I think Chief Justice John Edwards a man of the highest character and intelligence, and we should all look upon his vote as one of honor, and we should all remember that upholding the Constitution is not agreeing with a law that might be in compliance therewith. Edwards merely allowed Congress and the administration to make their own mistakes.
This is an excerpt from Allen West’s weekly roundup, which in my mind sums up what the Supreme Court did this past week, italics above and below mine for clarity:
And how those patriots (the forefathers) would have shed tears upon hearing the decision coming from the Supreme Court of the United States of America this past week. This decision has set a precedent by collectively subjugating the individual rights of Americans to the subjective whims of the Federal Government. This decision has given the Federal Government unlimited taxing authority to unleash a new era of behavior modification by way of taxation. This decision has taken us back to exactly the point and reason for America’s founding — onerous taxation.
As we come upon the 236th anniversary of the document setting America apart from all other nations, the Declaration of Independence, consider the achievement of Thomas Jefferson all those years ago. Thomas Jefferson would create the longest running Constitutional Republic the world has ever known. He would set forth a concept that was foreign at the time, of rule by the consent of the governed, not by the monarch. His idea that our unalienable rights did not come from a single ruler but were embedded in each of us from our Creator wholeheartedly altered the relationship between God, leaders, and the people.
Yet, in a single moment five Supreme Court justices decided that Jefferson’s words had no meaning. These Justices decided that James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton had it all wrong.