"When, after having examined in detail the organization of the Supreme Court, one comes to consider in sum the prerogatives that have been given it, one discovers without difficulty that a more immense judicial power has never been constituted in any people."
Alexis de Tocqueville
[Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel, le Comte de Tocqueville] (1805-1859) French historian
Democracy in America, 1835
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A social experiment gone awry. The entire judicial system (following the Supreme Court's example) completely left any semblance of the founder's original intent, natural law, common law, Constitutional law or anything that would end in a just administration, operation or outcome. The Supreme Court is just one of the harmonized body politic (no separation of powers) almost indistinguishable from the executive, legislative, judicial, corporate and media expression whole. The Supreme Court doesn't even pretend to operate at law (even legal positivism) - it operates under a mask of legal realism = (what ever they make up that minute is what goes) A government of men as is averse to a body politic at law.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Jim k, Austin      
    Through/by the laws of nature our Creator provides, with/when Common law is observed, very little "private interpretation" is needed. Foundational doctrines supply the "underpinning" in passing any judgement concerning, "understanding" of original intent, that of our Declaration and its Constitutional Defence to act.
    The Trump Era restoration has begun, nationwide. and that with a very good start. MAGA, not said lightly. Grass roots.
    Semper Fi
     -- Ronw13, OR     
    The socialist 'revolution' of America is being carried out administratively from within. Armies of lawyers and their staffs, work tirelessly behind the scenes, monopolizing 'due process' itself, re-writing statutes, extending their jurisdiction, extorting high fees and a share of the spoils, placing themselves as authorities and enforcers of the law.

    My childhood friend is now a lawyer and describes his work: "I sue people." Lawyers need defendants, or they sue people -- that's what they do for money, and they demand the highest fees because the legal fraternity is a private monopoly, lawyers may not practice without their certification.

    Socialism is a lawyer's dream! Social justice warriors defend their dependencies and call them 'rights' with armies of lawyers ready to 'defend' them. Their so-called rights, though, are a claim to the fruits of other people's labors, and without lawyers to sue me for not contributing my 'fair share' (as they have defined it), their only other alternative would be to take it from me by force themselves. That perversion of the law is the very process that feeds the Leviathan.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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