The US Supreme Court has proven once again that it has no interest in upholding the US Constitution.
PPACA is absolutely and completely unconstitutional and should have been struck down in its entirety. Chief Justice Roberts went out of his way to save it by accepting the government’s argument that the mandate could be viewed as a tax. In essence, this “law” was rewritten by the court to ensure its survival.
This tax/penalty applies to a certain class of people who by choice go without health insurance. It is enforced by the IRS, and don’t worry, it’s not really a large amount of money anyway. Gee, thanks. Roberts’ opinion (p. 32 of the Court document) states, “The question is not whether that is the most natural interpretation of the mandate, but only whether it is a ‘fairly possible’ one… As we have explained, ‘every reasonable construction must be resorted to, in order to save a statute from unconstitutionality’.”
Those who put their hopes in the federal supreme court to rescue them from the federal government are probably still in shock, but should have expected this outcome by now. The biggest mistake today is the assumption that the US Supreme Court has the final say on what’s constitutional, and the states must just sit there and take it. Not so.Details