March 6th 1857 – Chief Justice Roger Taney writes in Scott v. Sandford that “Persons of African descent cannot be, nor were ever intended to be, citizens under the U.S. Const. Plaintiff is without standing to file a suit.” There was more - but the essence was to return a freed slave to his southern owner.
He ~ may have thought ~ he was heading off a problem. Instead he fired the passions of a young nation. These passions erupted into the Civil War of 1861-65. The Dred Scott decision remains the pinnacle of the worst decisions ever rendered by our Supreme Court.
Until today, when John Roberts delivered the American People into the slavery of Obama’s statism. In his time Taney was called ‘…a supple, cringing tool of Jacksonian power’.
As I cooked dinner tonight I was muttering to myself in a manner I usually reserve for our senior senator…Justice John #ucking Roberts! When we needed an honest judge we got a political weasel!