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SCOTUS: ARE WE A FREE NATION ANY LONGER?

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We are no longer a free nation. What’s the good of having a Supreme Court? They’re meaningless now. I’m so sickened and angry right now with Chief Justice Robers right now I can’t see straight…I’m burning with rage! Our country has become socialist under Dear Leader, after all, he promised to transforming America and that’s just what he’s done. Of course he’s had help doing so with his socialist/commie friends. Total corruption now rules!

Anyway, enough from me, here are the main reports below:

In another bizarre ruling in which it seems they rewrote the law to save it, the Supreme Court upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under Obamacare on Thursday.

The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live.

Instead, the majority ruled that federal subsidies were available on state Obamacare exchanges, even though the text of the so-called Affordable Care Act said that such subsidies were only available on “State” exchanges.

The ruling was reminiscent of Chief Justice John Roberts’ ruling in 2012, when he infamously interpreted a “penalty” as a tax to uphold Obamacare’s constitutionality. This time, the court held that the “context” of the word “State” mattered more than the plain meaning.

Chief Justice John Roberts again voted with his liberal colleagues in support of the law. Roberts also was the key vote to uphold the law in 2012. Justice Anthony Kennedy, a dissenter in 2012, was part of the majority on Thursday.

“Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” Roberts wrote in the majority opinion.

Nationally, 10.2 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Obama health overhaul. That includes the 8.7 million people who are receiving an average subsidy of $272 a month to help pay their insurance premiums.

In the King v Burwell case, the law’s opponents argued that the vast majority of people who now get help paying for their insurance premiums are ineligible for their federal tax credits because they live in states that did not set up their own health insurance exchanges.

In the challengers’ view, the phrase “established by the state” demonstrated that subsidies were to be available only available to people in states that set up their own exchanges. Those words cannot refer to exchanges established by the Health and Human Services Department, which oversees healthcare.gov, the opponents argued.

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In the dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia pulled no punches.

“Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State,’” he wrote.

“Under all the usual rules of interpretation, in short, the Government should lose this case. But normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved.”

If a law was badly formulated, that was not the Court’s problem, he argued. It was up to Congress to rescue the subsidies for Obamacare, not the Justices. And if people did not like it, tough: that was why the Justices were meant to serve life terms. They were meant to be above politics.

He concluded:

“We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.

Perhaps the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will attain the enduring status of the Social Security Act or the Taft-Hartley Act; perhaps not. But this Court’s two decisions on the Act will surely be remembered through the years….And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”

Meanwhile, several Republican lawmakers have issued press releases or tweeted their intent to pursue the repeal of Obamacare. After their approval of fast-track of Obamatrade this week, it’s becoming very difficult to take any of our elected officials at their word.

Here’s a report below:

Btw…after Scalia read some of his retort about this deciaion and mentioned the word SCOTUSSCARE…John Roberts laughed!

What are your opinions about this issue?

Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

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68 Comments

  1. Nick Digger

    If only Judas Roberts’ adopted kids were 18 instead of 15…

    • Howdy Nick…

      I don’t get what you mean by his kids…what would that have to do anything?

      • Nick Digger

        Roberts adopted his kids about ten years ago from Latin America.

        It’s been theorized that they actually came from Ireland, a nation to which both he and Mrs. Roberts have connections. Ireland bans adoption by foreigners, both through official agencies and private arrangements, hence the Latin America proxy. The theory further posits that Obama got ahold of the sealed adoption records and is using a deportation threat to influence Roberts’ opinion on critical decisions.

        Given that the kids look more Gaelic than Latino, and ESPECIALLY given Obama’s history of using sealed records to further his agenda, I find this theory to be more plausible than anything involving farm animals.

      • Grumpy…

        Thanks so much for the information I needed from Nick Digger. Those links of yours are priceless, I hope everyone checks them out too.

    • Chump Change

      Of course‽ Why pick another loyal, vetted, proven, Enemy of the people – and let Him act like another loyal, vetted, proven, Enemy of the people? When You could pick an, even possible, enemy of The State – and hope You can accumulate enough “secrets” to corrupt him later?

  2. The United States of America……….

    A post Constitutional dystopic nation where the latter day Nazi is the negro and the correlating Jew is the caucasian with two branches of (Totalitarian) government at best.

