greater office.

  • Patty

    I have said enough for one night. Don’t start laughing at that comment. Wait, do. {my many many posts here tonight} We really need to laugh. At least to take our minds off all that has transpired.

    The Fourth of July is just around the corner. Founding Fathers are turning over in their graves.

    November can’t come soon enough. Anyway. Say too much. Tomorrow is another day.

  • http://www.wordaroundthenet.com Christopher Taylor

    He needs to spend a summer staring in a mirror thinking about just what he’s done.

  • Redwine

    So Roberts turned out to be an activist (in)justice.
    He’s reprehensible.

  • James

    What saddens me the most about roberts laughable reasoning, is that it diminishes President Bush who unfortunatly made the mistake of appointing roberts not only to the Supreme Court but to make him chief justice.

  • AUSONIUS

    For any who still wonder why he voted the way he did, look where he was when he made the joke: a big group of golf buddy lawyers. I wouldn’t look much further. He wants to be loved and admired by his circle. SCREW everyone else. #1 priority: getting the A list invites in the DC world, as well as the European circuit.
    Can anyone tell me how long the train of abuses is supposed to reach?

  • Rose

    An impregnable fortress won’t protect Roberts from Hell Fire. The Founding Fathers would have hanged him by now.

  • Rose

    #49 June 30, 2012 at 12:10 am
    Christopher Taylor
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You presume mighty heavily that he has a conscience. He don’t. Here’s how you know.
    He’s done this THREE TIMES THIS WEEK ALONE THAT WE ARE AWARE OF. And I haven’t seen ALL the rulings yet, much less all he’s done since this appointment.

    I’ve found six different DIM rulings out of Roberts so far.

    “The vote of your opponents is the most honorable mark by which the soundness of your conduct could be stamped. I claim the same honorable testimonial. There was but a single act of my whole administration of which [the opposing] party approved… And when I found they approved of it, I confess I began strongly to apprehend I had done wrong, and to exclaim with the Psalmist, ‘Lord, what have I done that the wicked should praise me?'” –Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry, 1812. ME 13:162

    Roberts has already shown he doesn’t have what it takes. He ain’t got THIS kind of mettle.
    IF he hasn’t got it now, he never will on this earth.

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  • kato

    Roberts is one for the history books: one of the all-time biggest A-holes this country has ever seen.

    Right up there with that compassionate dope George W. Bush.

  • MVH

    Just yucking it up with the gang. Eh, Judge?

    Perhaps Jon McNaughton might stick Roberts into his painting, “The Forgotten Man“; right next to Obama. Since they both stepped on the Constitution.

  • http://www.facebook.com/camasparalosninos meximom

    #27 – Honor may still matter to some Americans, but check today’s poll #s. Obama is up. At least half the country apparently puts no value on Honor.

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  • Billybob

    The majority of you folks have the Chief Justice all wrong! His ruling was actually brilliant and it accomplished three things. First, it spared the courts reputation of being an activist court and thus took away any Dem fodder for the November elections. It basically nuetered them of using the court and the ruling to stir up their liberal base. Second, he basically laid the ground work for severly limiting the Gov’s use of the commerece clause to impose their will on us in the future. Third, which I find most Brilliant, his ruling to uphold the mandate as a tax served two purposes. One it squarely lays the survival of Obamacare on the November elections, basically he is saying the citizens can vote on whether it lives or dies, and two, now that it is deemed a tax, it can’t be fillibustered and the Republicans can use the reconsilliation tactic to kill the legislation. The same tactic the Dems used to pass it. A simple majority vote is all that is needeed to kill it, plus the signature of President Romney! If you hate this piece of legislation then pray for a republican senate majority and a republican president in 2013. If the Repubs win in November, Chief Justice Roberts has set this legislation up for a fairly easy defeat!

  • Jay-Mac

    I only hope that some good can come of Roberts’ terrible ruling- that conservatives unite behind Romney and push him to a landslide victory over Obama. Is Romney the best candidate? Not by a long shot- but right now he’s all that stands between America and a second Obama term. If you think the first one was bad, wait until he doesn’t need to worry about being re-elected to any office.

