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Ben Parker Was Right

RG_in_CA Wrote: Jul 03, 2012 1:08 PM
Just one small comment, the demos as you call them were in fact betrayed by their elected representatives, who could only pass the bill using coercion and bribes of the less cooperative members - the results of November 2010 demonstrate this pretty clearly. I agree with your conclusions but it is also a lesson in what representative government can become when it primarily represents itself!
It wasn't Tocqueville or Hamilton who said it. Actually, it was Ben Parker in "Spiderman." "With great power comes great responsibility;" it's common sense advice for adaptation in the ongoing war over Obamacare and why Chief Justice John Roberts conspired in upholding that political and economic blunder.

Whatever one's view of Roberts' reasoning, one sentence in the majority opinion rightly affirms and sustains Ben Parker: to wit, "It is not our" -- that is, the Supreme Court's -- "job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices."

That's putting the matter a little curtly. What a lesson, all the...