Was the SCOTUS ruling tainted by fear of riots ?

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    I've been thinking about this a lot today. There have been articles and much talk designed to intimidate Roberts into not turning the court into anactivist court. Of course all of us on the right know that's what happened anyway.

    Anyway, is it possible that Roberts feared that when you have people outside the court chanting such things as "Don't take my Obamacare away", and that when you consider the lefts history of rioting in the streets, and with the recent Occupy movement, which has proven to be violent in many cases, that he was determined to get this piece of crap passed one way or another ?

    He knew it was unconstitutional based on the commerce clause, but he knew that despite the arguments against the bill being a tax, that he could marshall it through calling it such.

    I'm thinking he was more concerned about a segment of America's reaction, than he was about the law.
    In other words, I suspect he was intimadated into this ruling.
     
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    I wouldn't blow it off that fast. In a perfect world courts would rule based only on law, but we all know that's not the case.
     
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    If he was intimidated into a ruling then he shouldn't be on the bench.
     
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    Agreed, but that doesn't mean rulings are not subject to the feelings or concerns of justices.
    When you look at the recent actions of the left in the streets via the "Occupy" movement, imagine throwing gasoline on their fire by striking down their precious new entitlement.
     
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    Thats the first lie
     
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    Interesting word "bench" It comes from Latin "banco", the same place "Bank" came from. Understand yet ?
    How about court ? Basketball, tennis ? No matter. It's just a game.
     
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    Really don't think it had anything to do with it at all. If you want to blame anything, I would think it more Likely Roberts changed his Vote in order to protect the integrity of the Court and try and quiet the Criticism that it was nothing but another partisan Political Institution.

    However, that is not what I think Motivated it. I think Roberts found a way to both Uphold the Law, While giving the American people the Best shot they had at Repealing it if they don't like it, and showing everyone that what Obama sold as not a tax, was a tax. He also managed to curtail the Feds Power under the Commerce Clause at the Same time, and rule that they can not Coerce Cooperation with Federal Efforts through intimidation or threats to Funding.

    I don't know why Liberals are so convinced that this law being Upheld is going to help Obama in NOV, It will clearly help get out his Base, but it is also sure to piss off the more than 60% of Americans who do not like the Bulk of this Bill. Think 2010. The American people swept Republican into the House, gave them Gains in the Senate, and massive Gains across State houses, and Governorships, all in reaction to the Passing of this Bill against the will of the people.

    Now Democrats think just because the Court says it is legal, but oh by the way it's a tax, that people are going to all of the sudden be happy and Reward Obama for it. Doubtful.

    Add to that, stuff like the AZ ruling, F&F, Using EP. And I see a very High Turn out on the Republican side in Nov.
     
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    There are 9 Justices - interesting you must believe the other 4 had rioting in mind with their opinions, which may be more true than Roberts siding with the liberals ... contrary to the OP it was not violence but political deceit Roberts saw in the other 4 that motivated his decision.
     

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