WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE SUPREME COURT . . . ? EASY ANSWER:
The Justices Of The Supreme Court Are All Lawyers. They all Went from School to Law Practice, to Sitting in Judgment of People they Could in a Million Years Never Relate-To . . . Even if they Weren’t Born or Raised from Privilege.
How Quickly We Forget From Where We’ve Come.
When Shakespeare Wrote In Henry VI . . . “The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All The Lawyers”, it Wasn’t a Call to Murder Lawyers, but it was Statement even then, of the Value or Valuelessness of Lawyers . . . Some 400-Years Ago.
What Has Changed?
When I Was In University Circa 1968/69, I was Compelled to Study Philosophy, which Included Socrates, Plato & Aristotle . . . Each of Whom Established the Basis for Philosophical Thought Some 500-Years Before The Birth Of Christ, which Led to “Critical Thinking” of More Modern European Philosophers whom I was Also Compelled to Study.
Let Me State This As A Clear Understanding . . . I Hated Philosophy, I Hated The Philosophers & I Aced The Course.
Go Figure . . . That in Philosophy at the University Level, an Elective Course which I was Compelled to Take, Which I Disdained, I Graduated at the Top of my Class, Equal to a Civics Course which I Loved, Where I Set a New Standard in Debating, which I Believe was (Both) because of my Rabbinical Studies.
As Someone who Studied Torah & Some of the Talmud at the Yeshiva (Rabbinical College), where I Attended in Montreal, I was Well Versed in the Concept that No Thought is Absolute Other than the Thought of God, and Even there, there was Room for Debate, Since the Foundational Teaching of Judaism is to Debate Everything to Better Understand Life and the Mind & Will of God . . . So I Wasn’t A Stranger To The Critical Thought Process. Which is Why I Look Contemptuously at the Critical Race Theory Promulgating Communist American Academics.
NOTHING IS MORE ELITIST THAN MORAL & INTELLECTUAL SUPERIORITY:
My Personal View Of Most If Not All The Philosophers . . . was and still is – that They & Their Theories were Mentally Deranged, Much of Which were Based Upon the Plato Theory of the Philosopher King, where the Average Person is Not Suitably Intelligent to Think for Himself in Terms of Life through Governance. And there Must be a Philosopher Above all Other Philosophers who Does Have the Thought-Ability to see the World . . . In Ways Foreign To The Less Intelligent.
One Of The Other Beliefs Of The Philosopher Kings Was In Equity, where all People Regardless of their Abilities to do Better or Worse – had to be Equal in Order to Live in a Harmonious Society, where the Philosopher Kings could and would Guide & Nurture a Non-Competitive Gentler Society . . . In Other Words – The Philosopher Kings Would Create A Shangri-La For All Living Things.
TO A RIGHT-THINKING PERSON . . . ONE PLUS ONE EQUALS TWO:
To The Believers In Critical Thinking . . . There are Multiple Ways to Arrive at One Plus One to Equal Two, With the Possibility, that in Some Other Universe or Dimension, One Plus One Does Not Necessarily Arrive at the Conclusion of Two, since in their World of Thinking, Everything is Possible & More or Less Must be Acceptable.
No One Could Know How Many Angels Could Dance On The Head Of A Pin, Regardless, It Doesn’t Stop Them From Debating.
In The Real World . . . With People who Wake-Up Each Morning Knowing they have to Provide for Themselves & Family, that they Need to Excel to Get Ahead, or Simply Work to Keep what they Have . . . These People Couldn’t Give A Damn About How Many Angels Can Dance On The Head Of A Pin.
And For The Average Person . . . Shangri-La Doesn’t Exist. And Heaven Or Hell Is What Humanity Makes Of It.
NOW ENTER THE JUDICIARY . . . THE SUPREME COURT OF AMERICA:
The Jurists on the Supreme Court of America & Canada will Want to Believe, or More Precisely . . . will Want us to Believe that they are Grounded Citizens Just like You & Me, When Nothing could be Further from the Truth.
Supreme Court Judges in the United States are APPOINTED for Life, and Unless by Extreme Circumstance CANNOT be Removed. These are People who are Extremely Well Paid, Protected & Insulated from all the People to Whom they Sit in Judgment.
They Have No Concept Of What Real Life Is All About To Real People.
These Are Our Philosopher Kings . . . Who Have Morphed From Being Referees To Guarantee Fair Constitutional Play . . . to Being Determiners of How Many Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Pin.
THINK OF THIS . . .
It’s The Fourth Down In The Superbowl’s Final Game. The Play Just Ended, the Ball is Less than a Yard from the End Zone & There’s Only One Second Left on the Play Clock. And the Offense is Down by 5-Points.
The Question Is This . . . Did the Advancing Team Get the Ball Over the Ten Yard Limit to Get a First Down, And The Final Kick At The Can To Win Or Lose The Super Bowl?
But Instead Of Calling In The Tape To Measure If The Advancing Team Made The 10-Yards (First Down) . . . The Referees Debate whether the Offensive Team Merited a Final Try for the Touchdown, Based on How Well they Played Overall, How Rich the Team Owners Were, How Much Bigger or Smaller their Players Were than the Opposition, Who the Stars Were on Each Team, the Ability of Individual Players Such as the Quarter Back, which Team had the Highest Annual Attendance, who had the Best TV Contract, Endorsements – Etc-Etc-Etc.
Or Did the Defenders Show Enough Merit to Stop the Game & Give the Win to the Defense Because they were Somehow Disadvantaged Because of all or Some of the Above Based Criteria of Critical Theory?
As Asinine As This Example Is . . . Welcome To The Thought Process Of The Supreme Court’s Philosopher Kings.
SO IN ANSWER TO THE TITLE OF THIS EDITORIAL:
The Beauty Of The American Constitution Is In Its Simplicity . . . That you Don’t Have to be a Scholar or a Philosopher to Read & Understand the Clear Intent of the Framers, which Separates the American Charter of Rights, Freedoms & Liberties from Every Other Constitution that Exists Today and Has Ever Existed, to the Point that the American Constitution was NOT Written for the Benefit of the Rulers . . . As MUCH As It Was Written For The Benefit Of The People.
However . . . Like Everything Else In Life, if the Thing of Value is Not Protected, Respected & Nurtured, that Thing . . . Whether Biological or Inanimate will Eventually Wither & Die.
Thus . . . There Is No Worthy Third Rail In American Politics . . . Any-More Than There Is An Honest Government.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov