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  • New Poll Shows Kansas Incumbents Facing Tough Battles (Brownback down 8, Roberts at only 37%)

    08/26/2014 8:35:23 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 32 replies
    WIBW ^ | 8/26/2014 | Melissa Brunner
    WIBW) - A new poll shows tough battles shaping up for incumbents on the November ballot in Kansas. SurveyUSA conducted the poll for KSN Television in Wichita. In the governor's race, Republican incumbent Sam Brownback continues to trail Democrat Paul Davis. The margin of 48 percent to 40 percent is the same as that found in a Survey USA poll done before the August primary... In the U.S. Senate race, Survey USA says Independent candidate Greg Orman continues to cause a wrinkle for both three-term Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and Democrat Chad Taylor. The poll found Roberts with 37 percent,...
  • Kansas US Sen. Milton Wolf running against 47 year incumbent Pat Roberts in Republican Primary 08/05

    07/20/2014 7:04:41 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 49 replies
    Senate Conservatives ^ | July 20, 2014 | Steelers6
    A new poll shows conservative Dr. Milton Wolf (R-KS) surging in the Republican primary against incumbent Senator Pat Roberts. The survey shows Roberts with only a 42-30 lead over Wolf, which is a stunning 21-point drop since the last poll taken three weeks ago! Dr. Milton Wolf's message of limited government, personal freedom, economic liberty, and respect for the Constitution is resonating with voters.
  • Morgan criticizes Kobach for working with Nugent on Texas bill to kill feral pigs from helicopters

    Republican secretary of state candidate Scott Morgan on Thursday took aim at incumbent Kris Kobach for helping rocker and gun rights activist Ted Nugent and Texas officials pass a law making it easier to hunt feral pigs from helicopters. "The self-appointed Guardian of State Sovereignty needs to stop shooting pigs from helicopters in Texas with Ted Nugent and start focusing on his job in Kansas," said Morgan, of Lawrence, who will face Kobach in the Aug. 5 Republican Party primary. Morgan and other critics of Kobach say he spends too much time advocating around the country for anti-illegal immigration laws...
  • Tea party vs. establishment as primary season opens - The Washington Post

    05/05/2014 3:52:41 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 11 replies
    WASHINGTONPOST.COM ^ | Monday, May 5, 12:19 PM | Dan Balz
    Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. A major subplot of this years midterm elections is the competition between the Republican establishment and the tea party wing of the party. The establishment is fighting back, but has the tea party already won? The general election is still six months off. But Tuesday opens the summer preseason of intraparty contests, which starts with an important primary in North Carolina. Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. After a July break, the preseason will...
  • Kansas Senator Admits He Doesn't Have a Home in Kansas

    02/07/2014 4:01:44 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 118 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/7/14 | Kasie Hunt
    For an longtime Kansas Republican in trouble, there's no place like home. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is facing a Tea Party primary challenge to his reelection this year from Dr. Milton Wolf -- a distant cousin of President Barack Obama. Roberts was first elected to Congress in 1980, and was elected to the Senate in 1996. Now, though, the New York Times reports he's struggling to renew ties to the state as he battles to keep his job. Roberts doesn't live in Kansas; instead, when he's there, he stays at the country club home of Phyllis and Cecil Ross, who...
  • This Might Go-Down as 'Day We Lost the Country' if SCOTUS Allows Dubious Obama Recess Appointments

    01/14/2014 5:27:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Well, today's the day we have to worry if the wobbly US Supreme Court will uphold what should seem obviously sensible rulings from three lower courts: that the Obama Administration had no business whatsoever claiming short-term congressional breaks to be 'in recess' and then exploiting them to ram-through dubious 'recess appointments'. When questioned, the Obama WH's only response has been 'sue me', which soon became a reality. Since then,a U.S. appeals court in DC -and two others- said that indeed President Obama had violated the Constitution when he used the recess-appointment power to fill seats on the National Labor...
  • Roberts protects Obamacare again