  3. It’s a damn shame all of our congresscritters on Capitol Hill aren’t required to use ObamaCare. Including Dear Leader and all members of SCOTUS too. If they did, things would be much better now…in fact OCARE would be gone in a flash!

  4. this country is so f*cked up it is unreal…….the supreme court is just another example of an
    out-of-control and over bearing government that does not have the best interest of the American people….. this is totalitarianism supported by the very courts that were meant to prevent this sort of despotism by a despotic ruler hell bent on transforming the country into a socialist sewer………..

    words do not matter anymore……..now laws are what ever they want the law to be….and interpreted any way they want to interpret them……..

    no one is safe from tyranny now……..the court have sold us down the river……. do they really believe us to be so damn stupid that we don’t know how to read…..or interpret what we read and make sense of what we read……now we have to have these unqualified assholes sitting on a bench determining our futures…….

    when the 2016 election takes place no one gets my vote unless they pledge to over turn ObongoCare………and that they mean it………..

    I’VE HAD IT WITH THESE BASTARDS…………..

    http://nomorecocktails.com/images/Obamacare.jpg

  5. we are being led like lambs to the slaughter………Washington knew and warned us…..

    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9N1ejtCUAEBGVL.png

    and now we are there……it’s here and it can not be denied…….

    this is tyranny…..no two ways about it…..this is tyranny……

    https://a4cgr.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/jamesmadison-tyranny.jpg?w=600

    words have no meaning now……the supreme court has saw to that……….

    http://izquotes.com/quotes-pictures/quote-some-people-s-idea-of-free-speech-is-that-they-are-free-to-say-what-they-like-but-if-anyone-says-winston-churchill-326376.jpg

  6. Disgusted Caucasian

    Revolution is the only solution. I don’t know what else there is to say. All political and legal avenues have been exhausted. The opposition party is part of the gangster government. Nothing will change until the guilty hang in public.

  7. Nick Digger

    As there’s not much else to do today, I’ma float this trial balloon:

    The decision was originally 5-4 with Kennedy being the deciding vote. But then someone (probably Kagan) brought this to Obama’s attention: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-will-kennedy-rule-on-obamacare-burwell-king-2015-6

    Cue an impromptu phone call to Roberts, “suggesting” that Kennedy be prevented from writing the majority opinion. And the next thing you know, 5-4 becomes 6-3.

  8. it won’t be long and the supreme court will out law “us” …….. don’t think that we are going on and on and on…..they are going to come after us……they blame us already………

    so your not sure what I’m saying here…….well it won’t be long and the message on this sign will not longer be true and you will be found guilty……..we are already under attack and it won;t take the supreme court long to get on the ban-wagon……………..

    this message will become against the law, and will probably become against the law sooner than you think……………..

    https://www.facebook.com/DHeadlines/photos/a.811718288890085.1073741828.811531288908785/915901161805130/?type=1&theater

  9. Mark Levin is talking about this issue. He’s so right when he says we’ve now an unconstitutional nation, starting with the Supreme Court on down. There is no longer separation of power, we no longer have three branches of govt.

    He’s talking about the book he wrote titled “Men in Black”. He wrote this book ten years ago and the chickens have come home to roost!

    Btw…he’s now ripping John Roberts to shreds!

  10. In comic books, they call it “re-imagining”. What if Spider-Man was a black dude? Mirabile dictu! Spidey is black!
    SCOTUS is re-imagining our laws. Imagine that “state” didn’t mean “state”. Imagine “penalty” equals a tax.

    Hard to maintain a nation of laws when our courts measure laws with a rubber ruler.

  11. Spurwing Plover

    A tie on a pig dose not make him a gentleman he is still a pig only this pig is sipping wine

  12. it’s time to defy the government…..it’s time to defy the courts……defy them………

    there is a movement out there……it’s called civil disobedience……defy the damn government……..

    civil disobedience is going to become part of our vocabulary now…………..

    I’m up to here with your left-wing bullsh*t…………

    I’ve had enough……..you god damn bastards…..I’ve had enough……………

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/man-corners-market-on-confederate-flag-897435

    • Hear, hear!

