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"Inartful wording..."

horselipshorselips Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
That's how Chief Justice Roberts dismissed the latest challenge to the ACA's controversial phrasing. Without further weeping and gnashing of teeth, suffice it to say the Supreme Court made it clear that Obamacare - now SCOTUScare - was simply too big to fail, and unless the Congress and the President repeal the whole darn thing, it's here to stay. America voted for Democrats, America demanded bankruptcy and decline, an end to our "Exceptionalism," and our power, and replacing opportunity with free lunch. America got it. Quitrcher bitchin'. End of story.

But here's the real problem with this ruling. And it's aimed squarely at the Second Amendment. The Court made it clear that the actual words of a law mean nothing whatsoever anymore. Intent is everything, incompetence in drafting notwithstanding, and it will be the Court that determines intent. If there is any controversy regarding the wording of a law (or a Constitutional Amendment) the Court will decide the issue politically and not judicially. The silly and inconvenient notion of being "a nation of laws, not of men" is now history.

Behold now the Second Amendment. Never has the wording of anything been so controversial, so easily misunderstood - deliberately or innocently. As laws go, the Right To Keep and Bear Arms is surpassingly opaque. Ask a conservative, a moderate, and a liberal what it means, and you're likely to get 3 different answers. Never mind what it actually says, never mind the rules of grammar and sentence structure - we're way past that nonsense now. A future Court may, and probably will, rule that the great (bogus) goal public safety, like the ACA, is also too big to fail, that the Second Amendment is simply "inartful wording" and dismiss it.
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