Yes, I meant courts, plural.
The United States Supreme Court, with its decision essentially upholding Obamacare today, joined the New Hampshire Supreme Court two weeks ago, with its acceptance of a deeply flawed House redistricting plan, that we, meaning the body politic, can't always rely on courts to defend our freedom and correct the stupendous errors of elected representatives.
In other words, the Lain phrase "Caveat Emptor" rules today. Let the buyer beware...or in this case, let the voter beware.
Unlike Rep. Paul Mirski, R-Enfield, I don't wish to stand on a soap box and criticize any court as unethical. Such name calling is simply vile, and Mirski should know it.
What the court has told us, both on the federal and state level, is that when Legislatures err, don't expect the Court to find meaning in the Constitution (even if such meaning could in fact be read into the documents) to overrule elected officials.
Voters need to beware of the people they are electing. They should reject Democrats like Carol Shea Porter, who voted for the insane Obamacare, and Kuster (who would support it on Congress), but voters in New Hampshire should also reject each and every Republican (especially the seven Manchester serpents who went back on their sacred oath) who pushed through a redistricting plan that clearly did not live up to the spirit of people as expressed at the ballot box in 2006.
Unlike Ed Mosca's inane assertion, the New Hampshire court did not vindicate the House for a stupendously poor plan, and the Supremes in Washington did not vindicate the U.S. Congress for Obamacare which remains extremely unpopular.
The courts merely declined to find legal grounds to stop stupidity foisted upon us by legislative bodies. Not all terrible legislation is necessarily unconstitutional legislation, at least not with these 14 justices (nine and five) deciding.
We can all be thankful for one small thing. At least Chief Justice Roberts did not allow the commerce clause to be used as justification for forcing everyone to buy health insurance. He has told us that the Legislature has unlimited ability to tax us. Knowing that, people must be careful les they send legislators to Washington or to Concord who will abuse that authority.
I would prefer courts more vigilant about using our Constitutions to defend our freedoms, but hey, I'm no Mirski, so I'm not about to rant against black-robed oligarchs.
The fault, dear Brutus, lies neither in the stars nor the courts, but in our legislators.
Thus, caveat emptor.
Stop electing people who would pass such nonsense as Obamacare or redistricting which robs four seats of Pelham for the benefit of the Speaker's friends in Hudson.
As Reagan said in The Exorcist, "MAKE IT STOP!"
Make Legislators stop doing bad things and expecting the courts to correct their stupidity.