Good day all, a very Angry Webmaster here. It has been a few days since Chief Justice John Glover Roberts sided with the liberal members of the court and using some really bizarre reasoning, upheld Obamacare.
There has been a lot of discussion on why Roberts ruled as he did. The conservative segment of the nation is in shock over what he did and the liberal segment is behaving in their usual manner. Insulting anyone who disagrees with them in the most vile manner. Just read some of the comments on the more liberal minded blogs to see what I’m talking about.
The conservative talking heads, television, radio and blogosphere, have been trying to figure out what Roberts did and why. From what I’ve been hearing and reading, the Beltway Bandits, such as Charles Krauthammer1 are saying that Roberts was actually being very clever in restricting the Commerce Clause2. Krauthammer and the others who think that are deluding themselves.
What Roberts did was grant Congress absolute power over the citizens of the United States. No one has denied that Congress has the power to tax, but that has always been on things like income, property, Alcohol, etc. What Roberts and the other four justices did was give Congress the power to tax a negative. What that means is that Congress can now tax you for NOT having something. In this case, it’s health insurance. Next time it may be not buying an electric car or perhaps not buying solar panels. For the liberal side of the discussion, it could also mean forcing you to buy guns and ammunition. For vegans it might be used to force them to buy meat. Where does this end?
Thanks to Chief Justice Roberts, it doesn’t.
I’ve been discussing this with others and the responses are frightening. The people have been overwhelmingly opposed to Obamacare since day one. The 2010 shellacking the democrats took was a direct result of Obamacare being shoved down people’s throats. When this decision came out, along with the analysis of the dissent by the other 4 justices, people were stunned. The people I’ve been corresponding with have been saying they have been talking with people locally that they have known for years.
Those friends of theirs are mad. In the words of one person, they are “Killing mad.” He said that he could see it in their faces. They weren’t screaming and shouting in a blind rage, but if you took one look at them you could see that they had made a decision. Basically, the decision is that all hope is lost and the only alternative to restore the constitution will be with force of arms.
I and the people I’ve been talking with do NOT want to see that happen, although we all understand that it might be to late to stop it. There is still hope though and that is the General Election in November. With a little luck and a lot of hard work, Obama will be gone and the Senate will become Republican.
Now, assuming all this does happen, what do we do about this disaster of a ruling? In point of fact, it really isn’t a ruling at all. Chief Justice Roberts rewrote the law, (Obamacare), to fit his ruling. This is called “Legislating from the bench”3 and is a violation of the separation of powers. All a judge can do is rule a law constitutional or unconstitutional. They can NOT change the law to fit their views. Some rulings can be debated as to whether or not the judge(s) were imposing their views, others are so blatant that there can be no doubt. I think this is just such a case.
Therefore, I am calling on the new congress to file a bill of impeachment against Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., Associate Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Associate Justice Elena Kagen.
Now you might be saying, “What are the charges?” It really doesn’t matter since Impeachment is really a political tool. The normal rules of evidence don’t apply. All that can happen upon conviction is the removal from office of the impeached official. They don’t go to jail or lose any rights. The last impeachment trial was President William Jefferson “Slick Willie” Clinton. He was impeached for perjury in the house but acquitted in the Senate. The last impeachment with a conviction in the Senate was former federal judge Thomas Porteous. He was impeached in the House March 11th 2010 and convicted in the Senate December 8th 2010.4
Generally, those officials who face impeachment have been accused of committing actual crimes. This hasn’t always been the case. This is why, other than being thrown out of office, impeachment carries no lose of freedom or fines.
In the case of the 5 justices I named, there could be a number of charges. For Chief Justice Roberts, it might be violating the separation of powers listed in the constitution. For Elena Kagan, Conflict of interest. She was hip deep in the development of Obamacare before she was put on the bench. Ruth Bader-Ginsburg has repeatedly made statements that she doesn’t like the constitution and would prefer ones like South Africa’s. Since she doesn’t want to uphold the document she swore on oath to, she should either resign or be removed. Sotomayor and Breyer both along with Bader-Ginsburg and Kagan reject the constitutions limits on government power. Apparently none of them studied the Federalist Papers and the writings of the authors of the Constitution. They wrote it to expressly limit the reach of the government, not it’s expansion.
Now I’m not a lawyer nor am I a Constitutional scholar. I don’t need to be. The constitution was intentionally written so that anyone could understand it. I have no doubt that these five fully understand what the original intent was, they just don’t care. Therefore, in my not so lawyerly opinion, the grounds exist for their impeachment and removal.
Will it happen? Not in the current session. The Democrats in Congress, who have shown that they don’t care about the Constitution, the law or the nation will protect them. Even if the Republicans regain control of the senate, it will require Democrats to actually follow their oath’s of office. Still, I think it should be done. If the Roberts 5 are Impeached in the House but not convicted in the Senate and it is a party line vote, then the Republicans should use this to show just how lawless the Democrats truly are.
The alternative is not good.
Call your representatives and Senators and demand action. If yours won’t do their job, get rid of them in November. It’s time to make this a campaign issue.
~The Angry Webmaster~
- Krauthammer: Why Roberts did it [↩]
- The Commerce Clause [↩]
- Judicial activism [↩]
- Former Judge Thomas Porteous [↩]