The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits.
The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court’s declaration that California’s Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. That outcome probably will allow state officials to order the resumption of same-sex weddings in the nation’s most populous state in about a month.
Look, I know that some of you have strong feelings about gay marriage based on your religious beliefs. You’re entitled to them. I would never say otherwise.
However, as advocates for a limited federal government, you cannot deny that this is a win! Politicians should have NO BUSINESS in people’s personal lives! They should have no business defining a relationship between two people as legitimate or not. And the federal government should have no business telling individuals with whom they can LEGALLY spend the rest of their lives.
It is an intrusion into our most private relationships, and considering how many of these corruptocrats actually lie, cheat and destroy their families, they have no place telling the rest of us how to live!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: leave marriage to churches. If there’s a church that has a policy of marrying two people of the same gender, more power to them. If not, more power to them as well. But it should not be up to the voters, the politicians or the bureaucrats to make that decision for us. Once you allow the government – on any level – to dictate what relationship performed in what church is “legitimate,” you allow it into your religion, where it has no business being!
Congrats, gay guys and gals! You can now be as legally miserable as the rest of us!
I’ve seen several attempts to make excuses for Chief Justice John Roberts‘ defection to the left on the SCOTUS ObamaCare decision. I liken this to trying to extract bits of corn out of a bowlful of diarrhea.
Law upheld, Supreme Court’s reputation for neutrality maintained. Commerce clause contained, constitutional principle of enumerated powers reaffirmed.
There is a very real chance for the Constitution to be the reason for 0bamacare to be repealed.
According to Art. 1, Sec. 7, “All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.”
The House version of the Affordable Care Act bill failed in the Senate. Then the Senate proposed a separate bill that the House deemed passed. This was then signed into law as the current Affordable Care Act.
This was possible because there was no tax increase in the bill, just a fine.
However, Chief Justice Robert’s opinion has invalidated the claim that the individual mandate is a fine, but asserted it is actually a tax.
As such, the Senate bill violates Art. 1, Sec. 7 because a tax originated in the Senate in direct violation of the Constitution.
Here’s what really occurred — payback. Yes, payback for Obama’s numerous, ill-advised and childish insults directed toward SCOTUS.
Chief Justice Roberts actually ruled the mandate, relative to the commerce clause, was unconstitutional. That’s how the Democrats got Obama-care going in the first place. This is critical. His ruling means Congress can’t compel American citizens to purchase anything. Ever. The notion is now officially and forever, unconstitutional. As it should be.
Oh, and this is my favorite one: Roberts wasn’t in his right mind.
“Let’s talk about Roberts. I’m going to tell you something that you’re not going to hear anywhere else, that you must pay attention to. It’s well known that Roberts, unfortunately for him, has suffered from epileptic seizures. Therefore he has been on medication. Therefore neurologists will tell you that medication used for seizure disorders, such as epilepsy, can introduce mental slowing, forgetfulness and other cognitive problems. And if you look at Roberts’ writings you can see the cognitive dissociation in what he is saying,” Michael Savage said on his radio program this evening.
No. OK? Just no.
Despite some limiting language on the Commerce Clause, which has been used to extend congressional tentacles on every aspect of our lives, the fact remains that SCOTUS affirmed the Congressleeches’ right to penalize us via taxation every time we don’t make purchases they want us to make, or alternately make purchases they don’t want us to make!
Don’t like celery? Too bad. You’ll purchase at least 3 lbs. of it per month, or you’ll have a little problem with the IRS that will cost you $35.
Eat too much pizza? Welcome to the pizza tax. Every time you inhale that pepperoni and bacon pie, you will pay a “small” levy for the government to take care of those who can’t control their eating habits and get sick from being morbidly obese. After all, we must all take care of one another!
Smoke? Yeah, your taxes will go up exponentially.
Booze? Congress will impose a small tax on you for alcohol treatment for those who can’t afford it.
And by the way, you will be REQUIRED to visit an HHS approved doctor at least twice a year. For your own good, of course, because preventive care is important to keeping costs down. If you don’t, well… you’ll pay another tax.
The power to tax is the power to destroy — John Marshall
How’s that “You must vote Republican, because of SCOTUS nominees” meme working for you?
Do you happen to remember who put Roberts on the high court?
I don’t know how much the libtards on the Supreme Court know about capital punishment, but they may want to do some research. If they do their research, they’ll find out that the drugs used in lethal injections are SUPPOSED TO KILL YOU! That’s right. Let me say that again. THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO KILL YOU!
Ergo, when the Wise Latina™ and the other leftist mental deficients on the Supreme Court questioned whether one of the drugs used to KILL MURDERING SCUM is “safe for its intended use,” one has to wonder whether they actually understand the purpose of lethal injections.
Here’s a clue: Capital punishment’s entire purpose is to KILL the subject! But really, I have a better idea: one bullet, one pull of the trigger, gun in mouth.