The Court is back in session.
You may be seated.
Over the course of the past few months, many different Supreme Court cases have been presented to you in order to prove whether or not the Court is as just as it seems to be.
So, let’s review:
In Buck v. Bell, the Supreme Court decided that certain undesirable people can be forcibly sterilized as it pertains to the public’s interest.
In Imbler v. Pachtman, the Supreme Court upheld judicial immunity, perpetuating its own tyrannical powers and betraying the idea of “no one is above the law.”
In Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court established the infamous precedent of “separate but equal.” A sentiment that allowed racism to flourish until the 1960’s.
In Virginia v. Loving, the Supreme Court finally allowed interracial couples to marry, after continuously upholding bans against it.
Provided with these facts we can conclude that the Supreme Court of the United States of America is guilty of injustice against the people of the United States.
To understand the reasons behind this corruption we must analyze the formation of the Court. The justices serve a life term in good standing. This solidifies the idea of “Tyranny of the Majority”, first explained by Toqueville. In the Court, if a simple majority (5) believes in a certain ideology, they will shape policy for a generation.
Nevertheless, we must give credit where credit is due. Without the Supreme Court, the integration of schools would not have occurred (Brown v. Board of Education). Without the Supreme Court, one man, one vote would not be an ideal (Baker v. Carr). Without the Supreme Court, the first amendment would be in shambles (West Virginia v. Barnett, Texas v. Johnson, New York Times v. United States of America). Without the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage would still be banned (Obergefell v. Hodges).
Perhaps, at the end of the day, the Supreme Court has made great progress in the name of equality and justice.
But WE THE PEOPLE must decide whether or not the benefits outweigh the risk.
It is beyond a shadow of a doubt that reform is long overdue.
A court that runs rampant, wielding judicial review, which is not mentioned in the Constitution but established by Marbury v. Madison, poses a danger to United States citizens’ unalienable rights.
During the current political climate the Supreme Court has fallen to the wayside. After Gorsuch’s recent appointment, the Court has once again faded from the headlines, as it always does.
But, we can’t let this happen.
For an institution that operates in the dark, away from the investigative light of the media, acts with absolute power.
And as we know, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
So, after the past few months, I ask you to make your decision as all Americans must. After reviewing the facts, after analyzing the cases, does the Supreme Court act on your behalf?
Does the Supreme Court still serve its intended purpose?
My answer: no.
The case is closed on the Court: guilty as charged.
15 Nov. 2017
A CASE AGAINST THE COURT