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The Supreme Court’s Job Is to Protect Americans from Democracy

doc, aka Rich Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 4:31 PM
When such a law is proposed, passed, and reaches SCOTUS to test its constitutionality, I'll weigh in. Same goes should SCOTUS actually decree growing your own garden crops for your own consumption is unconstitutional, decides that eminent domain can be used by a private company to seize ownership of your land, or that courts have the constitutional authority to create law instead of congress. I'll weigh in on these topics too. Oh, wait ... these are all things that have already happened. Face it, originalism is already considered outmoded and is actually a minority point of view of the currently sitting justices of the SCOTUS. How can this be? Because the people of America have changed.

I have to give the Washington Post credit. It may have a bias for statism, but at least they have some diversity on the op-ed pages. Less than two months after E.J. Dionne wrote an embarrassing column showing he didn’t understand the difference between untrammeled majoritarianism and a constitutional republic, the Post publishes a terrific piece by George Will on the proper role of the Supreme Court.

Here’s some of what George Will wrote.

…a vast portion of life should be exempt from control by majorities. And when the political branches do not respect a capacious zone of private...

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