The U.S. Supreme Court—Public Enemy #1
That’s a pretty harsh charge and I understand that, but we have to understand a few things in order to have a conversation. First of all, let’s stop arguing about whether the court is a political entity or not. Of course it is and always has been. The Constitution itself is a political document and so are the laws Congress enacted and upon which the court deliberates. Second, the court has always found in favor of America’s founders and it’s no secret that they were white, slave-owning, racists who declared all men to be equal. Never mind that ‘all men’ (which I take to mean all humanity) disenfranchised the female half of Americans, counted owned-slaves as 3/5 of a man and ignored the native indigenous population. On June 21, 1788, the Constitution became the official framework of the government of the United States of America when New Hampshire became the ninth of 13 states to ratify it.
A flawed document from the beginning
Amendments were demanded during the occasionally furious ba…