“Passion and prejudice govern the world; only under the name of reason” --John Wesley
For the most part, I have been "speechless" following the announcement of this decision.In thinking about it further, I think that this will be one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions affecting the lives of ordinary people since the Dred Scott decision. Many have used the term “ivory tower,” to describe the Supreme Court majority. I view it a tad differently. Consistent with what we know from writings around the time of the Constitutional Conventions, the Federalist Papers, the private papers of the Founding Fathers, and as reflected in the creation of the Electoral College, I think that they legitimately feel that the rich and powerful should do whatever is best for them, significantly because the masses are incapable of making large, responsible governance decisions, and that the benefits will trickle down to the masses. A corollary thought process is that if that if the ruling aka upper class did not know what is best for society, how else would they have become rich? The whole discussion is fascinating.