    • Chump Change

      Paddling with the current – going along to get along – has brought you to where you are now. The falls open wide – and roar MOAR! – and you, now, decide to decide to no longer comply? Civil, law abiding, disobedience – paddles up, stand your ground. Yeah, that’ll change your fate.

  13. Judge Nap had a scathing report about this decision this morning. I caught it while drinking my morning coffee, wanted to share it with all of you too.

    See what you you think, it’s short and to the point.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/06/25/judge-napolitano-unleashes-scathing-reaction-to-supreme-court-decision-and-he-doesnt-hold-back-on-john-roberts/

  14. Disgusted Caucasian

    The SCOTUS is ruling on fag and lesbian marriage on Monday. I’ll bet that the nation will lose on that one too. Monday is their last day before recess and that’s usually the day they release rulings on grossly unpopular decisions. This will be the result;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k17dw16fuZg

    Boycott anyone???

    • Tomorrrow or Monday, plus there are a handful of other decisions to come down too.

    • SorryImNotSorry

      I love how everyone on here is irate about SCOTUS imposing law upon citizens, except if it will be a law against a group of people that y’all don’t care for.

      NO NEW LAWS, UNLESS IT STOPS THE FAGGGGS!!!

      I am so sad that I took a break from reading your drivel bigtimer. I guess I had more important things to do than worry about how shitty our country is becoming!!

  15. I drop in here, and don’t post much as you guys say it all.
    But this latest Court ruling tells me, Law no longer
    matters in America. As long as it doesn’t hurt anybody,
    I’m going to do as I damn well please. My job is
    to make sure by my inaction, is to watch
    Democrats be slaughtered.
    Det cord around the neck style.
    I like that video. Too bad it wasn’t
    prominent Democrats, but some
    stupid Moslem’s, who probably buggered
    somebody’s sons.

  16. Gay marriage is now law in every state. 5/4 decision. No opt-out option.

    I don’t know if I even recognize our nation anymore…she sure ain’t what she used to be.

  17. http://patriotretort.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Beheading-America2.jpg

    Rather than seek to uphold the Constitution and ensure that our unalienable Rights are protected, Justice John Roberts is more concerned with upholding the Government and to ensure Obama’s power over We the People.

    We have become nothing more than sheep, pliant, obedient, in service of our Government.

    • Plus, we no longer have individual state rights! Check out both decisions, both have something to do with it.

      We are so done!

      Btw…your picture speaks volumes.

  18. Spurwing Plover

    Can dictators be Impeached? IMPEACH OBAMA GET THE PIG OUT OF THE WHITEHOUSE NOW

  19. Texas congressman Brian Babin has a great idea…you gotta love it. – You can be sure Obama won’t!

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/06/25/after-supreme-court-upholds-obamacare-texas-congressman-introduces-bill-aimed-directly-at-justices/

    • He can add on making Congressmen and Senators do it too. Our politicians are making a lot of loud noise when they are also exempt from signing up for Ovomitcare.

      • JMV…

        Here’s what I posted way above too…long before I had ever heard the name Brian Babin.

        “It’s a damn shame all of our congresscritters on Capitol Hill aren’t required to use ObamaCare. Including Dear Leader and all members of SCOTUS too. If they did, things would be much better now…in fact OCARE would be gone in a flash!”

  20. Honestly, I could easily pay off my medical bills in less then month using the small payment plan and guess what? It would be a HELL of a lot cheaper also!

    My premium is $670 per MONTH on Obamacare! Oh and don’t mention Medicaid, I already tried that and was denied, four times. Why? Because I’m white, single, without children and under 80 years of age. I have the rejection letters to prove it also.

    Granted if I had work it wouldn’t cost me out of pocket but guess what? NO ONE WANTS TO HIRE AMERICANS AROUND HERE BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO PAY FOR HEALTHCARE! So…Thank you Mr. Obama-Blah-Blah-Black Sheep for that!

    As for the latest gay marriage bit, honestly, I’m not worried. Gay marriage has the same survival rate as Boy George strolling down the street in Afghanistan. Now would be the time into looking into becoming a divorce lawyer, because business is going to be better then ever now!

