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Chief Justice John Roberts’s Lack of
Courage Is Damaging the Supreme Court

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 6/30/2020 4:55:25 AM

Decisions on abortion and separation of powers demonstrate how good ideas about the law become empty words on a page. T here is a saying — perhaps as old as Aristotle — that courage is the first virtue, because it makes all the others possible. We usually associate courage (or its absence) with leadership by elected officials: There are times when it is hard to stand up for your principles, to stand against your own party, or both. From judges, we are told, the important thing is to follow, not to lead: to have the ascetic self-discipline to apply the Constitution and laws as written,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 6/30/2020 5:21:17 AM (No. 461513)
John Robert's is one of many so called Conservatives that are nothing but spineless, fear filled cowards that dare not speak out against the mob.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DCGIRL 6/30/2020 5:42:19 AM (No. 461516)
Roberts is a never Trumper. Let's hope that the Ginsburg leaves soon and Trump replace with a real conservative.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: OBX Pete 6/30/2020 5:48:30 AM (No. 461517)
Now we know what that smirk on his face is for...………...he snookered everybody. LOSER !!!!!!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DW626 6/30/2020 5:49:12 AM (No. 461518)
IMHO Roberts is being blackmailed by baraka boy and his people. This needs to be investigated.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: George R. 6/30/2020 6:00:51 AM (No. 461523)
In court, it's unlawful to purposely tell a falsehood....How in the world, then, do we address Roberts in court; we certainly cannot call him "Your Honor", that is surely a lie!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: mathman 6/30/2020 6:52:21 AM (No. 461545)
Time for a new title. Cannot be chief. That is racist. Cannot be justice. He is so not into justice. Social Justice--he digs that. Legislating--he does a lot of that. Social Legislator Roberts.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 6/30/2020 6:55:22 AM (No. 461546)
Once a Bushie - - always a Bushie. Gutless - - passive - - unimaginative - - obsequious - - eager to be liked - - oblivious to being surrounded by evil people waging war. Yes - - Roberts is your real Bushie.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 6/30/2020 7:01:28 AM (No. 461553)
Maybe he is afraid, after what happened to Scalia.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: rytwng 6/30/2020 7:15:41 AM (No. 461568)
They have something on him. It must be bad.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: wakeupcall 6/30/2020 7:35:32 AM (No. 461591)
For over 100 years now the Marxist Communist democrats, rino's, liberals, independents, have been working for Lucifer. They are all anti-Christs. Working to build their "Tower of Babel", as they try to prove to God that they can build their on version of "Heaven on earth", which is "hell on earth." JUNE 28, 1787, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin spoke and shortly after, the U.S. Constitution became a reality. “ Groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights. In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for Divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending Providence in our favor. And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance? And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that 'except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it'. I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed no better than the Builders of Babel."
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Richard from Norwood 6/30/2020 7:43:00 AM (No. 461600)
It has been a thought of mine for quite awhile. The Murdock boys are liberal, but it is their wives who I've heard are extremely liberal, and if this is true, I'd like you to imagine going home every night and getting badgered with their liberal thought. Well this probably is what Roberts goes through. The Washington crowd controls the wives by letting them attend their 'wonderful' parties, and if they do NOT toe the liberal line they do NOT get invited to their wonderful parties. So the husbands toe the liberal line to keep their wives happy. Oh what a pussy these liberals are. NO BALLS at all!!! I cannot prove this, but deep, very deep down in my heart I do believe, without a scintilla of proof that I'm totally within the ballpark.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: P51DMustang 6/30/2020 7:58:35 AM (No. 461607)
John Roberts is a Catholic who has decided to murder the innocent. He is in God's hands now, have mercy on his soul.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rinktum 6/30/2020 8:03:05 AM (No. 461611)
Roberts is a huge disappointment, but I believe he revels in his role as legislator from the bench. Don’t expect him to change either. When someone falls into that mindset, nothing will change them. No cogent argument will ever be enough to crack their thick skull. Roberts is powerful and all knowing. His ego is his God and he will worship it. Each vote is a vote of confirmation of his intellect and power. The best we can hope for is his resignation which will not happen. However, adding two more judges to the court which will reduce his power and that will be a beautiful thing to behold. Now more than ever, Trump 2020 and every “R” down ballot. We need at least two more constitutionalists on the court.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/30/2020 9:12:33 AM (No. 461671)
Doubt this is a surprise to the globalista that nominated Roberts. Doubt this is a surprise to the left who knew said globalista President would ultimately side with the left no matter how much they slapped him around. The only people surprised are Conservatives who thought the globalista President was like them. Turns out globalista President lied. Alot.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Namma 6/30/2020 9:19:44 AM (No. 461677)
Supreme Court Justices can be impeached #14, uncalled for
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 6/30/2020 9:33:27 AM (No. 461692)
Who appointed Roberts? Oh YEA!!! Another gift from the Bushiest!!! I remember when he was nominated all the conservative pundits climbing over themselves to express joy. William Renquist is rolling in his grave!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Jebediah 6/30/2020 9:41:46 AM (No. 461705)
And as Rush said yesterday, DEMOCRATS don't seem thrilled with him simply because he IS so unreliable, so NOT what he claimed to be, torturing the law to fit his decisions, or reversing himself.That may alarm the Base and it darned well should. One big reason I voted for Trump was because I knew who Hillary would put on the Supreme Court. There may be two vacancies next Presidential term, and we simply cannot afford Biden, at the total control of the far left, to stack it. That will be the end of not only the Republican Party but the country we grew up in.....it is happening already.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/30/2020 9:43:11 AM (No. 461707)
