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."
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
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
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?
I always love the criticism of "unelected judges," as if they spontaneously appear from the wild and take over our nation.
One of you will end up here next!
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