Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Follow-up to the Thomas post below

I always felt that the judiciary (culminating with the Supreme Court) was to protect the minority and the individual. The majority gets its voice through the election of Congress and the President, but the Constitution was created with explicit protections for the minority, and it's up to SCOTUS to do that. When the judges disregard that role, the rights of the individual become endangered.

1 comment:

I'm Not Ned said...

I think it's a good thing that Justice Thomas keeps his mouth shut.

He equates the rights afforded by the Bill of Rights to having an air conditioned car and a phone. How much of his brain is still functional?

He says:
“Indeed, I think there is a proliferation of rights.”

Perhaps that's in response to a proliferation of repression?

Send him to the corner.