This from Orrin Hatch (R-UT) in today’s Deseret News

“This is what happens when judges mistake themselves for legislators,” he said. “They discover previously unknown rights in constitutional texts. While falsely asserting fidelity to enduring constitutional principles, they substitute their own idiosyncratic notions of right and wrong for the judgments of the people.”

Why have people (particularly on the far right) forgotten that the role of the courts is to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority? The “judgements of the people” are NOT always right…there would be no right to vote for women or blacks in this country if the voice of the people had won the day, no interracial marriages, no civil rights at all for any minority populations. Is that what it is? Is a guy like Orrin Hatch just afraid that his white male power can no longer dictate what is right and wrong to the unclean masses below him?

REAL quote of the day:

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.