    01/07/2014 8:54:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 80 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | January 7, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has refused a group of doctors' request to block implementation of the nation's new health care law. Chief Justice John Roberts turned away without comment Monday an emergency stay request from the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. and the Alliance for Natural Health USA.
  • The Roberts Trap Is Sprung

    01/03/2014 4:49:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2014 | Bill Dunne
    One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again. The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the...
  • Roberts' Trojan Horse

    10/19/2013 9:01:26 AM PDT · by LS · 81 replies
    self | 10/19/2013 | LS
    Few people are as unpopular on the right at Chief Justice John Roberts. He is viewed as having legitimized Obamacare. But did he? My understanding of the "leiu" (the law, according to Inspector Clouseau) is that for a suit to have merit there must first be a harm. Keep that in mind. Matt Sissel currently has a suit against Health and Human Services on appeal claiming that Obamacare, since it was ruled a "tax," in fact violates the Constitution's origination clause that all tax bills must originate in the House. According to Andrew Kostler at the Heritage Foundation, the concept...
  • Obama's cousin may challenge Sen. Roberts

    10/08/2013 5:44:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | October 7, 2013 | Tim Carpenter
    A Johnson County Republican and second cousin of President Barack Obama is expected to move ahead Tuesday with planning for a primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, of Kansas. Milton Wolf, who advocates for a divinely inspired return to limited government and individual liberty, invited supporters to a "major announcement" regarding the 2014 Senate campaign at an Overland Park hotel. The event will feature a performance by American Idol singer Krista Branch. Wolf, a 42-year-old physician and a political novice, could highlight in Kansas the division playing out nationally among tea party conservatives and others in the Republican Party....
  • The Official Birth of Obamacare 10-01-13 Named "Dr. Roberts Day"!!!

    10/01/2013 7:14:00 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-1-2013 | MOTUS
    Before I get to Dr. Roberts I have an important public service announcement to make. Heres a synopsis of the official Statement from the President that Big Guy made last night to explain to the MSM how they should describe the Government Shutdown caused by the Anarchists of America aka, the Tea Party: But if the United States Congress does not fulfill its responsibility to pass a budget today, much of the United States government will be forced to shut down tomorrow. And I want to be very clear about what that shutdown would mean -- what will remain...
  • Barack Obama's fire-breathing conservative cousin set to run for the U.S. Senate

    09/14/2013 7:43:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9-14-13 | David Martosko In Washington
    This is not your typical political dynasty-in-the-making: A second cousin to Barack Obama is considering a run for U.S. Senate, and he's a fire-breathing conservative. Milton Wolf, whose mother's cousin was also Obama's grandmother, is a Kansas radiologist who writes columns for The Washington Times and produced videos for The Daily Caller last year. Neither publication is known for its patience with the president, and Wolf fits right in with their politics. He is gauging support among conservative leaders for a primary challenge to Sen. Pat Roberts. 'They say you can't choose your family,' Wolf said in one Daily Caller...
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare

    08/02/2013 3:16:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    cnsnews [video at source] ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    CNSNews.com) - Chief Justice John Roberts 2012 opinion declaring the Obamacare law constitutional was self-contradictory, intellectually indefensible and just plain wrong. Thus argues Sen. Mike Lee (R.-Utah) in a new e-book, Why John Roberts Was Wrong About Healthcare: A Conservative Critique of the Supreme Courts Obamacare Ruling. Lee appeared on Online With Terry Jeffrey to discuss the book, what he sees as the potential long-term ramifications of Roberts decision, and what he believes Congress should do to counter it. Terry Jeffrey: Sen. Mike Lee of Utah was elected to the Senate in 2010. He graduated from Brigham Young University and...
  • Coup detat

    07/18/2013 4:08:06 PM PDT · by True Grit · 68 replies
    Pakalert Press ^ | July 17, 2913 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The executive branch coup against America has succeeded. The American people have suffered a coup detat, but they are hesitant to acknowledge it. The regime ruling in Washington today lacks constitutional and legal legitimacy. Americans are ruled by usurpers who claim that the executive branch is above the law and that the US Constitution is a mere scrap of paper. An unconstitutional government is an illegitimate government. The oath of allegiance requires defense of the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. As the Founding Fathers made clear, the main enemy of the Constitution is the government itself. Power does...
  • Roberts Pulls Supreme Court to the Right Step by Step

