There have been numerous theories concerning the motivation for Supreme Court Justice John Roberts to excuse the Obamacare insurance mandate penalty as a TAX, and allow Obamacare to continue its job of destroying personal freedom and the U.S. economy.
Here’s a theory that Pharmer has not heard yet, and it seems fairly plausible. Supreme Court watchers suspected from the way the decisions were written, that Roberts had originally opposed the insurance mandate, and that he changed his mind.
Pharmer suspects that Roberts was influenced by old establishment Republicans seeking to galvanize the Tea Partiers behind Romney.
This judicial precedent has inflicted widespread damage.
What should be the response? Conservatives will probably have to choose Romney in order to get rid of Obama. That’s an emergency.
The Tea Party should stay very active in removing crusty old establishment Republicans from their government posts at the National, State and Local levels in all subsequent primary elections. Pharmer intends to assist in this continuing effort.
7/2 Update: CBS claims to have sources ‘revealing’ that John Roberts changed his opinion one month prior to announcing the Supreme court decision. There is a claim that Justice Kennedy tried hard to bring him back into line with the conservative judges.
Of significant mention is the treatment by many that Roberts’ insistence that the commerce clause does not justify the insurance mandate is significant in the decision. In actuality, Roberts opinion on this is a Dictum, and, as such, it has no value as judicial precedent. Roberts provided exactly zero judicial protection against the further encroachment of government on our liberties.
The self flagellators wish to hang on Roberts’ words that the Court has no job to protect the people from their bad choices of governmental representatives. (Perhaps he desired to have George W Bush, who appointed him, classified as a bad choice.)
Roberts must bear personal responsibility for his own bad decision, and Tea Partiers hope to place it on the ash heap of history.