A liberal is just a conservative that hasn't been raped or assaulted yet. A guy can't get hurt staying in Mom's basement, but can't learn anything either except how to improve his video gaming. Or maybe she is a college grad and living on Dad's money who hasn't fallen in love yet. She still calls Dad to change a flat on her BMW so she can get to her BLM gig.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: GoodDeal 6/30/2020 9:50:55 AM (No. 461720)
Roberts lied his way through confirmation and he has proven himself a self-centered power-hungry lying deep state Never Trumper out to obstruct anything Trump sends up to the Court. Just to think we may have him around for another 30 years is sickening. The damage he can do is immeasurable and unimaginable.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: qr4j 6/30/2020 9:52:16 AM (No. 461722)
Is Roberts truly "spineless" or does he really just think more like a liberal? I am not presupposing the answer. I am curious what others think.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: griddog1 6/30/2020 9:59:31 AM (No. 461734)
Sold out! He too will someday face a judge. Only the judge he faces will act in perfect righteousness. Of course there is the possibility he could get saved and that would change everything.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: italianlooks 6/30/2020 10:04:30 AM (No. 461744)
What is being held over his head? Girls friend/ harassment Boyfriend Or A an racial episode! There something sinister going on! More than a wolf in sheep’s clothing!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Kafka2 6/30/2020 10:18:24 AM (No. 461759)
John Roberts destroyed any respect I had for him when he acted as a one-man legislature and declared the "penalty" in the Obama UN-affordable care act was a "tax" to keep it from being declare unconstitutional. This violation of the separation of powers was "legislating from the bench" writ large. Any day now I expect him to declare BLM and Antifa the legitimate government of the United States.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Zumkopf 6/30/2020 10:27:50 AM (No. 461769)
Unusually, one can date Roberts' joining the other team to a precise point in time: during the writing up of the Obamacare case. His switch was so open and obvious that there was no concealing it, so intellectually bankrupt that nobody else joined his opinion, and so abrupt that the conservative Justices actually had to rewrite their opinion to deal with it. Normally I scorn to yield to conspiratorial ruminations, but after the last few years in Washington, one would have to be an outright fool not to believe there in fact are conspiracies afoot, abetted by a renegade Intel Community with unbridled powers and accountable to nobody but itself. It is entirely possible that someone did threaten Roberts, and he has run to the Left for cover.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: NotaBene 6/30/2020 10:51:43 AM (No. 461798)
Perhaps John Roberts is controlled by the Secret Societies that control anti-American Globalisn.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: marbles 6/30/2020 10:52:44 AM (No. 461799)
Has become ?? 10 years ago he voted to uphold obamacare. And then, some say, there's the Irish baby adoption thing that's being used to blackmail him.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: binar 6/30/2020 11:51:00 AM (No. 461845)
roberts has never been a conservative. he re-wrote obamcare the first chance he had. he thinks he's a super legislator. Conservative or real republican he is not
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Ben Around 6/30/2020 12:08:21 PM (No. 461858)
Roberts doesn't lack courage, he lacks honesty. Like so many throughout history, he lied to get power. If only our forefathers listened to those who opposed the Constitution. They were absolutely right when they predicted that we could become a autocracy run by a bunch of unelected judges.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: bighambone 6/30/2020 12:36:09 PM (No. 461885)
The liberal Republican Bush family has a history of nominating bureaucratic and judicial liberals into the federal system. By his actions Roberts is showing that he is one of those under the covers liberal Bush nominees.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Jim Whittaker 6/30/2020 12:48:11 PM (No. 461907)
Every time I see that goofy grin on Benedict Roberts face, I think of Kim Philby.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Jim Whittaker 6/30/2020 12:51:51 PM (No. 461915)
He's terrified they'll start investigating his illegal adoption of two Irish orphans. By Irish law, only legal Irish citizens are allowed to adopt Irish orphans. Somebody should start digging into this. Now!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: rochow 6/30/2020 12:52:37 PM (No. 461916)
#4, I agree that he is being black mailed. I believe he may have had one of his seizures and someone filmed it. Every time he does not toe the line they might tell him 'do you think this is going to look pretty when the nation sees this?" Epileptic seizures are not too nice. He may have forgotten to take his medication, someone switched it to a placebo, whatever. Besides, did anyone ever watch his eyes? He looks to me he is taking something, medication or other, that makes him look rather balmy eyed! Someone should wipe that moronic smirk of the guy's face!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Chuzzles 6/30/2020 1:07:21 PM (No. 461943)
Lack of courage, and having secrets that allow for blackmail and extortion is a dangerous combination in a CJ of our highest court. Just for FISA court alone he should be exposed and forced to resign.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Zigrid 6/30/2020 2:45:41 PM (No. 462076)
Rush is right..... someone has something on Roberts....he is being managed by someone....blackmail can work if applied to a weak mind.... I was nervous when Roberts performed a second swearing in with obama on the koran... remember?....check it out if social media hasn't deleted it... it's the day I decided to get the hell out of Chicago....I knew the liberal crap was coming...good call!!
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Reply 35 - Posted by: TJ54 6/30/2020 3:20:40 PM (No. 462122)
Roberts is likely a closet homosexual
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Folsomguy 6/30/2020 7:20:07 PM (No. 462347)
I wouldn't mind so much if he took points different from my very conservative point of view, if he followed the constitutional law. He doesn't though and that's what frustrates me
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