Once again I rush into the breach to defend the good name, honor, and intelligence of Justice John Roberts
November 20, 2012 6 Comments
Damon Root writes on Hit & Run that lefties might be disappointed in John Robert’s Obamacare opinion when…
…when he invokes that same principle of judicial deference to Congress and votes to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act or some other law they don’t like.
This is a vicious, disgusting slander of Justice Roberts and I call upon Root to retract it at once. After all, by suggesting that he might repeat its (il)logic in a consistent way, it implies that Roberts’s Obamacare opinion was somehow sincere and came out of his actual brain, instead of having been issued under duress (presumptively blackmail).
And that is an unconscionable smear of John Roberts. I just can’t understand how our civil society and respect for institutions can have become so degraded to the point where people could still actually think John Roberts wasn’t blackmailed into that decision. As I wrote at the time,
I for one have too much respect for the majesty and sanctity of our august Judiciary Branch, and its Chief Justice, not to presume that he was blackmailed. To the rest of you not presuming blackmail, I don’t know how you sleep at night.
For shame. For shame.