It’s Constitutional. Bitches.

The night before the decision I was having dinner with the Mayweathers (Miss M had concocted a delicious main dish of basmati rice and toasted pine nuts with these incredible meatballs that had a seasoning of Arabian flavors in a cherry sauce that all became an exquisite blend of savory, tart, and sweet in a sublime combination with many subtle undertones, while all being healthy and satisfying at once. Also, the cherry frozen yogurt was mind-blowing.) and Miss M asked me how I thought the Supreme Court would rule on Obamacare (I am going to embrace this term because if the Republicans are going to be generous enough to credit the President for such an important law, let’s run with it.). I was pessimistic not because I think the law is unconstitutional, but because I don’t have much faith in this court to not let partisan political concerns shape their decision.

Justice Antonin Scalia embodies what is wrong with this court; he assumes a pose of mystical infallibility that claims the authority of the Founding Fathers while acting on his contemporary political views. There should be no doubt as to his political preferences; his arrogance is so tremendous that he cannot contain himself from parading his politics in his decisions. Justice Scalia is the quintessential ‘judicial activist’ and that he is held as the gold standard by conservatives only displays a depth of hypocrisy that is only comparable to height of irony achieved by conservatives tweeting about moving to Canada after the decision was announced.

It is sweet that Roberts had an emergence of conscience and did his job; if he were an elected official he would face harsh music, so the wisdom of the Framers is reaffirmed. Sadly, the wisdom of the modern Republican party  has long fled as they are going to put all their energies into repealing Obamacare despite it being none of the things they claim it to be. They certainly aren’t working to figure out what to do about those without insurance or jobs; they’re too busy trying to shut down health clinics. So I savor this rare moment knowing that nothing is over.

3 Responses to “It’s Constitutional. Bitches.”

  1. Winston,

    Over the last few years I’ve argued with a lot of self-proclaimed liberals and even some heralds of socialism. I have yet to have as intelligent an argument, with either of those types, as I have had with you. My conclusion is that while the average liberal seems more informed and articulate than the average conservative, you guys still have your mouth breathers. Thanks for the thought-provoking words on this site, and here’s to many more.

    Your friend,
    Huck

  2. Huck, I think our friendship is based on the idea that neither of us are party men; we think for ourselves and take our consciences seriously enough to not let others tell us what is wrong or right. In argument we are trying to find something that looks like the truth, not puffing up our chests and hooting for the benefit of our tribal pride. At least, I hope we are mostly aspiring towards that. It’s good to have goals.
    But seriously, my favorite conversations on this Earth are with those who hold differing opinions; that is when I learn the most. While most people think that it is a bad thing to change one’s mind, I don’t know any way to get smarter other than to develop new points of view and opinions that evolve based on newly acquired knowledge. An open mind is neither conservative or liberal; although it is a conceit among those on the left that they have the patent on the label of open-mindedness there are those in that herd that are stuck in their positions by rusted shut steel traps.
    Thank you. I have to go shopping now. More later.
    WD

    • I’ve never made the group association herd mentality connection before. It really does apply to both sides of the perpetual debate.

      I would like to think there is a sliver of truth to behold here on Earth. The pursuit is probably one of the most engaging things I’ve encountered, and the defining theme of my time here.

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