Friday, April 6, 2012

Obama's fallacy

Obama accused the Supreme Court of ‘judicial activism’ (unfairness) for questioning the constitutionality of a law that he says, “was passed by a majority of a democratically elected Congress.” This is a false accusation and he knows it. He is relying on listeners to agree with the tacit premise that “if it was decided by elected officials it must be constitutional.” However, this is a misleading. