As the reader recalls, for the past twenty years, Republicans have been decrying and complaining about “activist judges” who sit in Washington making decisions that impact the lives of Americans. Brown vs Bd of Education in 1954 ended the constitutional right of those who believed in segregation and FORCED those American citizens to bend to the authority of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. For decades the Republican chant of “activists judges” has sounded the cry for action. Republicans have been demanding that ‘THE PEOPLE’ should rule, not nine unelected Judges! However, for some strange reason, Republican leaders apparently do NOT object to ACTIVIST JUDGES WHEN their decisions agree with Republican beliefs. For example:
1. Corporations are people with the right of free speech.
2. Guns are OK for everyone at any time and no state has the right to prevent Americans for possessing guns. Of course, for TWO HUNDRED YEARS, the Supreme Court said it was constitutional to have gun laws.
3. Corporations have the right to practice their religion and force others who work for them to obey their version of religious freedom.
A Federal Appeals Court just ruled that subsidies to people under the Affordable Care Act is not legal since the law says subsidies can only be “given through an exchange established by the State.” In other words, Federally established health care programs can not give subsidies to those lacking money for health care!