Intelligent to some people, yes. The opinion reads like a chatty magazine with references to broccoli, GM cars and links to a video on reason.tv. (Sound familiar?)
If anything, he is consistent--throw the baby out with the bath water, when he says the whole act is unconstitutional. Including the parts that took care of preexisting conditions and rescission.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/47905955/Vinson-opinionOr, as was discussed during oral argument, Congress could require that people buy and consume broccoli at regular intervals, not only because the required purchases will positively impact interstate commerce, but also because people who eat healthier tend to be healthier, and are thus more productive and put less of a strain on the health care system. Similarly,because virtually no one can be divorced from the transportation market, Congress could require that everyone above a certain income threshold buy a General Motors automobile --- now partially government-owned --- because those who do not buyGM cars (or those who buy foreign cars) are adversely impacting commerce and a taxpayer-subsidized business.