The Worldnutdaily is giving away some awards, including the Benedict Arnold award to Chief Justice John Roberts for his vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Because ruling in a way they don’t agree with is just like betraying the country and supporting its enemies.
WND has selected U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. for its first-ever Benedict Arnold Award.
“There are lots of bad guys out there who would qualify as ‘Villain of the Year,’ but precious few candidates for the ‘Benedict Arnold Award,’” explained WND Vice President and Managing Editor David Kupelian. “Benedict Arnold, after all, was a good guy; he was an American general in the Revolutionary War who fought valiantly on behalf of the Continental Army – that is, until, for reasons yet unknown, he defected to the British side and betrayed the cause he had formerly served.”
Kupelian added, “That pretty much describes Justice Roberts, who gained the enthusiastic support of conservatives and other Constitution-lovers by virtue of his earlier rulings and judicial temperament, and yet betrayed that trust in a devastating way. And we still don’t know why he did it.”
You don’t? He wrote a very long and detailed opinion laying out his reasoning. Maybe you should read it. He might be wrong, of course, but he isn’t wrong just because you disagree with the outcome.
Likewise, talk-radio host Mark Levin called for term limits for Supreme Court justices.
“If justices want to be political,” said Levin, “then they shouldn’t serve for life, because the American people deserve better than this. And that’s the bottom line. … The fact of the matter is we, the American people, deserve public officials – whether they’re elected or appointed to serve for life or for limited terms – who are going to uphold our institutions. And if not going to do it, there’s 312 million Americans – we’ll find some who can.”
Okay, let’s see. The Supreme Court is one of our institutions. And lifetime appointments are explicitly laid out in the constitution for justices of that court, with the founders explaining in Federalist 78 why that was important to maintain the independence of the judiciary. So the only one I see who is not upholding our institutions is you, Mark Levin. And I love this claim that Roberts was being “political.” Only those they disagree with are being “political.” Everyone else is just following the law. QED.