Judicial Activist John Roberts
I do not have any legal experience, but I do know judicial activism (when courts do not confine themselves to reasonable interpretations of laws, but instead create law. Alternatively, judicial activism is when courts do not limit their ruling to the dispute before them, but instead establish a new rule to apply broadly to issues not presented in the specific action. “Judicial activism” is when judges substitute their own political opinions for the applicable law, or when judges act like a legislature (legislating from the bench) rather than like a traditional court. In so doing, the court takes for itself the powers of Congress, rather than limiting itself to the powers traditionally given to the judiciary. ) when I see it, and yesterday was the most blatant example of judicial activism we have probably seen.
By calling the individual mandate a tax instead of a penalty(which even Obama denied it was a tax), John Roberts ignored the Constitution and changed the wording of the law to suit his ruling instead of judging the law on its merits and constitutionality.
What John Roberts has done is open up a Pandora’s box of taxes that the democrats can exploit at will starting with the 21 NEW taxes that Dr. Eowyn detailed in an earlier post. So this opens up new territory for the tax happy liberals and new intrusions into our lives. I can see in the future that liberals could tax us if we decide not to drive an electric or hybrid vehicle, if we decide not to eat healthy we get taxed, if we decide not to use solar panels on our houses, we get taxed, and these are only scratching the surface. We are now on the fast track to complete government control over our lives.
I for one will not be a slave to government control, I will not allow a dictator to tell me what I can or cannot do, I will die fighting against it first, I don’t fear the fight and I don’t fear death, but I’ll be damned if I will submit to tyranny by a government that seeks to control every aspect of my life and a supreme court justice that spits on the Constitution.
JUSTICE ROBERTS, YOU CAN GO STRAIGHT TO HELL!
Tom in NC