    06/28/2013 9:15:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 6/27/13 | Adam Liptak
    Viewed in isolation, the Supreme Court term that just ended had elements of modesty. The court declined to do away with affirmative action, gave Congress another shot at salvaging the Voting Rights Act and refused to find a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. But glancing at an end-of term snapshot can be misleading. The more meaningful way to look at the court is as a movie, one starring Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. as a canny strategist with a tough side, and his eyes on the horizon. He is just 58 and is likely to lead the court for...
  • [SCOTUS rulings] Worse Than It Sounds, and It Cannot Be Cabined

    06/27/2013 3:17:57 AM PDT · by rhema · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/26/13 | Hadley Arkes
    These decisions, handed down by the Court today, affect to be limited in their reach, but they are even worse than they appear, and they cannot be cabined. They lay down the predicates for litigation that will clearly unfold now, and with short steps sure to come, virtually all of the barriers to same-sex marriage in this country can be swept away. Even constitutional amendments, passed by so many of the states, can be overridden now. The engine put in place to power this drive is supplied by Justice Kennedys hate speech, offering itself as the opinion of the Court...
  • Supreme Court Rules For Gay Marriages (Chief Justice Roberts Holds It Is A Tax-JK!)

    06/20/2013 2:16:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    06/20/2013
    Just Kidding. But it could happen... wait for it...
  • Shock Claim: Glenn Beck Has Emails Used To Blackmail Chief Justice John Roberts Over Obamacare?

    06/13/2013 10:23:53 AM PDT · by Windflier · 227 replies
    ObamaReleaseYourRecords.com ^ | June 13, 2013 | Staff
    Heres the GLENN BECK scandal that he will reveal within 24 hours It will be announced that hacked emails were used to blackmail and extort Chief Justice Roberts. Very embarrassing emails were obtained, and he was told to vote to declare Obamacare constitutional, or his family life would be destroyed.
  • Did the Obama regime blackmail John Roberts to change his Obamacare decision?

    06/10/2013 12:44:11 PM PDT · by TheMantis · 86 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/10/2013 | Robert Elliott
    During their discussion, Mr. Beck raised an intriguing possibility: Was Chief Justice John Roberts blackmailed by the Obama regime into changing his ruling on Obamacare at the last minute? Given what he knows about the NSA, Mr. Binney couldn't rule such a thing out.
  • Vanity - SCOTUS Watch June 3rd - June 7th

    06/03/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    It is that time of year where the SCOTUS makes its decisions for the term. Who knows what decisions will be handed down this week. I do not expect any gay marriage decisions until the final days of the term.
  • Left Outraged by Roberts' Analogy

    03/26/2013 4:05:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm just waiting for the printer to spit something out here. It's about the chief justice. Here's the headline: "Chief Justice John Roberts Compares Gay Marriage To Forcing A Child To Call Someone 'A Friend.'" They have released the audio of the oral arguments now, and this is the story from Mediaite. "The optimism that Jean Podrasky, cousin of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, displayed when she told The Los Angeles Times that she 'trust(s) he will go in a good direction' in deciding whether same-sex couples have the right to marry may have been misplaced....
  • How Roberts Was Blackmailed To Support ObamaCare

    02/11/2013 5:05:53 AM PST · by libstripper · 69 replies
    libertycaucus.net ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | Trip, Jr.
    Many of us have questioned what caused Roberts to switch his vote on ObamaCare at the last minute, as reported by CBS, and doing so, so late that the Conservative Justices were forced to rewrite their majority opinion to be minority dissent. These facts may answer that question. In 2000 Justice Roberts and his wife Jane adopted two children. Initially it was apparent that the adoptions were "from a Latin American country", but over time it has become apparent that the adopted children were not Latin American, but were Irish. Why this matters will become evident. In 2005 the NY...
  • Was Chief Justice John Roberts Blackmailed To Support ObamaCare?