    Obama sacrificed Democrats in the mid-terms to push Obamacare through, goodness knows what would happen if he gets another four years in the White House. Democrats have brought America to the verge of economic Armageddon- the time to stop them is NOW. Please vote for Romney and do all you can to encourage others to vote for him. If the GOP sees Obama soundly defeated it might strengthen their weak spines to fight back against Democrats and bring America back from the abyss.

    2012 is the last chance for the USA that we know and love- out of control debt and spending, spiralling entitlement costs, rapidly expanding government that doesn’t pay heed to the Constitution…if it isn’t stopped now it’ll be too late. Vote Romney- because not voting for him is the same as a vote for Obama, Pelosi and Reid.

  • Lenore

    What non muslim country has the lowest taxes? We need to get out of the ussa

  • Lenore

    Time to starve the beast. Smoker? Quit. Buy nothing you absolutely don’t need. Drive as little as possible. Don’t stay at hotels. Starve the government. Send a copy of the constitution to the courts and everyone you know. Buy paper. Stamps and envelopes only.

  • http://www.truthandcommonsense.com archer52

    Billybob is correct. Roberts did a great job, considering what WE- the American citizenry- handed him to work with.

    Guys remember the American voting public controls their own fate. Roberts believes- correctly in my opinion- that it is NOT the duty of the Supreme Court to unscrew the goats that were created by properly elected politicians “representing” the will of the people.

    Honestly, there is a large percentage of the people in this nation who like the idea of getting stuff from the government for free. They voted in, legally (and foolishly), politicians who crafted legislation that promised to provide it. The fact they lied, the fact the legislation is nation killing, the fact that the electorate are self absorbed and greedy idiots is NOT the problem of the Supreme Court.

    This is akin to a serial killer asking the police “stop me before I kill again”. We created the problem. In “we” I mean the entire voting population for the last hundred years! Why is it Roberts fault now?

    Understand what he believes in, and what we complain about and how the two are actually the same. We complain about activist courts (the ninth in California for example) imposing their social views on their jurisdictions. Roberts firmly believes that is wrong. So it isn’t the SP’s job to pick and choose whether or not a law is “right” or “moral” or even “smart”. (Roe vs Wade, anyone?) What he constricts his court to is the single question “Is it constitutional.”

    His principles are these:

    1. People have the constitutional right to elect idiots, greedy self-serving ideologues who have an agenda to ruin the nation.
    2. Those IGSSIs have the constitutional right to pass crippling, foolish, agenda driven laws that will cripple the nation.
    3. The Supreme Court cannot pick and choose “good or bad” ideas as a principle. (What is good or bad? Subjective. Remember sixty percent want it repealed, forty don’t. Obama won by a large margin talking about healthcare and big government.) The SP can describe why they think a law is bad or stupid and assign proper ownership- which they did in this case.
    4. However, the SP can and will step in WHEN the first citizen has his or her constitutional rights violated by the laws (Citizens United for example and the EPA ruling)

    Now in this case, he let the vocal conservative wing of the SP tell EVERYONE what a crap-sandwich this law is. That’s done and it won’t be the last time we hear it- if the conservatives and republicans can find their backbone.

    Then Roberts “judo flipped” the Left by using this attempt of seizing more power through the commerce clause and the new law of regulatory administrations creating mandates that are equal to taxes and told them “No F-ing way!”

    NO to the commerce clause being used to control a person’s non-activity.
    NO to the idea a federal agency can mandate you behave in a certain way and fine you.
    NO to the idea that there are other mechanisms other than the House of Representatives, that can tax citizens for programs like Obama-tax.
    NO to the federal government extorting the States by withholding medicaid funds. (THIS IS HUGE!)

    What does that mean? Right now the House of Representatives, controlled by the Republicans, has been given the task to create funding mechanisms to pay for Obama-tax, in the middle of a recession where the thought of raising taxes is toxic. But they have NO CHOICE, Roberts told them if they want to have it they have to fund it.

