Romney: Obama Comes from Different World Than Founding Fathers
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GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: One last question. President Obama today, talking about the health care, said that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, it’s a good example. He’s talking about judicial activism.
Your thoughts of calling — of his remark about — and much broader — I showed you the longer quote, but calling the Supreme Court an unelected group looking at the health care law?
MITT ROMNEY, GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Isn’t this wonderful to finally have a liberal talking about judicial activism? I think we can come together on this. We’ve been concerned about judicial activism for years and years and years.
What the president’s complaining about, however, is that the Supreme Court might actually apply the Constitution to the bill that he passed! And the whole purpose of the Supreme Court is to make sure that Congress does not pass laws that are in violation of the Constitution.
And so judicial activism is not following the Constitution. Judicial activism is departing from the Constitution, which is what they’ve too often done on issue after issue.
I applaud the fact that the Supreme Court looks to be taking the responsibility of following the Constitution seriously. And if the president complains about a Supreme Court that follows the Constitution, he’s coming from a very different world than the world that the founders, and frankly, that the judicial history has described for America.