Chief Traitor Roberts provides Congress with unlimited power

June 29, 2012 @

John Roberts is said to be quite concerned about the way in which history will view his tour of duty as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Well, he doesn’t have to worry any longer; for his remarkable decision allowing Congress to impose a tax improperly and in a previously unconstitutional manner will secure his place in Court history for all time.

Very few—including Obama himself—believed that the scheme of presenting the individual mandate penalty as a tax would pass constitutional muster. The DOJ included the “the penalty is actually a tax” argument in an ObamaCare brief to the Supreme Court, to be sure.  But that was a typical lawyers’ game of “throw everything against the wall, and see if it will stick.” It was upon the Commerce Clause powers of Congress—and to a lesser extent the Necessary and Proper clause– that the DOJ and Solicitor General Donald Verrilli depended to convince the Court that the mandate was constitutional.

In fact, Obama himself told the American public that the penalty was NOT a tax, as did White House budget director Jeff Zients.

“So if I am part of a family that does not buy health insurance in violation of the president’s health-care program and I have to pay [a fine] because of that, that is not a tax increase – that is not a tax on me?” asked Congressman Scott Garrett of Zeints. “The Affordable Care Act saves money,” Zeints evaded. But Garrett reminded the budget director that a moment earlier in his testimony, Zeints claimed there would BE no tax increase. “So [the mandate penalty], that’s not a tax,” pressed Garrett?  “No,” Zeints responded.

Indeed, nowhere in the massive text of the Affordable Care Act is the individual mandate referred to as a tax. Although ordered to be collected by the IRS, the mandate is deliberately and diligently referred to as a “penalty” throughout. The reason? “To be a constitutional tax, it must be an excise tax, an income tax, or a proportional capitation tax.” These are the ONLY types of tax that the United State Congress has a recognized, constitutional power to impose. Cato Institute policy analyst and law professor Dave Kopel explains:

The 16th Amendment grants Congress the power to “collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived.” The Supreme Court has defined “derived” income to mean “undeniable accessions to wealth.” Here, the mere refusal to purchase a product is not any kind of “income” or accession of wealth.

Likewise, the penalty cannot be an excise tax. An excise tax is imposed on an event or item, such as the acquisition of a machine gun. Again, there is no event to be taxed, and never in American history has a federal excise tax been imposed on an American’s inactivity.

Read More at Western Journalism. By Doug Book.

14 Comments → “Chief Traitor Roberts provides Congress with unlimited power”

  1. Dan Stewart

    7 years ago

    When the republicans take control of the senate & retain control of the house roberts should be thrown off the scotus. He must have gotten one heck of a bribe, or maybe a threat against his family as the clintons received during the 2008 primary.

  2. Colloc

    7 years ago

    Roberts and Benedict Arnold. Both major traitors to the US. Too bad we can’t vote him off the court.

  3. blauglas

    7 years ago

    obummer-care: the intent of the chicago-type thugs regime is to subjugate Middle Class America, pay-back vendetta to “whitey” to pay for the “dead-beats and illegals” paid-for-obummer-voters. AND, countless other topics controlled by bamacare which have NOTHING to do with “health-care”, like 3.8% taxes/surcharges on savings account interest and dividends, messing with student loans, IRS tax laws, limitless-unbounded policies-control by Dept of “human services”, etc, etc, get real. Don’t think you hear about ALL or ANY of the limitless topics affected by the obamination bamacare on “lamestream media”, do you?

  4. Edward A. Ferrer

    7 years ago

    I agree with the posting that suggests Removal of Chief Justice
    Roberts from his position next year,Post-ekections! What a COPOUT, and SELLOUT! Lord knows, it may take a Revolution, 1776
    style to Overhaul and Revamp our system of Goverment! Actions like it, call for Obama (The Problem) to be IMPEACHED, and DO
    IT NOW! No more excuses and delays! The Tyrant is a DANGEROUS
    SOCIOPATHIC man, not to mention a Child Abuser and Perverter!

  5. bob

    7 years ago

    No one has any back bone or balls to throw obama and his goons out of office,Holden,Roberts,and the nut obama need to all be impeach.

  6. DonW

    7 years ago

    Justice roberts should be the first order of business after the repeal of Obamacare. He should be impeached. That would send a message that this nonsense will not be tolerated. Judges are to interpret the Constitution, not rewrite it!
    We MUST elect conservatives to take control of both houses of congress! Undoing all the damage of Obama, and Roberts will require a republican majority in both houses.

