Thomas Paine wrote, “A constitution is not an act of government, but of the people constituting a government, and a government without a constitution is power without right.” Political thinker Sir Kenneth C. Wheare referred to a constitution as “the collection of rules which establish or govern the government.”
The public record is clear that those responsible for passing ObamaCare sometimes displayed disregard for — even an unhealthy ignorance of — the Constitution as law binding government. Some in government now even display a level of disdain or contempt for the rule of law.
The chief justice assuredly sees the many degradations the Constitution is suffering under the Obama administration. The fate of more than ObamaCare is at stake. We’ll see if John Roberts will help restore the rule of law over government.