Radio Host Mark Levin Calls Justice Roberts' Health Care Decision "Damaging"
Many conservatives and others have rebuffed Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision to uphold the health care law and rule that the controversial individual mandate is a tax. One of the people who has expressed their disfavor is Mark Levin, host of the “The Mark Levin Show.” He commented on his show that, “John Roberts threw the door wide open on the Constitution. Whatever clause he used, it really doesn’t matter to me -- it’s all phony, it’s all written in invisible ink what he’s done and what others do to massively increase federal government’s power against you.”
Levin continued, “What do you think the point of taxes is? You think it’s just to raise revenue. No! It’s to coerce you, it’s to punish successful people, it’s to stop you from eating certain types of food, it’s to stop you from buying certain types of automobiles …”
Today on America Live, Megyn Kelly spoke to Levin who had much more to say on the controversial Supreme Court opinion.
Levin opined that what many public officials are lacking, including judges and justices, is virtue, integrity and prudence. “Over time, they become cynical, they become deceitful, and their view of our constitutional system collapses,” he said.
Speaking of Justice Roberts specifically, Levin said, “I don’t normally go after justices unless justices by name come after us. And the fact is that this decision is so outrageous, what he did is so damaging to the court, to the perception of the court and so forth – he has to be called out by name … The more judges and justices want to play politics, the more they are not going to be immune from the political process.”