  7. Tommy

    7 years ago

    Seems to be a year of surprises for this Administration! One has to wonder if the House’s “contempt of Congress” against Holder will stand when it reaches the Senate. As a deeply concerned American, I doubt that Pelosi and Reid will let this happen! When it comes right down to the final analysis, the American voters MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE in November and LOUDLY and with CONVICTION, show this MEGALOMANIAC SOCIALIST OBAMA that he and his ilk (REID, PELOSI, HOLDER and ANY other SOCIALISM LOVING BASTARDS that in AMERICA, FREEDOM and LIBERTY will trump over their SOCIALIST agenda! Come on people, let’s show these DERELICTS what real AMERICAN PATRIOTISM is all about! Our votes this November will be a beacon and liberty bell ringing for the rest of the world to see and hear! As the saying goes, “LET’S JUST DO IT!”

  8. James Graham

    7 years ago


    If you own a home, Please read this.

    The National Association of REALTORS is all over this and working to get it repealed, before it takes effect. But, I am very pleased we aren’t the only ones who know about this ploy to steal billions from unsuspecting homeowners.

    Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8% sales tax on it? That’s $3,800 on a $100,000 home, etc. When did this happen? It’s in the health care bill and goes into effect in 2013.

    Why 2013? Could it be to come to light AFTER the 2012 elections? So, this is “change you can believe in”? Under the new health care bill all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% Sales Tax.

    If you sell a $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax.
    This bill is set to screw the retiring generation who often downsize their homes. Does this make your November and 2012 vote more important?

    Oh, you weren’t aware this was in the Obamacare bill? Guess what, you aren’t alone. There are more than a few members of Congress that aren’t aware of it either

    I hope you forward this to every single person in your address book. VOTERS NEED TO KNOW.

    Look carefully at the 2014 rate compared to the 2013 rate.
    For those of you who are on Medicare, read the following. It’s short, but important and you probably haven’t heard about it in the Marxist liberal media.”The per person Medicare Insurance Premium will increase from the present Monthly Fee of

    $96..40, rising to:

    $104.20 in 2012

    $120.20 in 2013


    $247.00 in 2014.”

    These are Provisions incorporated in the Obamacare Legislation, purposely delayed so as not to confuse the 2012 Re-Election Campaigns. Send this to all Seniors that you know, so they will know who’s throwing them under the bus.

    From now thru November 2012 this should be required weekly or at least monthly,
    Reading – BY ALL WHO VOTE!!!

    Did you notice who Obama threatened when he wasn’t getting his way on raising the debt ceiling?
    He threatened to not pay:
    Social Security Retirees,
    Military Retirees,
    Social Security disability and Federal Retirees.

    Now.. Let this sink in really good –
    He did not threaten to stop payments to illegal aliens
    He did not threatened to take frivolous benefits such as Internet access away from violent inmates
    He did not offer to fire some of the thousands of unnecessary federal employees that he hired
    He did not offer to cut down on his or his wife’s frivolous gallivanting around
    He did not threaten to not pay the senators and representatives or any of their staff
    He did not threaten to take benefits away from welfare recipients
    He did not threaten the food stamp programs
    He did not threaten to not pay foreign aid
    He did not threaten to cut back on anything that involves his base voters

    The list could go on and on. He is in full political re-election mode!
    • Why are we allowing this person to destroy this wonderful country with his selfishness and his lies?
    • His type of change is killing our country. He needs to be stopped and only our Votes can stop him.
    • Do not forget about his tactics when it’s election time. Vote Obama out of the Presidency in 2012.


    “Democracy… Is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
    Liberty… Is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” — Benjamin Franklin


    A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!
    I’M 100% for PASSING THIS ON!!!
    Let’s Take a Stand!!!

    Obama: Gone!
    Borders: Closed!
    Language: English only
    Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
    Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!
    NO freebies to: Non-Citizens!

    We the people are coming
    Only 86% will send this on. Should be a 100%. What will you do?

  9. oldgringo

    7 years ago

    Those Drugs Roberts takes to calm his seizures must be pretty potent stuff…..Most likely these drugs have affected his brain and sense of judiciary!….He needs to be removed from the SCOTUS before he screws up the whole country with more of his misdirected judgements…..He caved in to the tonque lashings of Obama and cringed at every threat as voiced by Obama villifying the decision making ability of the Supreme Court…..Roberts has turned to cowardism and history whould record his personal weakness when confronted by finger wagging from the POTUS!…..”When will They ever Learn”?…..Peter, Paul and Mary.

