It’s time to do away with Congress, and even the President
Judges, as a class, are society’s very own, very privileged caste: philosopher kings. And we should be happy to have them available to us, lest we find ourselves — in bipartisan fashion — unable to correctly and unequivocally express the consent of the governed.
The other branches of government are just dressing, at this point. Except for the imperial executive, should the court side with him. Which it does.
Incidentally, for those keeping score:
1) The courts will define marriage from here on out.
2) SCOTUS ruled government can force you to enter into a paid contract you don’t wish to enter into simply because you were born. It also ruled that a penalty is a tax if it needs it to be in order to turn you into a subject.
3) SCOTUS says only the federal government can make immigration policy. Unless you’re a sanctuary city or state, or want to give out ID cards to illegals so that they can enroll in welfare programs. Which is okay, somehow.
4) A Federal 3-judge panel ruled that, naturally, an act designed to protect the air and water against toxic pollutants can also be read as giving the EPA the power to regulate your exhalation.
5) The government can take your property if it shows a compelling interest in the public good. Like, for instance, they want to circumvent market value and force you out of your home so that they can sell the land to a developer to put up a shiny new shopping mall.
6) Marijuana? You can’t have that. But health care insurance? You must have that.
Somewhere in Heaven, brave men in three-cornered hats sit weeping. Or maybe sit just really really pissed off, such that they throw a hand-cobbled shoe at one of the big screens at the local Heaven pub.