Chief Justice John Roberts
I remember the 1950s when I learned about the US Supreme Court, how it worked and why we should respect the Court as an honorable institution. My respect was enhanced greatly when the Court struck-down laws which maintained segregation of the races. No longer did I have to ride at the back of the bus or on a crowded bus, give my seat to a white man (me, a young black child). I remember my sainted Mother pulling me out my seat so white people could sit. She was a domestic who cleaned their houses and was forced to live longer than I had under segregation. I was even given an interview for becoming a cadet for the Air Force Academy. I was eligible to go to the recently integrated local university, but, my Father said, “No.” That university later offered me a masters scholarship at Simmons College in Boston.
Yes, by siding with the liberal Justices, Chief Justice Roberts ruled “Obamacare” (no longer a derisive term) a Constitutional law. Many of us have already begun to receive benefits under “Obamacare” and we look forward to President Obama rolling out a PR campaign on TV to make understanding of that law widespread. Wow! Millions of dollars have been spent to defeat “Obamacare”. But a majority in the US Supreme Court has ruled “Obamacare” constitutional. Many of us hope that this salutary ruling is evidence of the Roberts Court asserting itself as non-conservative for the sake of being conservative. Chief Justice Roberts has earned his place in history. God make him a legend who will deliver us from the evils which remain in our exceptional country. Hip! Hip! Hooray! —GoodOleWoody
- John Roberts’ Moment: The Chief Justice Weighs Image and Principle in Obamacare Decision (swampland.time.com)
- The Roberts Court Is One of the Least Activist Courts of the Modern Era (minx.cc)
- Robert Reich: Why the Supreme Court Will Uphold the Constitutionality of Obamacare (huffingtonpost.com)
- Will Roberts Author the Supreme Court’s Majority Opinion on Obamacare? (healthcarebs.com)
- ObamaCare Will Define John Roberts’ Supreme Court (newser.com)