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    Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

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    Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    President Obama, employing his strongest language to date on the Supreme Court review of the federal health care overhaul, cautioned the court Monday against overturning the law -- while repeatedly saying he's "confident" it will be upheld.

    The president spoke at length about the case at a joint press conference with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. The president, adopting what he described as the language of conservatives who fret about judicial activism, questioned how an "unelected group of people" could overturn a law approved by Congress.

    I guess he for got the Constitution establishes one federal court: the Supreme Court.

    Redress edit: Link to story is here: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...alth-care-law/
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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    It's because the Supreme Court is unelected that I trust in their judgment.

    But, you know, Obama has a history of ignoring courts...I wonder if he'll ignore the Supremes if they don't rule his way.
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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    I think he'd like to ignore them. But do you think he has that big a set?

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    it's funny when one can guess the article source before even clicking the thread.

    if funny = sad.

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    The supreme court was wisely conceived as bulwark against populism, that is exactly why they are not elected. The founding father correctly put in safeguards to protect against such demagoguery.

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    I guess overturning the will of the people by utilizing the courts is something only liberals are supposed to be allowed to do?

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    I would be nice if our all powerful SCOTUS were truly non-partisan. Unfortunately, this is not at all the case. 4 right-winger, 4 left-wingers and only one, slightly right judge making all the decisions. I must say that this court truly should have been Meritocracy based. We're lucky that it's even closed to balanced.

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it's funny when one can guess the article source before even clicking the thread.

    if funny = sad.
    Well you can go to NBC, CBS or ABC to see if they're on this speech President Obama gave today. Although they may be busy trying to clarify how they ran with bogue tapes on Zimmerman.

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    reading Fox stories about Obama is like reading natural news articles about vaccines.

    or MSNBC stories about Bush.

    sorry for the thread drift; carry on.

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    Re: Obama warns 'unelected' Supreme Court against striking down health law

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I guess overturning the will of the people by utilizing the courts is something only liberals are supposed to be allowed to do?
    Except that in this case, that's not even what's happening.

    It's quite ironic, actually.

    The elected legislators ought to represent the will of the people, and in those cases where the will of the people is too far out of line with extant law, it is the court's place to uphold the law, even when doing so goes against popular opinion.

    Since before ObamaCare passed, nearly every poll showed that public opinion was solidly against it. It was elected representatives who defied the will of the people in order to pass this mess of a law, and if the court strikes it down, it will be upholding the will of the people.
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