Update on Roberts’ genius

Clarification on earlier post: as would be expected, the four liberal justices, for whom Roberts wrote the majority opinion, opted out of Roberts’ tax rationale for the individual mandate based on their belief, with Pelosi, that Congress’ powers are essentially unlimited under the commerce clause.

That said, were it not for Roberts sleight of hand in finding this little tax gem, Obamacare would have failed in its entirety.

It really is a remarkable outcome, with Roberts writing the majority and Kennedy the dissenting opinion. I think it supports the notion that much of what’s left of American intellectual vigor resides in conservative thought.

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