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Subj: Re: The Supreme Court and Courts in general within the US...
Posted: Sat May 07, 2022 at 01:40:49 pm EDT (Viewed 237 times)
Reply Subj: The Supreme Court and Courts in general within the US...
Posted: Tue May 03, 2022 at 08:45:38 am EDT (Viewed 261 times)

    I was hesitant to post this with all of the music threads providing a nice break from what the boards can be but with the upcoming SCOTUS decision (presuming the leaks are correct) and general track record of the court I had been thinking.

    Courts within the U.S. have enormous power. When the country was founded it was not really even specified within the Constitution what sort of power they had, as Judicial Review came later. And it has a mixed history at best, like any government institution I guess. Mostly it has reinforced the status quo or helped keep those rich and powerful rich and powerful. There have been breaks from that but they are the exception and not the norm.

    Which leads to my pondering. I heard this somewhere along the line and it is for sure not a new thought.

    Why not change the process of passing Constitutional Amendments?

I don't think we'd like living in a world where the Constitution was easily amended. It's not a perfect document, but measured by longevity, it's humanity's most successful constitution, and not by accident. The Framers weren't perfect, but they sincerely tried to establish something good on the earth, and much good has come out of their effort. Amending it sounds great until the amendment in question turns out to be something we dread.

We shouldn't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

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