I’ve recently been hearing a new battle cry from the liberal talking heads, arguing that the Republicans need to stop trying to get rid of Obamacare because the Supreme Court upheld it as constitutionally legal and therefore, the argument should be over but this argument fails on a multitude of levels.
I want to concentrate on one of these levels specifically. That is the assumption that the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of Constitutional debate.
If this were truly the case, ‘Separate but equal’ would still be U.S. policy. In fact, moreover, slavery would still exist in America because the Dred Scott decision should have settled that argument.
Abraham Lincoln once stated that if Government policy were “fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court… the people will have ceased to be their own rulers.” There is a long history of laws deemed constitutional through judicial review, being removed from America’s legal code.
As a final point, for any liberals who disagree with my assessment, please stop complaining about campaign finance and Super PACs because Citizens United is the settled law of the land. Oh, and George W. Bush won the 2000 Presidential election.