Recall the statement yesterday regarding the Affordable Care Act: “Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”
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and why would we want to do that. some laws are determined to be unconstitutional and should be overturned. some laws, obamacare for instance, were ramrodded through congress without allowing congress to read them and hold normal debates as to whether or not it is a good law and in the best interest of the country
“The total number of voting representatives is fixed by law at 435.”
five members is 1.1% of the membership, that is not a strong majority in my opinion. four members would be less than 1%. a decent majority would be 10%, a strong majority maybe 25%
Holy crap shoot. “Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” What alternate universe did Barack H. Obama live in. That is the purpose of the Supreme court., to rule on constitutionality of laws.
Get a grip, friend. Try not to let your political bias lead you into unfairness. Leave the political muckraking and contextual errors to ther professionals at Fox and MSNBC.
Obama did not suggest anything like you imply. You know that. You can be better than this question implies.
While we are on this subject, however, how about a law that allows for impeachment of Supreme Court justices who rule on cases after working for one side or the other? Oh, do we already have one? Someone better tell Thomas and Scalia.
We should get a few ordinary Canadians down here to explain how fifty years of public health has turned them into socialists. Perhaps their Conservative majority government could loan us a few.
My point is that public health care does not threaten democracy nor violate any rights guaranteed by the Constitution. If this Act is overturned you will find yourself facing a Democratic White House, Congress and Senate after November, and they will bring in a single payer option bill that makes the current law look as weak an ineffective as it is. Remember you read it here first.
NO—–Again NO The Constitution specifically gives the Supreme court such power to prevent the passage of unconstitutional laws by Congress and the President.
In Congress, votes unfortunately are not made by the will of the people but rather by back room arm twisting, Bribery, threats and other means to make sure that Pork is given to all that cooperate without regard for the Constitution.
Do you really think that Congress wrote the Health care bill? How may Congress Folks even read 5% of the bill before voting for it? Even Nancy Pelosi, when pressed on its Contents said well let’s get it passed then we can read it and find out what is in it! This was no joke, this was congress in action.
How did obama get the last vote for passage? He took on again off again Republican Senator Arlen Specter, who was having trouble getting re elected back home in PA., Yeah thesuspectedr that Santorum supported,Obamabama, took him ,Arlen,on Air Force One, promised if he switched parties and voted for Health care that he, Obama, wouldSpectert so Spector could Run in PA. as a Democrat and keep his seat in the Senate. Well it worked for Obama and Specter took the bait. Obama was abHealth caree Healthcare own our throats and Specter, well the Good People of PA said not on my watch and threw him out in the Primary, never even made it to electioneral elction.
Most of what Congress does is along these lines and they cannot be trusted to follow the Constitution so our Founding Fathers endowed us with the Supreme court for these occasions. Thank God and God Bless America!——— Oh BTW thanks Pa. for Retiring Specter and now Help us retire Obama.
Nope. the main job of the Supreme Court is to make sure that the federal laws are subject to the criteria set by the constitution
No. The Supreme Court can overrule a law if it violates one of the rights in the Constitution. If you remove that power from them, you destroy the check and balances in the Constitution.
Luckily, the Affordable Care Act has not violated any right.
My god. Learn to read. Learn to apply logic. Try a little critical thinking. You can do all of these things without telling the other neo-cons so then they won’t kick you out of the party.
You make as much since as mayonnaise ice cream.
Your quote makes obongo look like he is totally unaware of US Constitutional history. What a moron.
if you were to do that, you might as well just do away with the supreme court altogether.
That’s exactly what Obama is hoping for…VOTE OBAMA OUT!!!