    Also too, I think I’ll be changing my avatars background from the American flag to the Confederate. Why? Because this isn’t the America I remember and sure HELL don’t want anything to do with anymore! It’s not America, it’s an Obamanation! That and I’m exceptionally OUTRAGED by the latest “politically correct” purge going

    Also too, did you hear about the song Dixieland being banded from public schools? Of all the NERVE!

  21. Disgusted Caucasian

    Judas Roberts and Judas Kennedy are being blackmailed by Obama or some of his minions. That is the ONLY explanation for what is happening.

    • Chump Change

      I suppose there could be a random number of random incidents, all of which would happen to – if revealed – result in mandatory sentencing, ISIS style execution, all performed, again, and again, and again, by supposedly Good(TM) People, some of which happened to be well documented, and those thenceforth kept in passable chain of custody, but for some reason unexamined, unprosecuted, unexposed – even when the perp was an up-and-comer, competing for Your very Own promotion – until such time as the oft reoffending, occasionally documented, perpetrator beat out all the equally – to better – skilled, but truly good, horde of competitors, in a Free and Open Competition(TM), whereupon someone, possibly aliens – extra-documented or extra-terrestrial – slips an unmarked key to a gardener, who turns it in to the security chief, who becomes obsessed with figuring out what it fits, who finds the bus station locker it matches, that contains only a slip of paper with over a thousand – seemingly random – letters, which he gives to his wife – née unisex partner, who happens to be a cipher analyst for an Agency That Must Not Even Be Acronymed, who cracks the code, and finds copies of the files hidden in an unmarked cardboard box in a – supposedly – abandoned Government storage facility, hidden behind a crate marked “Ark of the Co” – but why the CIA needs a boat is A Mystery for Another Tale(TM), who gives it to his boss, who gives it to His boss, who gives it to The Boss – with none of the nobodys that actually have to do the work blabbing about it, who uses it to corrupt the will of this Good(TM) Person, who just happens to keep committing heinous acts over and over again, and getting “caught” – but Can’t Help It, Maybe He Was Born This Way(TM), which is why He’s still a Good(TM) Person, all repeated again, and again, and again, to assemble an entire army of Good(TM) People, who just Can’t Help It, They’re So Treacherous(TM).

      After all, all being True Believers(TM), all playing the same game, for the same league, divvying the same pot’o’profit, trash talkin’ each other before This Wrastle Mania Tuesday: The Brunchtime Edition, to get the fans to buy MOAR! merch, again – even if they really do think One Another’s pick for this year’s prom theme really is stupid – you know, just like everyone in every other professional league – is too complicated.

  22. Texas Gov. Abbott had some words to say regarding Supreme Courts decision about gay marriage.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/06/texas-governor-abbott-releases-statement-defending-religious-liberty/

    And Sen. Cruz had some cutting words about both decisions.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/06/ted-cruz-some-of-the-darkest-24-hours-in-our-nations-history-audio/

    And like him or not…he’s right on the point with this one!

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/huckabee-i-will-not-acquiesce-imperial-court

  23. Carnac123

    The Supreme Court is not a court at all. It is a political entity. In my thinking, if something is right and constitutional in 1795 then it is right and constitutional in 1995. If something is correct and constitutional in 1859 it is right and constitutional in 2015. ‘Right’ is a constant. ‘Murder’ in the year 1800 is still considered as wrong as ‘murder’ in 2015. However, if you look at all of the rulings of SCOTUS you will see they are all over the place. The supreme court of the U.S. (SCOTUS) has said that slavery was legal and then they said it wasn’t (I am not for slavery). They have said some states could have slavery and then they couldn’t. They have ruled on state have their own rights and then taken them away. They said the states could leave the union if they wanted to and then they said they could not. In relation to population differences, they even ruled that blacks were four-fifths of a human. They said separate-but-equal was OK and then changed it. The have stood constantly for discrimination against white people in affirmative action decisions. These people are maniacs in black robes. They are paid off and black mailed just like the rest of the federal government. The court changes with each president’s whim. The Supreme court is not working as they should and never have. NO JUDGE in this land (even the SCOTUS) should be appointed. They all should be elected and not one of them should be judge for life. The Supreme Court is a joke.

  24. No surprise that the SCOTUS catered to the muslim commies will. Especially since Obama is probably a flute player himself.

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