1. Chief Justice John Roberts, the "conservative" who tipped the balance in favor of Obamacare, is Mitt Romney's kind of Constitutionalist. From Mitt Romney's campaign website, MittRomney.com:
"As president, Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts… [Roberts] hold[s] dear what the great Chief Justice John Marshall called "the basis on which the whole American fabric has been erected": a written Constitution, with real and determinate meaning. The judges that Mitt nominates will exhibit a genuine appreciation for the text, structure, and history of our Constitution and interpret the Constitution and the laws as they are written. And his nominees will possess a demonstrated record of adherence to these core principles." (Courtesy of David Kramer at LewRockwell.com/blog)
2. The very nature of government is to mandate. One who opposes mandates on principal must oppose government. As George Washington has long been reputed to have claimed, "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence – it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
3. In voting to uphold Obamacare, Justice Ruth Ginsburg argued that the law should be upheld under the Commerce Clause....