    02/10/2013 8:02:21 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 54 replies
    PatrionAction.net ^ | 02/10/2013 | Katie Baker
    Many of us have questioned what causedRoberts to switch his vote on ObamaCare at the last minute, as repo..., and doing so, so late that the Conservative Justices were forced to rewrite their majority opinion to be minority dissent. These facts may answer that question.
  • (Video) Obama's "blackmailable" Appointees

    11/13/2012 9:34:22 AM PST · by publius321 · 11 replies
    This begs the question of what Obama knew about Petraeus and his "lifestyle" when he appointed him. The Soviet style of this regime makes me wonder about John Roberts. This is just pure speculation about a public figure, not an accusation. But my first reaction to the inexplicable Roberts decision is "what the hell does Obama have over this guy?". Obama didn't appoint Roberts of course but I'd bet he, Axelrod and the Chicago gang know everything there is to know about his personal life and are adroit when in comes to influencing behavior.
  • Scalia Was "Furious" At Roberts Vote On Healthcare Law, Says Toobin Book

    09/18/2012 8:51:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | September 18, 2012 | Sam Baker
    Jeffrey Toobin's latest book portrays Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as increasingly cranky and partisan and infuriated with Chief Justice John Roberts over the court's recent decisions on healthcare and immigration. Toobin, who writes for The New Yorker and also covers the court for CNN, credits Scalia for a sea change in how both sides of the political spectrum think about the law. But he says the justice's bombast has become off-putting to more even-tempered colleagues.
  • Scalia was 'furious' at Roberts vote on healthcare law, says Toobin book

    09/18/2012 5:33:02 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 | Sam Baker
    Jeffrey Toobin's latest book portrays Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as increasingly cranky and partisan and infuriated with Chief Justice John Roberts over the court's recent decisions on healthcare and immigration. Toobin, who writes for The New Yorker and also covers the court for CNN, credits Scalia for a sea change in how both sides of the political spectrum think about the law. But he says the justice's bombast has become off-putting to more even-tempered colleagues. Toobin's latest book, "The Oath," chronicling the Roberts court and the Obama presidency, is being released today. Here are 5 key takeaways: Scalia...
  • Who's sorry about the Roberts ruling now?

    08/22/2012 6:56:18 PM PDT · by bigbob · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-21-12 | Noemie Emergy
    Any year now, Democrats may start to ask themselves if it might have been better had John Roberts not changed his mind. If they would be better off with Obamacare out of its and our misery, a bone of contention now safely buried, and not as a bone in their throats. For one thing, they still have the issue upon them -- the historic triumph they don't dare mention but which Republicans happily do. Second, were Obamacare no longer the law, we might be seeing an uptick in hiring right now. Instead, that will be deferred until after November (and...
  • Roberts Rules

    07/15/2012 8:14:57 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 56 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 16 July 2012 | Times Staff
    You dont need to love classical music to be amazed that Beethoven wrote his Ninth Symphony while deaf or be a fan of the New York Giants to marvel at Willie Mays catch of the 1954 World Series.For legal buffs, the virtuoso performance of Chief Justice Roberts in deciding the biggest case of his career was just that sort of jaw dropper, no matter how they might feel about Obamacare. Not since King Solomon offered to split the baby has a judge engineered a slicker solution to a bitterly divisive dispute .
  • ObamaCare Lost on the Medicaid Mandate & Commerce Power. It May Yet Lose on the Tax Power.

    07/14/2012 8:00:08 PM PDT · by hripka · 16 replies
    Cato at Liberty ^ | 6/29/2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    Supporters of the Obama health law are incorrectly reading the Supreme Courts ruling as a victory. First, the ruling severely limited the Obama health laws Medicaid expansion, effectively giving states the green light to refuse to expand their Medicaid programs. Coupled with the fact that the statute already enables states to block the other half-trillion dollars of new entitlement spending, the law is in a very precarious position. Second, the Court ruled 5-4 that the individual mandate is not a legitimate use of the Commerce Power. That too is a defeat for the government, even if it is of no...
  • Roberts Decision Endangers Religious Liberty

    07/12/2012 2:11:46 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7-11-12 | Father Michael Orse
    he recent Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), which upheld the individual mandate as constitutional, portends grave danger for those religious organizations now suing the federal government for infringing on their religious liberty. These groups rightly contend that the government has no right to decide who is religious enough to be exempt from government mandates. The department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requirement to provide free contraception and insurance coverage would force church-related organizations to violate church doctrine. Although the recent Supreme Court decision National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius Secretary...
  • One Nation, Under Judgement?

