Posted by Elaine Magliaro
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This story has legs all the way through the election.
And liberals get accused of “race baiting” for recognizing the racism and calling it out. The racism on the right has been in your face for a long time and they don’t seem to like it being noticed. “Who, little ol’ me, a racist?!”
BIG win for Obama today in his favorite house — the US Supreme Court! Trolls are massing at the cliff to jump. Judge Roger Gregory of Richmond and the 4th Circuit was the intellectual bellwether for this SCOTUS opinion today.
Oh heads are exploding all over the right wing blogosphere today!
The Supremes came through and fortified Obamacare and provided additional evidence that their plan to abolish it is not rooted in the law.
Obviously, they aren’t going to deprive 8 million people of health insurance coverage or condemn 25K to die because of lack of coverage. Most of them read the newspaper or have a conscience or both. Alito, Scalia and Long Dong Thomas — not so much.
“Trolls are massing at the cliff to jump.”
Sounds like the perfect chance for a NatGeo documentary to me, Mark.
“In a democracy, the power to make the law rests with
those chosen by the people. Our role is more confined—“to
say what the law is.” Marbury v. Madison, 1 Cranch 137,
177 (1803). That is easier in some cases than in others.
But in every case we must respect the role of the Legislature,
and take care not to undo what it has done. A fair
reading of legislation demands a fair understanding of the
Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve
health insurance markets, not to destroy them. If at all
possible, we must interpret the Act in a way that is consistent
with the former, and avoids the latter. Section 36B
can fairly be read consistent with what we see as Congress’s
plan, and that is the reading we adopt.
The judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for
the Fourth Circuit is
~Roberts, CJ writing for the majority in King v. Burwell.
Couldn’t have said it better myself… er … maybe I did:
“I think it was Winston Churchill who reminded us that the “supreme virtue” of government is action. In fact, the greatest of modern British prime ministers, who often marked his staff memoranda in red with the words “Action This Day,” counseled that ” I never worry about action, but only inaction.” Action in recognizing problems. Action in mobilizing support and action in addressing the causes of human suffering and improving the lives of those over whom you have power and authority.
On this side of the Atlantic, the framers understood this seemingly obvious facet of government. Jefferson wrote, “The purpose of government is to maintain a society which secures to every member the inherent and inalienable rights of man, and promotes the safety and happiness of its people.” Protecting individual rights and promoting the security and happiness of those individuals is the essential business of government. Not “either-or” but both.”
” A perfectly balanced system that accomplishes nothing is every bit as much a failed government as one that coerces its people. And a reestablishment of a pristine version of separation of powers is as short-lived as the mayfly if the power vacuum caused by inaction remains. …”
There isn’t anything easier than to blame Obama’s poor government on his race. I would even say that it can be used so easily to support him, because every normal person sees it as unfit and aggressive to use someone’s race in political debate. Everyone should already recognize that we are the visitors here, black or white altogether, since the First Nations were the original owners of the land (obviously not in a strict capitalist sense), and they were using it in accordance with the nature, covering only their basic needs. Now we are becoming too much, exploiting our resources to produce cans and to put artificial drinks into them etc. Obama is just a product of this civilization, artificial as any other, but not better or worse.
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