Skip to comments.Chief Justice Roberts Is A Genius
Posted on 06/28/2012 1:43:28 PM PDT by Whenifhow
click here to read article
Who is this author “I.M. Citizen” and what mental defect does he suffer from? It must be a doozy of a handicap because Roberts just set the single worst precedent since Wickard v. Filburn — that the govt can now *COMPEL* you to engage in commerce when you have no need or desire to under penalty of an additional tax.
So Congress can tax, no news thereThe wealthy will be more free than you are. That is what this precedent has wrought. Roberts precedent says congress can lay & collect taxes to compel compliance simply for you doing nothing but minding your own business. Roberts indicated no limitations on the power to lay and collect those taxes, nor how excessively high those taxes may be. It is limited only by the imagination of congress. When some future ""do-gooder" lib-majority congress decides to micro-manage your existence further (because *they* know what's best for you), the only way to regain your freedom is to buy your way out of it by paying whatever additional-penalty-tax. If you can't afford it, then you risk suffering the full weight & force of the IRS for your rebellion.
Roberts ruling could also bless the imposition of a %10,000 tax on firearms purchases. It's not "infringing" on the 2nd Amendment because you can still buy a gun (if you can afford it). It's just congress "laying & collecting taxes". Roberts *clearly* said it was NOT the SCOTUS' job to protect us from the consequences of the ass-hats we might vote into office -- apparently, even if those consequences are patently unconstitutional. Following that logic, could some future congress (insert some infringing legislation here) if you paid an additional penalty-tax?
Now, we *could* trust our fellow citizens not to elect jack-ass, do-gooder libs to congress and we'll have no worries, right? Except, how do you explain Kucinich, Pelosi, Grayson, Jackson-lee, etc. etc. etc... Dems and Repubs seem to take turns as the majority party in congress. How big of a pair of dice are you willing to roll with that next majority dem congress? And I'm not so sure about the establishment GOP 's propensity for dreaming up meddling ideas either.
You may not be all that worried by the ruling, but I'm reasonably and prudently concerned.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.