  10. william torres

    7 years ago

    Lets stop dreaming. A sitting judge cannot be removed from the bench. No matter who the president may be. We americans deserve what we get. In the case of Ranger, known to be a crook for the past 30 years, has been put back into office. Senator hatch has also been reelected to run again. We are the culprits for keeping bunch like these in office. We have to elect Romtney and take back the senate as well as hold the house, to hopefully make a difference.

  11. E.H.

    7 years ago

    America is reaping what she has sown for the last 30 years or more. By turning her back on her former Christian heritage, she has ABANDONED GOD, broken his laws (especially where ABORTION, GAY RIGHTS, “Thou shalt not steal” (The “entitlement mentality” that our “leader” is presenting to us as acceptable – if you are of a certain ethnicity or have a LACK OF INCOME, you are “ENTITLED” to the government basically allowing you to STEAL from others who DO WORK to support this country! Those that DO NOT WORK are therefore stealing from those who do, and this is not only encouraged but made possible by the WEAK policies of this government regarding the SELF-RELIANCE of EVERY INDIVIDUAL, DEPENDENCE on GOD ALONE for His guidance toward SUCCESS in this world through HARD WORK – NOT a HAND-OUT!. Also, our children are being taught in the schools how to RESIST AUTHORITY, in the form of NOT RESPECTING THEIR ELDERS. In addition, the “Environment” is being taught as a “religion” to be worshipped (“Mother Earth”, etc.), with the preservation of trees, animals and natural resources (including ENERGY) being MORE IMPORTANT THAN HUMAN LIFE! Also, our “leader” has taught by example and word-of-mouth that, contrary to WHAT HE PROMISED IN HIS CAMPAIGN – there “should be a class war”…Black against white, and Hispanic against whites…Instead of what the Lord teaches in His Word, and as our CONSTITUTION, which our “leader” has so ARROGANTLY DISREGARDED states: “All men are created equal” in the eyes of their Creator – and thus, this is how we should all regard our fellow man – God loves everyone equally – and SO SHOULD WE! But loving someone does NOT mean giving them a hand-out! Love is TEACHING people to SUCCEED BY THEIR OWN HARD WORK AND EFFORT! The COST OF HEALTHCARE FOR ALL should NOT be on the backs of American taxpayers! Prior to the CRAMMING THROUGH OF OBAMACARE, against the WISHES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, our Emergency Rooms cared for those who did NOT have insurance! And will continue to do so WITHOUT OBAMACARE! This horrible TAX INCREASE – THE BIGGEST IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD – will bankrupt our Country – both blacks, whites, and Latinos – people of ALL RACES – unless WE REPEAL IT! God Bless America – and PROTECT HER from the liberal wolves who would “blow her house down…BRICK BY BRICK…” (Remember the childhood story of the “Three Little Pigs”? Unfortunately, AMERICA falls into the category of the first two pigs – who were UNWISE – and, as in the story, the BAD WOLF (Our “leader” and his administration and fellow liberals) “BLEW THEIR HOUSES TO PIECES”! Let’s pray that God will provide a “third little pig – the WISE pig” (i.e. STRONG CONSERVATIVES) who will DEFEAT THE LIBERALS/MARXISTS in November!

  12. Rip

    7 years ago

    I hope they don’t take this as a threat, But I wonder how many IRS agents they will have to scrape up off the pavement when they start trying to collect ? This administration seems to be hell bent on destroying this nation partially by pitting white against black, also pitting Hispanic against black and white, but mostly by way of Cloward and Piven if ob gets his way, there will be NO election, he will have declared Martial Law and the U.S. will be a fading memory, This POS will be dictator and the traitors that have followed him will also be damned

  13. Keoni

    7 years ago

    The new ending to the national anthem of the United States of Amerika:

    “O’er the land of tyranny, and the home of the slave!”

  14. Brian

    7 years ago

    Let’s get real! What I see on this site is vomit that MSNBC & the like spewed after the SC vote & you’all going to swallow it. I know that you’all going to crucify Roberts on his ruling; but, on the day he read his ruling, I laughed my butt off because I understood what he wanted to accomplish. No statement from Ms Geenberg is going to convince me that he was coericed. THAT’S straight propaganda from the DEMS think tank to deflect from the real issue & that’s how bad Obumer Care really is. When you read Robert’s ruling, he backed Obummer against the wall & challenged the public to vote their wishes instead of requiring the courts of the US to make the decision about the issue for them. Notice how Obummer & the DEMs are dancing around the issue now! Raise the flag around Roberts & rally to him for a great harpon to ObummerCare!

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