Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
Roberts wrote: "If you are among the many Americans -- of whatever sexual orientation -- who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today's decision. ... But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it."
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
The important point here is to insulate the Court from popular opinion, at least to an extent. If you elect judges you throw that out and the court loses it's effectiveness as a brake on the executive and the legislature
Don't be a grammar nazi - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book 1 #7
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK