"We the people" has morphed into "We the courts".
Yeah, so one judge decided obamacare isn't legal. The supreme court will overturn it.
We've become such a litigious society that we expect the court system to settle everything for us. Everything from the stupid shit shown on Judge Judy to the fucking supreme court, it gets dickered on and decided on until the court has reached its decision.
The trouble with that as I see it, is by doing that over and over again, you give the power to the court rather than the voting booth. And the trouble with that, is you give all the power of decision making to an opinionated panel of a handful of people far from impartial people, instead of the public majority.
Now in some cases that involve a learned interpretation of set laws, that is fine. But in others, where there is no particular law or precedent, again, it's the decision of an opinionated handful of people. People who have character flaws, lots of 'friends', and lots of political pressure.
So in short, the courts are pressured by the government to do its bidding, and we the people have no say in the matter.
I'm having trouble right now differentiating complacency from stupidity. It seems the two are walking hand in hand as of the last 10 or 20 years. Idiots have been elected to government positions, where they pass dumb-assed laws. They also appoint puppets to the supreme court to do their bidding if anyone dares buck one of their dumb-assed laws. So with this obamacare bullshit? Well America, you brought it on yourselves. Fucking reap what you have sown. Of course, you'll drag the rest of us who didn't vote for this shit down to your level, but then, isn't that what you've always tried to do anyway?