If you believe in “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” recent days have not been good for the health of the republic. First, a judge stopped Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law, and the Obama administration is threatening to sue the state. Second, another judge just struck down California’s Proposition 8, which bans gay “marriage.”
Our leaders believe they know better than the people and feel free to frustrate the popular will on core issues at every turn. Judges, not the people, seem to have the last word in society. If this state of affairs persists, what recourse do the people have, short of revolution?