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Twenty-one year old Texan, Kent Chipman, was serving aboard the USS Kirk when he saw the 10-month old baby dropped from the back of the Chinook helicopter hovering 15 feet above the fantail of the Kirk. "I remember the baby coming out," he recalled. "You know, there was no way that we were going to let them hit the deck or drop them. We caught them." "Catching babies like basketballs" was how another sailor described the scene.
Many commentators are dissenting from the view that Chief Justice Roberts abandoned his principles in deciding to uphold Obamacare as a constitutional tax. They point out the strength of his opinion that Obamacare is unconstitutional under the commerce clause. This could start a rebirth in restrictions on congressional power.
Having now read the opinion, I am hoping that Justice Roberts's children have been returned to him safe and unharmed. I can think of no other reason for his opinion in today's shocking result. It is usually fun to see the opinions of experts be washed away by the hard facts of actual events. Today may be an exception. No one foresaw this result: that we would have a 5-4 decision upholding Obamacare as a constitutional tax.
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