They The Judges
Posted by ssbg on April 14, 2006
By Andrew –> About Analysis & Predictions
Today, Peter Hannaford has a review in the Washington Times of Charles Pickering’s book, “Supreme Chaos.” Hannaford mentions this quote from Pickering’s book:
Five individuals on the (Supreme) Court changing the agreement between a people and their country does not respect the right of the people for self-governance. A living Constitution turns the concept of “We the People” on its head.
It’s equally problematic when the judiciary generalizes the Constitution to a level of abstraction that gives them a free hand. In other words, just because the framers of the Constitution meant to “do good” doesn’t mean that judges can overturn all statutes that don’t (in their view) “do good.” IMHO.