    07/10/2012 7:14:26 PM PDT · by publius321 · 12 replies
    "Justice" John Roberts has secured his place in American infamy on par with General Benedict Arnold. Some do not understand the degree of historical significance his betrayal of our constitution represents because they still resist embracing the broader context in which it occured. This is one integral piece of a large puzzle. The piece has a visible picture of its own but it also brings into clarity the larger overall picture. In order to understand the significance of John Roberts, one must be willing to admit what is CLEARLY the intent of Barack Obama forcing secession upon the...
  • Sen. Hatch: I Still Have a Very High Opinion of Chief Justice Roberts

    07/09/2012 8:58:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 9, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Nev.) said Monday he still has a very high opinion of Chief Justice John Roberts," despite Roberts opinion upholding the individual mandate in Obamacare as constitutional. Hatch, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee and a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had been one of the earliest and most forceful voices in the Senate speaking out against the constitutionality of the individual mandate when it was first proposed in 2009. On Monday, however, Hatch told CNSNews.com that Roberts certainly had the right to rule that the mandate is constitutional as a tax. Naturally, I...
  • Clint Bolick: The Supreme Court Stakes in 2012

    07/10/2012 6:00:29 AM PDT · by throwback · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 9, 2012 | Clint Bolick
    Many conservatives are angry with Chief Justice John Roberts, whose decisive vote in late June not only sustained a disastrous health-care law. It also interpreted the Constitution to permit Congress to penalize behavior through its taxing power that it cannot control through its power to regulate commerce. Magnifying the harm is a CBS News reportand informed suspicions from a number of sourcesthat Chief Justice Roberts initially voted to strike down the law but switched in the face of veiled threats from President Barack Obama and concerns about the court's reputation and his own. Some conservatives were also disappointed that Chief...
  • The Real Reason John Roberts (The Bum) Upheld ObamaCare?

    07/10/2012 5:58:55 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 10, 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    It's now well-established that Chief Justice John Roberts had ulterior motives for upholding ObamaCare. The usual theories involve his being concerned about the Court's, or maybe even his own, losing respect by seeming to operate in a partisan manner. But, to ask what may appear a rhetorical question, why such concern about respect? Is it just vanity, the desire to be viewed as a font of temperance and intellectualism? Perhaps. But there actually could be a more tangible area of self-interest. Before delving into that, however, I'll address something related that also may help clarify Roberts's personal self-interest motives. One...
  • The Supreme Courts Dismal ObamaCare Decision

    07/08/2012 11:06:48 AM PDT · by sourcery · 12 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | July 8, 2012 | Sheldon Richman
    [T]he irony of Robertss opinion must not go unnoticed. His opinion, which is the object of such conservative scorn, is in fact right out of the Antonin Scalia (who dissented) and Robert Bork playbook. (Hat tip to Donald Boudreaux for first bringing this to my attention.) Bork and Justice Scalia believe that unelected judges should not interfere with the elected branches of government except when Congress violates an express, narrowly construed right (essentially the ones in the Bill of Rights). Other interference is branded judicial activism. I once heard Justice Scalia say: My job is not to strike down laws...
  • John Roberts' Travesty, Point by Point

