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Scalia’s Dissent


Scalia starts by bashing the majority opinion:

The Court holds that when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act says “Exchange established by the State” it means “Exchange established by the State or the Federal Government.” That is of course quite absurd, and the Court’s 21 pages of explanation make it no less so.

Then he shows how depressed the case makes him:

Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is “established by the State.”

Then he questions his colleagues’ motivation:

Under all the usual rules of interpretation, in short, the Government should lose this case. But normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved.

Then he uses a word from the 19th century to criticize their logic:

The Court’s next bit of interpretive jiggery-pokery involves other parts of the Act that purportedly presuppose the availability of tax credits on both federal and state Exchanges.

Then he uses a euphemism for what he thinks of their logic your grandma might have used:

Pure applesauce.

Then he suggests an alternate name for Obamacare:

We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.

Then instead of ending with the typical “I respectfully dissent,” he writes this:

I dissent.

35 Comments on Scalia’s Dissent

  1. There is really no longer reason to have any respect for the Supreme Court as an institution. They have effectively taken us from Lex Rex back to the days of Rex Lex.

    Rex is Latin for king. Lex is Latin for law. At one time the phrase was Rex Lex, which means the king is law. Whoever happened to find himself (or herself as occasional happened) in power, ruled their subjects free of any most constraints. An evil king ran the risk of outraging his subjects so much they rebelled, but an iron hand most often took care of that. Whatever the king decided, no matter how whimsical, was the law.
    Then an idea spread. Lex Rex. The law is king. It was proposed that a system of laws be implemented that even the king was subject to. The idea took hold and in the mid 1700s America became the greatest illustration of that principle. And we’ve assumed we continue to hold to that. But do we?

    Basically this ruling illustrates that the social contract is no longer valid in today’s American and the obligation to follow the law no longer has legitimacy.

  2. Brue Jenner is a chick cause he says so.
    Rachel is black because she says so.
    Marriage is whatever you want it to be.
    Michelle O is beautiful.
    Barry is MENSA smart.

    And “State” now means whatever ever SCOTUS wants it to mean this week just like a “fee” is a “tax” when it feels right.

    Forget even defining words anymore, just do what feels good and make up new words to justify it.

  3. I ignored any requirements on my 2014 1040 to report any health insurance information-I believe millions also did this. When even more millions do so, all of this Kabuki Theater will be shown to be just that.

  4. OT, thanks for the heads up on that. He/She spells it differently. Joe Six-Pack is the masculo-feminine form. joe6pak on the other hand is the straight masculine form and has the added feature of being able to fit on a standard 7 digit license plate.

  5. The Republic is DEAD!

    Anybody believe me, now?

    When a word means nothing more, and nothing less, than what some political appointee says it means, then self-government is over. If self-government is over, the Republic is DEAD. If the people of the United States cannot refuse the dictates of ONE drug-addled, homosexual, izlamic usurper, then the Republic is DEAD. If ONE drug-addled, homosexual, izlamic usurper can allow millions of rat-people to invade our land, rape our children, murder our sons and police, repeatedly, with IMPUNITY, then the Republic is DEAD. If our representatives and agents conspire with the drug-addled, homosexual, izlamic usurper to deceive and defraud us, the ones who pay their salaries, then the Republic is DEAD. When the Supreme Court laughingly pisses in our faces while making obviously specious lies, simply to mollify the maggots in the media, and shit on the Constitution, which they have sworn to uphold and defend, then the Republic is DEAD.

    SCOTUS no longer adheres to the Constitution.
    Congress no longer adheres to the Constitution.
    The Executive no longer adheres to the Constitution.

  6. Tim, what is it that you are trying to say? Just come right out and say it. All joking aside, well said. The suicide of an entire nation is hard to witness and be a part of.

  7. This is what Scalia should have quoted:

    “These people are playing with matches… I don’t think they understand the scope and scale of the wildfire they are flirting with. They are fucking around with a civil war that could last a decade and cause millions of deaths… and the sad truth is that 95% of the problems we have in this country could be solved tomorrow, by noon… simply by dragging 100 people out in the street and shooting them in the fucking head.”

  8. They (6 of the 9 “justices”) have violated their Oaths of Office and MUST be removed, if the Congress is going to maintain the pretense of a Republic.

    If they are not impeached and removed, then Congress is admitting that they have murdered the Republic.

  9. “Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is “established by the State.”
    So, does that mean a taxpayer is also not a taxpayer? Is a citizen also not a citizen? A requirement also not a requirement?
    Can I refuse to pay taxes and heed requirements because I claim to be not a citizen? But the Gov’t still has to pay my entitlements?

    Orwell was a prophet.

  10. ” ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    ‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

    ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’

    Alice was too much puzzled to say anything; ..”

    SCOTUS has clearly ruled that they are to be the master over the words used in a clearly written part of a law. All my life I have been taught that people who ignore the law are criminals.

    It’ s clear to me that Roberts and his fellow travels are the criminal class. And Scalia and his fellow travelers are not.

    Alice was puzzled, and so are the citizens of America asking what is the proper question?
    – Why should we obey the law? The SCOTUS doesn’t !
    – How do we reestablish the rule of law in the face of the top court being lawless, as is the executive, and the legislature spineless.

    (oh look, here comes Mitch McConnell , smiling and bragging about how we have passed another piece of bipartisan supported legislation.)

  11. The only joy I have is knowing that God is watching, listening and I’m sure, crying. Crying over ALL those misguided people who don’t believe in Him but believe and follow those who are Satan’s minions.
    Free will. There will be hell to pay for choosing the wrong way.

  12. All eyes are now closing to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science is rapidly being extinguished and eyes are closing to every view of the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God. These are grounds of despair for others. For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever remind of of the treasonous acts of John Roberts and his fellow scoundrels.

  13. The Lord God Almighty is NOT crying.

    He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts. “The sheep look up, and are not fed …” and the Lord God Almighty stretches forth His mighty arm to smite the Earth which has turned their faces from Him and towards Satan.

    We are accepting false prophets.
    We are murdering our children.
    We are allowing them to teach our children falsehoods and evil.
    We are practicing Satanism.
    We are embracing perversion.
    We are listening to lies.
    We are rewarding corruption.
    We are refusing to defend ourselves, our country, our families, and our faith in God.

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