As I said, we don’t know how this will go. But it’s hard not to feel a sense of foreboding — and to worry that the nation’s already badly damaged faith in the Supreme Court’s ability to stand above politics is about to take another severe hit.
Friday, March 30, 2012
...opines about something he knows very little about, with predictable results. This is not a contest for whoever can come up with the most clever analogy to describe mandatory health insurance, it is about what is the Law and what the constitution ALLOWS the government to do, and the role of the SCOTUS as a warden limiting the inexorable tendency of Power.
Then, he further exhibits his temerity by ushering a sense of "foreboding" and presumes that the SCOTUS is practicing politics merely because they disagree with the legality of Obamacare. The SCOTUS apparently already suffers from a "badly damaged" lack of faith from the populace. This argument is only interesting because it betrays Krugman's sloppy propaganda-like logic. If the SCOTUS were practicing "politics" then presumably they would not suffer from a badly damaged reputation. They would just agree with the majority of citizens and be done with legal analysis.
Thank goodness the SCOTUS has a history of doing the precise opposite. The Judiciary branch interprets the law. That is its charge. It certainly should not begin to analyze economic outcomes or let ends justify means. It alone must have the courage to say "that's enough" to the billion-ton juggernaut that is Government unconstrained.
This is what happens when Economists like Krugman are given a voice. If only they were given the Power, then all these problems would be solved. He reveals his primary motivation as a member of the inchoate Tyrant Class. In Krugman's eyes, if the SCOTUS had 1 more "liberal" member and 1 less "conservative member, then it would magically cease being a political instrument and transform itself into a righteous angel of impartial justice. His editorial would have been more accurate and honest if he just said "I don't like the impending result of the SCOTUS decision regarding Health Care and I am angry that me and my friends don't benefit somehow."
Full article here in the NYTs.