If the federal government can force you to make one purchase, it can force you to make all purchases. And the freedom to spend your own money the way you see fit (read: the right to property) is dead.
Roberts was Bush’s mess. So those of you who have been moaning about Zero blaming Bush… well… you can place due blame where blame is due.
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul.
The decision means the huge overhaul, still only partly in effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. The ruling also hands Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty.
Breaking with the court’s other conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts announced the judgment that allows the law to go forward with its aim of covering more than 30 million uninsured Americans.