Thursday, June 28, 2012

Universal Healthcare Upheld. Fundies Outraged

In a 5-to-4 decision the Supreme Court upheld universal health care for Americans, known as the Affordable Care Act, or derisively by opponents as ObamaCare. Naturally, the most publically self-righteous religious fanatics members of the court, such as Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Antonin Scalia were automatically opposed to it before the first word of deliberation began. They clearly and unavoidably contradict their alleged Christian convictions, which claim that a "right to life" exists, when they insist that the right to medical care does not exist. To paraphrase Scalia on another ruling, it "boggles the mind" to see them insist that this so-called "right to life" exists but that the same government which guarantees this right is under no obligation to provide for access to medical care necessary to preserve life for its citizens. Fortunately, their form of insanity is still being rejected by slender margins in the current court makeup.

Even more outraging to knee-jerk religious right-wingers will be that John Roberts, a man they counted as a fellow koolaid drinker, actually stayed consistent to his sworn convictions to exercise "judicial restraint" and not "legislate from the bench".  His roundup of usual right-wing associates, with whom he usually sides, had no such qualms, as when they reaffirmed their Citizen's United ruling, invalidating campaign contribution limit laws in Montona and elsewhere.

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