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Roberts as Romney’s Secret Weapon

Postmillennialism —  9 Comments

Townhall — I would caution my fellow conservatives on the frustration they may be enticed to express at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. It is unwarranted, and it is unwise.

The reason I state such is that it is my firm belief that the Roberts’ decision on the Obamacare mandate will without question bring about ultimate doom to the government control of healthcare, and through the best means possible–not judicial activism–but through the democratic process.

In boxing terminology no one has pulled a “rope-a-dope” this effective since Muhammad Ali himself. In doing so, it is clear that John Roberts duped the liberal wing of the Supreme Court into agreeing with him on calling out President Obama as legislatively dishonest, while assisting the conservative wing of the court into dismantling punitive measures against the states, and greatly limiting the ability of the legislature to use the powers of the commerce clause of the constitution to quietly take over people’s lives.

Yes, conservative friends there are many silver linings in Thursday’s odd verdict but let me assert merely four here:

1. Obamacare has been outed–by the authoritative voice of the nation’s highest court-as a fraud. Yes the administration pitched it as a “penalty,” as something that would not carry with it the burdensome label and politically repulsive thought of a tax. But Chief Justice Roberts seduced the four Obama supporters on the bench into agreeing that President Obama had in fact lied to the nation all through his 2008 campaign. Promising tax-cuts for 95% of the nation (a promise wrapped in a lie all its own), he has instead raised taxes–primarily on middle class families to the tune of $1.7 trillion dollars for the next decade. (And THAT’S just the starting point!) A tax, and nothing but a tax, is the only way the mandate funding could be understood in order for President Obama’s only domestic initiative to survive. So a tax it is…

2. The commerce clause has been severely restricted. Roberts sided with the conservative wing of the court in asserting rightly that the Congress can’t wander into a grey area of regulation, by attempting to force behavior of the population through manipulation of the commerce clause. The court rightly examined and asserted that the legislature has no right to legislate what people choose not to do. Punishments can not be levied on inaction. And if they attempt to do so, they must come in the form of a tax that the nation has recourse to change and remove through the electoral process.

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9 responses to Roberts as Romney’s Secret Weapon

  1. I’m not buying that Roberts was helping Romney. I seriously doubt Romney will be winning. The Republicans have turned their back on one of their biggest blocks of voters by putting a Mormon on the ticket–Christians. Like Doug Wilson, Jerry Johnson, and many others, I won’t be voting for him. And after all of the endorsements Romney has gotten from Republicans, they are going to have to make big changes to win me back. The best thing that can happen for this country is for politicians to see the largest third party (protest) vote in our history. Politicians need to wake up.

    • I’m not buying either Robert’s decision (as good for the country or the Constitution) or Romney as someone who will reverse anything Obama has set in motion.

      • Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. July 3, 2012 at 6:30

        One thing you have to admit though is: You know beyond any shadow of doubt that Obama is for Obamacare. Whereas Romney has vigorously and repeatedly stated he will repeal it. Which candidate offers any hope at all of removing Obamacare?

      • Yeah, but as some point out here, what have Republicans done for us (believers) lately. We need to stop settling for less. And now that they’ve endorsed a Mormon they have spit in the face of Christians.

      • Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. July 3, 2012 at 6:30

        Nevertheless, we have to live in the real world. The next President will be either Romney or Obama. I don’t like either one, but I sincerely believe Obama is destroying our nation and must be voted out of office.

  2. I sincerely hope you’re right about the court decision.

    • Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. July 3, 2012 at 6:30

      Be aware: I did not write the article to which you are referring. I hope he is correct, though. Otherwise we are all doomed.

      • Dr. Gentry,
        I hope you are joking about being doomed. I’m an amil that leans postmil and I know this election means little in God’s plan.

      • Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. July 4, 2012 at 6:30

        I am joking. But at the same time: God doesn’t need America. He can raise his work elsewhere. It could be that America is doomed.

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