"Members of this Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our Nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices." CJ John Roberts
Well let's just forget for the moment the countless times the courts have stuck their noses into the "people's...political choices". Let get past the meddling, harassment and the flagrant partisanship displayed by the Federal courts over the years. Let's just set all that aside...for the moment. So what exactly is your job Mr. Chief Justice if not to decide adherence to the principles of the Constitution, both in verity and in spirit? Do you not have a duty to defend and protect the Constitution from pernicious, ill-conceived law? Or is it your job to explore every way possible to uphold a law regardless of the "consequences"?
You may in fact be right. Perhaps Obamacare is "Constitutional" within the limits of language. But the mechanism you use is clearly in violation of the "spirit" of the Framers. If you had ever read a word of the Federalist Papers you would know Madison and Hamilton made it very clear the General Welfare clause was not a license for the Federal Government to do anything it damned well pleased. The Constitution was written to set clear and distinct boundaries for Federal power. What you have done with your prep-school politics and legal brinksmanship is open the floodgates to tyranny. The power to tax is the power to destroy and unlimited taxation connotes unlimited destruction. You have made this country defenseless before the enemies of the Constitution and the Republic. You Sir, have not done your job.