From one Worldnetdaily-affiliated conspiracy monger to another, Larry Klayman went on Aaron Klein’s radio show and speculated, with not a shred of evidence, that the NSA blackmailed Chief Justice John Roberts to make him change his vote in the health care reform case.
During an appearance Sunday night on Aaron Klein’s New York City radio show on 970 The Answer, Klayman suggested the blackmail possibility when asked by a caller if the Supreme Court could be sued for its approval of the Affordable Care Act.
“Unfortunately, there’s no way to sue the Supreme Court for decisions that it makes. There should be, and there should be a way to remove these justices for making decisions like that,” explained Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch who now heads Freedom Watch.
Unfortunately? To whom would you sue the Supreme Court? The Grand Supreme Court? What if they make a decision you don’t like? Do you then sue them to the Grand Holy and Perfect Supreme Court? No, you dolt, some court has to be the court of last resort and the Supreme Court is it. It’s in that constitution thingy you claim to adore so much but know little about.
“But let’s take this possibility: Why did Chief Justice Roberts at the eleventh hour change his decision? He was going to side with the other justices and find that Obamacare was unconstitutional. Is it something that was dug up on him by the NSA or the CIA? Was that used against him to blackmail him?
“These are the kinds of things [the government is doing], and that’s why it’s so scary what’s going on with the NSA and the CIA. It can happen in a democracy. So that may help explain it, and perhaps we can reach these issues through the NSA cases that we brought, the NSA/CIA cases. I intend to get the truth on this.”
Notice that fantastic leap from the first claim to the second. From “this is possible” to “this is what they’re doing,” without even a hint of evidence. Would it be completely shocking if our government blackmailed a judge? Not to me. They did it to Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders. But we’ve had multiple NSA whistleblowers and there isn’t anything in what they’ve revealed that would lend credence to this speculation. Sure, it’s possible. But without evidence, it’s irresponsible to claim that it actually happened.