    The Dems tried to get around being held responsible for this by kicking it over to the Executive branch under HHS in order hide the cost (Much like the EPA fines oil and coal producers and we never hear about it). Roberts said “You want this act, YOU own its funding!” This is going to be GREAT political theater. Obama can’t get half of the democrats to show up at his convention. Tack on a half billion dollar tax increase and see what happens.

    Further, it gives great opportunity to highlight what Obama hid for so long. As I’ve said before Obamacare was sold as a charmed unicorn farting magical fairy dust. Roberts and his conservative brethren pulled the curtain back and showed everyone what it really is, a Frankenstein monster eager to destroy our economy. That isn’t the last time you’ll see that.

    For those of you who keep arguing this is a huge step into a place we’ve never been before, try to remember this progressive effort has been going on since Teddy Roosevelt. You argue the government can’t tax you for something you haven’t done or for something it deems a “national need.” Yet, every paycheck you look down and the government is taking money from you for nationalized retirement, nationalized elderly healthcare on the assumption that you may be both old retired and sick. If you die before then, does your family get it back? Nope.

    The key is the courage of the Republicans and if Obama decides to break the now established law of the land and tries to force mandates. The first state that gets harmed, the first person who gets taxed or fined improperly and the SP will get that lawsuit and rule it is unconstitutional and the whole thing collapses.

    That is what Roberts did, in a world we (again all voting americans for a hundred years) created.

    Not bad actually.

  • Lenore

    Roberts fd up. The thing was argued as a fine. Roberts not the politicians said it was a tax. Roberts is a socialist in conservative clothing. Roberts betrayed the constitution. Term limits on all brances of government….

  • StrangernFiction

    Bush appointee.

  • Lenore

    Yep stranger. Just goes to show all political people defy and crap on the constitution. And the regular folk are no better. Starve the federal beast. Since we are all socialists now, time to truely live off it. Not a a drug addict living off s.s. disability, become one. Not a alcoholic living off s.s. disability, become one. Time to take down this country with it’s own rules and regulations. We are all socialists now.

  • StrangernFiction

    Don’t even try to tell me voting is a recourse. We voted for a “Conservative republican” and he gave us this justice.

    At least there are a few who are not deluded. We’ve been past the point where elections are the answer for some time now. There is no limited government party. There is only separation from DC and slavery.

  • donh

    Judas Roberts is a Roman Catholic. He has outted himself as a member of the Kennedy cult of apostates to Christ. Fascist Catholics in the school of Mussolini who are at rebellion war with the traditional Church. Roberts has proven this law is of foreign origin …imposed by an external world order.

    We are facing once again something that has repeated down through the ages…a Knights of Templar usurpation of the Papacy . The question remains if the Hitler Youth Pope Benedict is leading the betrayal , or are these Maltese Falcons obeying an evil Cardinal high up in the Vatican. The Pope appears to be fighting the evils in this healthcare law…but that could be external show pandering to the moral beliefs of his faithful masses while the dark secret knights of the Maltese order lay down the Laws of SATAN. Having come from the Benedictine order …I worry the Pope is IN on the betrayal of man’s freedom and salvation.

  • Lenore

    Need to get the rich out of ussa branches of government. Term limits.

  • http://apocalypseparadigm.blogspot.com/ thelittlebrother

    #5 June 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm bg
    “Romney has said over and over and over again while running for POTUS that he is 100% in favor of a mandate. Here’s that proof: ” Ann Barnhardt – June 28
    http://youtu.be/y6DrH6P9OC0

    #42 June 29, 2012 at 11:39 pm Patty
    Prayer Warriors are Fasting & Praying, on Fridays in particular, for God to have mercy on America. Please join us.

    if all the Souls
    who ‘lock & load’
    would Fast & Pray instead
    the devil & his armies
    wouldn’t stand a chance.

