It always bothers me when people bitch about court decisions because they don't agree with the politics. It's one thing to be pro-abortion (as I am) or pro illegal immigration (got me there, too) or anti-2nd Amendment (not too fond of how some people interpret it, personally). It's another to think that every Supreme-Court decision needs to be decided in favor of your particular belief rather than the greater issue on which the courts are supposed to make such decisions.
The Supreme Court doesn't (or shouldn't) decide if a specific law is good or bad; it decides if a given issue is constitutional. I think Roe v. Wade was a pretty weak Supreme Court decision. And yet I believe that every woman should have the right to have an abortion on demand.
Much of the Civil Rights Movement was helped by court cases that relied on greater moral issues more than strict constitutional interpretations. That's fine by me too. I also understand that every decision shouldn't be decided on technical grounds or original intent (see, for instance, the 7th Amendment).
Bush v. Gore? Now that was a terrible decision. But the court has always been political. And to some extent it should be.
Why do I mention this? Because I love Obamacare!
OK, actually, I'm just saying that to be provocative. I think Obamacare is too limited and health care should be single-payer, for everybody, and nationalized! But what do I care? I have health care.
I support health care as both a political and moral issue. The free market does not and cannot provide health care. That said, I could fully support a court decision that says that federal government shouldn't be able to tell citizens they have to buy anything. I'm a states' rights liberal! But not too many of us in this club, I can't help but notice.
I just wish more conservative so-called states' righters were equally supportive of states' rights when it came to issues they don't like, like drug legalization, or highway funds. The power of the federal government should not be a liberal versus conservative issue. But as long as it is, here's to health care surviving court challenges!