    07/08/2012 9:51:49 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 41 replies
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | July 4, 2012 | Quin Hillyer
    John Roberts didnt defer to Congress in the ObamaCare case; he just re-wrote the law... This isnt judicial minimalism; its judicial meddling. There is a good reason why not even most liberal commentators are applauding the actual legal reasoning Chief Justice John Roberts used to avoid striking down the ObamaCare law: The reasoning is thinner than unleavened bread, and crumbles to dust not just upon gentle handling, but merely under the weight of a piercing gaze. Let us count the inanities, inconsistencies and constitutional/statutory infirmities of the key section of Roberts decision, which ruled that the ObamaCare mandate-and-penalty is a...
  • Justice Roberts Explains Justice Roberts: Politics, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Change

    07/08/2012 12:38:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 8, 2012 | James W. Lucas
    ...... Just as Justice Owen Roberts' switch was attributed to the political storm of Democrat opposition to the Court's reversal of New Deal legislation, there is a widely cited report....that Chief Justice John Roberts had originally sided with the conservative dissenters in the ObamaCare decision, but changed his vote because of concerns about the political prestige of the Court in the eyes of the media and Washington elites. Owen Roberts destroyed his judicial papers. However..... He acknowledged that the Supreme Court's pro-New Deal decisions "reduce the states to administrative districts rather than coordinate sovereigns" and that his switch reached "a...
  • Time Stuffs Magazine With 15 Pages of Pro-Roberts Coverage;

    07/07/2012 4:13:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 7, 2012 | Tim Graham
    Time magazine demonstrated in its last issue that it was so overwhelmingly thrilled with John Roberts upholding ObamaCare that it put Roberts on the cover with the title Roberts Rules, touting his landmark decision. Inside, the magazine gave the ruling 15-plus pages of coverage. By contrast, the Congress voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for failing to deliver documents on the Fast & Furious program drew two dismissive paragraphs one less paragraph than Time editor Richard Stengel took to boost Roberts as a chip off the old block of John Marshall, the greatest of all Chief...
  • One Stone, Two Powers: How Chief Justice Roberts Saved America

    07/07/2012 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Talisker · 155 replies
    Scribd.com ^ | July 7, 2012 | Talisker
    One Stone, Two Powers: How Chief Justice Roberts Saved America "So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand, he struck down the Philistine and killed him." - 1 Samuel 17:50 ----------------------------------------- Many people are very angry at Chief Justice John Roberts for his ruling that Obamacare is Constitutional as a tax. They are outraged at what they see as his validation of the complete usurpation of Constitutional protections, and terrified that America has been effectively destroyed. Some of them are even talking "revolution," and asking each other in person, and...
  • James Madison: The subversion of the very foundations of limited government in America

    07/06/2012 4:08:32 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 88 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | 1792 | James Madison
    "If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down...
  • There is no silver lining: Justice Roberts despicable Obamacare decision

    07/06/2012 11:14:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-06-12 | Vince
    In March of 1937, in West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish erstwhile conservative Justice Owen Roberts suddenly began voting to support New Deal legislation. His change of heart was the beginning of what became known as The switch in time that saved nine. His sudden reversal was in direct response to FDRs threat to pack the Court in the face of the Courts resistance to the Presidents sweeping progressive agenda. From that point forward the Constitution ceased to be a significant barrier to anything FDR wanted to do. Fast forward 65 years and another erstwhile conservative Justice Roberts makes...
  • Ancient Wisdom Declares Obamacare Ruling Worse Than Even Obamacare

    07/05/2012 6:43:52 PM PDT · by billflax · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/05/2012 | Bill Flax
    A republic, if you can keep it. Ben Franklin Masked by chatter around judicial wrangling, electoral ramifications and how the surprising Obamacare decision impacts policy, many miss the wretched significance of Chief Justice Roberts twisted logic. He has empowered runaway government certain to incite chaos. The Affordable Care Act reflects the logical continuation of a decades-long drift toward domineering by Washington over every facet of life. Not logical as in likely to succeed. Few government initiatives do. But logical because rather than scuttle past failures, subsequent congresses spawn new efforts to offset what prior funding merely squandered. Taxpayers already footed...
  • Did 26 State AGs play the America People when suing over Obamacare?

