We Entreat You to Read Paul Krugman’s Op-Ed Piece Posted in the NY Times 6/28/12 See entire article our OneWorld Blog at: http://oneworldpi.org/blog/archives/1062
As Americans we can all take comfort in the fact that the same America which produced those who expoused cruel, false, vitriolic diatribe against the Affordable Care Act (aka – Obamacare) and against the President personally, also produced Paul Krugman and many others like him. It was shocking to see Justice Scalia spouting off from the bench on matters that have no place coming out of the mouth of a Supreme Court Justice.
We see the vulgar partisanship both in Congress and-- very sadly --in our Supreme Court going back to the 2000 elections in Gore V Bush. It was very disheartening; it is in fact frightening to lose faith in the fairness of the highest court in the land. As the “referee” in the U.S. system of government, it is the Supreme Court’s job to say when government officials step out-of-bounds. It is the Supreme Court’s job to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and ensure that when we say “God save the United States and this Honorable Court” everyone can believe it and feel it to be so. Thankfully, Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., rose to the ocassion and played the correct double duty role that was required in this case; that of referee and umpire. Some are saying he rescued the Affordable Care Act; we think he did much more. While yes, he rescued the Affordable Care Act for millions of ordinary Americans (at least 130 million by extention) he also most importantly rescued the Supreme Court from the abyss of savage partisan depths and again elevated the Court to what it should be — a place where law, principles, ethics and justice prevails and where acrimony is relegated to the dust bins, or at least does not prevail.
N’Zinga Shani, Executive Director
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