We always look to the judges that were appointed by GOP presidents as being the firewall against the loony left decisions and laws made by the liberals and when they fail to do this as in the case of Roberts we realize there is no firewall. And that is why this country is in the shape that it is today.
I never did believe in judges getting lifetime appointments, especially at the appellate and supreme court level. IMO, every four years, three should leave, and three new appointments should occur right after a four year presidential election.
Is Mark Levin going to admit his culpability in endorsing Roberts' nomination?
"In the short period he has been on the court, John Roberts has shown he does not bring a personal agenda to his work. He follows the Constitution, and he is excellent."
Not saying Harriet Miers would have been better, but after the AZ and Obamacare decisions, I'd be willing to roll the dice. I have 0.001% faith in John Roberts at this time.
Clarity from Levin is always a treat in the wasteland of political mumbo jumbo. He makes a great case for term limits and as I recall Roberts said he favored them when he was being considered for the court. Levin's point about the justices appointed by the left never veering right after they get in and the appointees that do veer are Republican and they turn left. Interesting and discouraging.
Every politician, judge, or whatever should have a 2 term limit and then go out and earn a real living. And all the benefits end also.
People have to get serious about term limits for the Court. YOu are looking at 30 years of torture with John Roberts.
The "fiction" that the Court is non-political and above it all is now just a stinking rotting lie. The lib appointees vote lib without fail. The RINO appointees act like RINOs without fail, and the Cons (all 3 of them) , well, they vote like Cons too.
The Court should should be held to the letter of the US Constitution--by express Amendment. But even if we had that, they would cheat. That's where the term limits come in.
Cleaning up the SC is just one of the housekeeping tasks We The People must set our sights on. I think Mark's take on it is perfectly just: if the justices want to be political they need term limits.
And the justices who maintained the courage of their convictions deserve our thanks. I don't know how to contact them, but I intend to look into it and let them know.
I'll never look at Roberts the same again. He really looks like such a small man now. He'll understand what he did in November when Obama is thrown out in a landside, unlike anything you've ever seen. If we could throw Roberts out with him, we would.
He'll never be able to be trusted again.
Constitutionally, Congress has the power to levy a tax, duty, impost or excise. Obamacare imposes something that is not fall under the category of tax, duty, impost or excise. This means Roberts made up this ability to tax people, based on behavior. He should not be asked to resign; he should be impeached for violating the Constitutional Rights of every American citizen.
Exactly! Roberts made this mandate into a direct tax which is unconstitutional. There's simply no way that anyone can call this an income tax as someone that is wealthy and healthy may choose that insurance isn't his cup of tea but yet is compelled to buy it or pay the government a fine for not engaging commerce. If there was any doubt about his lack of intelligence , he just cemented.
Hey, where do we start the petition to put pressure Senators for impeachment hearing? Then we can start the process of term-limits for justices. Mark is right, why is it that the liberal justices always tow the line and its only conservative justices that switch their constructionist views when they are appointed. This decision is an outrage and I am still on fire about this incoherent opinion from Justice Roberts that just turn our Constitution on it head!
EXACTLY!! This isnt' rocket science......Roberts' job is not writing or rewriting legislation. His job is to protect and UPHOLD the Constitution. PERIOD!