Monday, June 25, 2012

Supreme HIGHpocrisy

We knew this was coming, too: regardless of what happens with the ACA decision expected this week, Article III* of the US Constitution was never written to allow 1 sitting Justice on the HIGH Court to control the fate of the nation.  The 'great' body that gave us Bush v. Gore and all the subsequent pain of illegal wars and unfunded tax cuts, made sickly by Citizens United equating corporate speech to human speech, now sits ready to inject its own lethal type of political poison into the health of America.  Two of the founding three branches of government rendered completely dysfunctional, with the remaining one subject to the majority of an electorate that cannot be bothered to engage in the very discourse the Constitution was designed to nourish and protect.  Supreme indeed!  HIGH court, HIGH jinks, HIGHpocrisy at its finest!

Updating, well the 1 it came down to was not Scalia (no surprise); but it wasn't Kennedy either (big surprise).  Roberts, huh, who'd a thunk it?
*For the record: Article III, Section 1, reads as follows: "The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, ...".