    07/05/2012 5:17:30 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 21 replies
    7-5-12 | johnwk
    I’m beginning to believe the 26 State Attorney Generals who challenged Obamacare may have acted more for political purposes or to pacify the people`s outrage over such an extraordinary assumption of power by the federal government, then actually having Obamacare overturned by the Court. When Obamacare was passed, instead of going directly to the Supreme Court which has original jurisdiction in such cases and which I then constantly pointed out, these AGs diddled and dallied for almost two years in lower courts which helped to diminish the people`s outrage by giving the people hope the law would eventually be rightfully...
  • Hamlets Madness And The Perturbation Of Chief Justice Roberts

    07/05/2012 4:12:56 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-04-12 | Skookum
    Hamlet's Conflict And Roberts' Moral Breakdown--It is accepted among those who are honest with themselves, Chief Justice Roberts sold out the American people and the Constitution, while cowering from implied presidential threats to the Supreme Court and an anticipated rage of the Left's propaganda bureaus. Whether he is familiar with the madness of Hamlet or his lack of conviction is but indecision and the wavering of ideas, matters little, for his perturbation will be a matter of conjecture until the untimely end of the Republic; undoubtably, his decision and indecision will hasten that end. Yet sadly, his actions and logic...
  • The Roberts Opinion (Fred Thompson's commentary)

    07/05/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 35 replies
    Fred Thompson's America ^ | July 3, 2012 | Fred Thompson
    In 2005 I was asked by the Bush administration to assist Judge John Roberts during the Senate confirmation process for his nomination as chief justice of the United States. Over several pressure-packed days, and throughout the confirmation process, I felt I got to know him fairly well. I found him to be one of the most brilliant, thoughtful, and humorous people Id ever met. Those qualities dont always go together. It was clear he was going to be a major right-of-center voice on the Supreme Court for decades to come. So it is with a great deal of personal interest...
  • It's a tax, it's a penalty, it's a fee, it's a fine ...

    07/05/2012 10:52:40 AM PDT · by knarf · 27 replies
    self, various ^ | July 5, 2012 | knarf
    It doesn't matter
  • Vanity: Time to Increase Number of Supreme Court Justices

    07/05/2012 10:03:08 AM PDT · by privatedrive · 72 replies
    7/5/12 | privatedrive
    The Constitution does not specify the number of justices on the Supreme Court; that decision is left to Congress. I submit that now is the time to increase that number to at least 15. Clearly the current makeup of the SC concentrates too much power to one individual (formerly Kennedy, now Roberts). In 1861, Congress passed a law fixing the number of SC Justices at 9. The original U.S. Supreme Court had only six Justices; that number has changed several times over the years. 1.Judiciary Act of 1789: Court size 6 2.Judiciary Act of 1801: Court size, 5 3.Repeal Act...
  • A Vast New Federal Power

    07/05/2012 5:20:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    If you drive a car, I'll tax the street, If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat,If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet. -- The Beatles in "The Taxman" Of the 17 lawyers who have served as chief justice of the United States, John Marshall -- the fourth chief justice -- has come to be known as the "Great Chief Justice." The folks who have given him that title are the progressives who have largely written the history we are taught in government schools. They revere him because he...
  • Supreme Court Ruling on Healthcare: Kevin's Perspective

    07/05/2012 4:57:32 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 3 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 07/05/12 | Kevin Crosby
    Last Thursday, the Supreme Court in all their collective wisdom, ruled in the matter of the constitutionality of mandating us to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. Pretty simple and straight forward, don't you think? Well it should have been, but that's not the way it turned out. Instead of giving an up or down ruling on that question, they decided they would re interpret the whole law and state that it was a tax and not a penalty. Never mind that the Health Care Bill as passed, specifically called it a penalty and not a tax. Apparently, Chief...
  • Roberts Holes Up In European Fortress For 4th Of July

    07/04/2012 8:28:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7/4/12 | Pat Dollard
    No, this cant be indicative of anything material, now can it? At the very least, its appropriate. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives for a lecture on the history of the US Supreme Court at the University of Malta today. Last week, Roberts cast the key vote to uphold President Obamas health care law. (AP)