Sunday, March 24, 2013

If Not You, Who?

 “A democracy should not be dependent for its major decisions on what nine unelected people from a narrow legal background have to say,” ... Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

 I disagree. For one thing we are a Republic not a Democracy. And that's the reason you have a job, Justice Kennedy.  Ben Franklin was asked by a woman, after the Constitution was signed, what type of government was created?  Franklin replied, "A Republic, if you can keep it." 

We want a government of laws not majority public opinions. And another thing, Justice Kennedy,  the Supreme Court does not decide major decisions, it decides only cases that the court deems worthy of certiorari  [should the court listen]. Sometimes they decide on standing , but most importantly they decide if there is a constitutional question involved.[That's what Franklin was addressing.]

The courts are not and should not make decisions based on polls, or any other popular expression of sentiment. That's why Justica wears a blindfold.

It's unconscionable that a justice of the Supreme Court holds such a view. It's time to 'get off the bus' Anthony.

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