    Washington called
    this newly freed Nation
    to national Prayer
    in reparation & atonement
    for the crimes of war.

    we are not that Nation anymore
    we have abandoned
    the Almighty
    @ a Time when
    only God saves us now.

    http://apocalypseparadigm.blogspot.com/2012/06/jesus-never-said-take-up-your-guns.html

  • Dianna

    A wolf in sheep’s clothing. Benedict Arnold, move over.

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  • mcc

    Re “billybob” — We need control of Senate —

    Scroll up to Righthand column — NEWSMAX HEADLINES

    Hit on “5 Democratic Obamacare Senators Targeted”

    I think there are more than 5 mentioned in the article, but please do what you can to help at least one!

    Thanks!

  • Patty

    Supreme Court said the federal government can require citizens to buy health insurance.

    The government CANNOT force us to buy a thing, under the Constitution but now, it is a TAX.

    So, shove this crap back into the face of this Commie Government.

    RECALL ROBERTS.

  • Patty

    I realize this is a lifetime appointment but I only hope and pray Roberts won’t be appointing anything Major again in my lifetime unless it is TRULY FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE.

    RECALL, NO, RESIGN, YES. NEVER HAPPEN

  • RDM

    No> There are no excuses, explainations, or anythign else that are sufficient. THis is a travesty, full stop. ROberts should hang his head in shame for calling black white and getting the US of A run over at a Zebra cxrossing it IS NOT HIS JOB to rewrite legislation for democrats. it IS HIS JOB to call that which is against the constitution unconstitutional.

  • Patty

    If this Obamacare is a Tax, then it is Commerce. Tax are on what we purchased and on our earnings.

    I would suggest if this isn’t repeal no one should buy it and no one should pay any fee. Or penalty, the lie the democrats are pushing.

    No amount of IRS workers can keep track and if they do, LOCK US UP AND THEN ALL OF SUE THE GOVERNMENT.

  • Patty

    I realize it is naive of me to suggest all of this. But I wish the Americans would protest as a majority.

    End this communist takeover of our rights and freedoms.

  • obamas support infantside, cap&tax

    We wouldnt be in the mess–if he wasnt in OFFICE! Obama Hussein is the PROBLEM! And all those cheatin liar democrats! They are always the ones who tax tax tax! Look at Maryland with Omally–and they love it!!! They lkkove paying taxes!!!! SO soed DC…California is BK!

  • bigL

    One thing that SUPreme Ct Justice Brandeis said (speaking of criminals but valid just the same to us all) was that American people have the right to be left alone.
    That is what is being/has been lost. We will have govt in our face 24 /7. Before the last decades, it was easy to be an American, now the govt bureaucrats are in our wallets, in our toilets, in our cars and in our faces all the time. I want them to go back to fixiong potholes, doing the minimum to keep things going.
    It is not only the money; it is our loss of freedom, of having to explain our choices and having alternative choices ordered.
    Remember CJ roberts is not subject (and “subject” is correct) to Obama care. No congresser,none of the staff, the Press, are subject to obama care. Think of it as the Royals handing down to the peasants
    a few crumbs.
    About 56% of eligible voters voted duning the 2008 Pres election. We better get voter Registration lists from our counties and precincts to identify the significant part of the 44% and get them to vote GOP.

  • Terrance

    Could that be a FEMA camp ?

  • Political prick

    If anyone can get close to him in Malta. Well. a quick knife to the side would be nice.

  • Jody Nassour

    To patty #80 … I was thinking this same thing… The five supreme court justices are just that .. 5 citizens.. We are.. We the people… Let’s put it to a vote this November.. We must demand it be on the ballot. .reverse the decision handed down by supreme court…because majority of the citizens reject it!!! Let’s roll!!!

  • jeff

    lets start banning all congressmen and women from our businesses, it is legal to do this, we need to not allow lawyers and politicians in our businesses starting today, pass this around and lets get started, see who has the balls to do this besides me,

  • sablegsd

    benedict roberts, I hope your meds fail.

  • dusel1

    June 28, 2012:
    The day freedom died.
    As such, I will fly my US flag at half staff until Obama is out of office.
    Please follow my lead.

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