The Chief Justice Had an Opinion

The pundits have proclaimed this to be  an historic day.  Chief Justice John Roberts had an opinion, and his opinion counted. It may be that the Supreme Court is on the way to  become a true court. For too long it has acted as though its members were welded to the ideology of the presidents who appointed them. The chief justice broke this pattern and dared to think independently and judiciously.  

As a citizen who also has an opinion, the Old Fool is grateful and hopeful, not simply for some improvement in the nation’s health care system, but for signs of improved health of the  government. 

The Old Fool is not sure how it can be done, not being a lawyer.  But he can see that the senate is not efficient.   It rules must be rewritten.  The Old Fool again suggests that the preamble of the US Constitution is a place to begin.  

We the (ordinary and extraordinary) People (of every religion and ethnicity) of the United States, in Order to form (through thoughtful and deliberate compromise) a more perfect Union, (being truly one in order to) establish Justice, (all people treated fairly), insure domestic Tranquility, (all people at peace) provide for the common defense,  (feed and clothe enemies and wish them well) promote the general Welfare (through adequate housing, nutrition, and universal healthcare) and (secure) the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, (without debt) do ordain and establish this Constitution (as a way of governing) for the United States of America. 

About Martin Lehman

I was born 92 years ago, the son of a Mennonite pastor and organic gardener in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. At age 10 I was baptized as a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. I own the "Old Fool" moniker because I want to walk the Jesus Way even though the world and much of the church takes me as a fool for doing so. In my life I have moved from being a young conservative to an elderly radical. I tell that story in My Faith Journey posted on my website.
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