Four People Who Tried to Save our Constitution

By Art Hyland

Although the decision by 5 out of 9 Supreme Court justices upheld Obamacare, read below how rational and right thinking justices tried valiantly to uphold our infinitely more important Constitution.  Tea Party and all conservatives now have our political marching orders to undo this monster law, and here are the reasons summarized in the words of four justices about whom we should be proud.

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

Thursday June 28, 2012

SCALIA, KENNEDY, THOMAS, and ALITO, JJ. dissenting:

“The Constitution, though it dates from the founding of the Republic, has powerful meaning and vital relevance to our own times. The constitutional protections that this case involves are protections of structure. Structural protections—notably, the restraints imposed by federalism and separation of powers—are less romantic and have less obvious a connection to personal freedom than the provisions of the Bill of Rights or the Civil War Amendments. Hence they tend to be undervalued or even forgotten by our citizens.

It should be the responsibility of the Court to teach otherwise, to remind our people that the Framers considered structural protections of freedom the most important ones, for which reason they alone were embodied in the original Constitution and not left to later amendment.

The fragmentation of power produced by the structure of our Government is central to liberty, and when we destroy it, we place liberty at peril.

Today’s decision should have vindicated, should have taught, this truth; instead, our judgment today has disregarded it.”

–SCALIA, KENNEDY, THOMAS, and ALITO, JJ.

2 Responses to Four People Who Tried to Save our Constitution

  1. Edgar Montrose

    I’m glad the ‘baggers now have their marching orders. The sooner they collectively march off an ideological cliff, the sooner the rest of us can go back to trying to return this country to some semblance of sanity, decency, and compassion.

  2. I didn’t see any article by Art when the Citizens United case was imposed upon America.