Well, on 28 June 2012, all the excrement hit the rotary ventilation device. ObamaCare has been found Constitutional, and Attorney General Eric Holder has been found in contempt of Congress. The latter of these two event is becoming an incredibly boring saga of loathsome vs. loathsome. The former, however, fascinated me.
I’ll not bother with speculations on the political repercussions of the Supreme Court’s decision, as this would most likely be beyond my expertise, and droolingly redundant for my audience. Instead, putting aside my usual guise as perpetual malcontent, I’d prefer to focus my attention on what I consider to be one of the most courageous and admirable actions of any public figure in a time of unprecedented public cowardice.
Those expecting (or hoping for) ObamaCare’s demise were shocked to discover Republican appointed Chief Justice John Roberts has sided with the court’s four liberals and cast his vote in defense of the Affordable Care Act. Roberts has a job few people can do honestly: to set aside personal beliefs and opinions and judge, unbiasedly, the Constitutionality of a law. Most justices set aside this aspect of their tenure and choose rather to legislate from the bench. Roberts, however, chose to do the job he was appointed to do. I’m not saying I agree with his vote, but the fact that he broke free of his ideology to actually judge the Constitutionality of the Health Care Law shows John Roberts to be a man of immense moral character.
What Roberts did on the 28th is the personification of what the “Founding Fathers” idealistically thought of as a republic. If more people acted as Roberts does, perhaps Democracy might be a legitimate way of governing a nation. Sadly, most don’t. His integrity in casting a vote against his party represents a spirit mostly vacant from the landscape of American history. For all I know, Roberts may despise the bill, but that’s not the job he’s hired to do. He’s hired to be a staunch defender of what is, in my humble opinion, an ugly old piece of jaundiced parchment: the U.S. Constitution. Thank God there’s at least one person willing to do this thankless job.
Check out this Vortex from ChurchMilitant.TV. Michael Voris sums things up rather well.