Supreme Court conservatives stifle prudent reasoning
Influenced by the health care industry and insurance lobby, conservatives are blind to the possibilities even in light of free-market failure of the system to provide affordable healthcare for all Americans. When thinking stops, conservatism kicks in.
Pearlstein’s punch line
“And as justices know all too well, there are already in the case law scores of judicial tests that have been successfully applied to a wide range of congressional actions and powers to assure that they are reasonable and rational, that they are not arbitrary, that they are necessary to achieve a legitimate or compelling state interest. Surely Justices Roberts and Kennedy and their legion of summa cum laude law clerks can conjure up a workable criteria to distinguish a law requiring the purchase of health insurance from a law requiring the purchase of pomegranate juice.”
Via the Washington Post