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For The John Roberts Haters, HL Mencken on “Provocative Mirth”

For those still troubled and aching over Chief Justice-Supreme Mystic Ruler -John Roberts’ majority opinion in ObamaCare, recall, that some of us predicted the outcome AND told you that putting your constitution’s fate in the judiciousness of Federal Judges would lead to tears and tyranny. Consider this little gem from HL Mencken.

“It is, perhaps, a fact provocative of sour mirth that the Bill of Rights was designed trustfully to prohibit forever two of the favorite crimes of all known governments: the seizure of private property without adequate compensation  and the invasion of the citizen’s liberty without justifiable cause….

It is a fact provocative of mirth yet more sour that the execution of these prohibitions was put into the hands of courts, which is to say, into the hands of lawyers, which is to say, into the hands of men specifically educated to discover legal excuses for dishonest, dishonorable and anti-social acts.”

H/T David Friedman.

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