posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 10:35 AM
reply to post by jtma508
That is the thing about the Court... they go up and down with decisions we like and don't. In the Citizens United, I happened to agree with their
decision for one simple reason and honestly, ONLY one. If that decision to declare Corps somehow limited from supporting the system ...or corrupting
it...as they see fit IS NOT extended to labor unions and other large scale
and high dollar organizations? Then finding any other way would have
been a violation of equal protections and treatment. You can't muzzle big business and have their nemesis, big labor, free to rampage across the
political landscape with their
truckloads of millions to every candidate.
That may not have been quite the logic the Roberts court used in deciding it, but it;s sure the logic my feelings about it are based on. It didn't
make me the most popular occupier in camp but heck...neither did the gun in the small of my back on the CCW permit. That's life....
In another example. their Obamacare ruling was classic Supreme Court and again, one to send a thank you note for. They decided Obama and Co. COULD tax
people on the mandate but it had to be called a tax. IN THE SAME DECISION and what so many overlooked and ignored as a minor detail at the time was
the part saying the states could also tell Uncle Sammy where to stick the WHOLE thing if they so chose (and many now have) without penalty or
recrimination taken in other funding out of Washington. (Their normal method of forcing compliance with mandates handed down)
So it's a mixed bag which shows how UN-biased the court actually is. I may not like their thinking on many decisions but I respect their ability to
decide without showing consistent favor to ANY one side. That's precisely how it was designed to be, too.