when Justices make the sort of irrational out-of-left-field rulings like the one Roberts made, which defies conventional explanation, it invites conspiracy theories.
The purported "originalist" leaning Roberts essentially claimed that the intent of the act was the opposite of what its proponents argued before his court. They argued it was not a tax and he told them that it was. If it is, it is a tax like no other in the history of our former Republic- payable only when one fails to purchase a product and therefore operationally exactly like a penalty or fine, which is what the defendants argued that it was all along.
Irrational rulings from the alleged conservative side of the fake political spectrum cause a jarring effect among those paying attention because they show a crack in the false political reality the public is presented. Many, on getting a glimpse through the crack to a more sinister political reality, simple pretend they did not see the glitch in the matrix and go on as before. Others attempt to fill the cracks with conspiracy theories, and it is these I sympathize with.
The void caused from these cracks in the false reality our ruling class presents are going to be filled with something, in this case theory. But that is not the fault of those attempting to fill the void. The blame lies rather with those who erected the cracking facade.
Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)
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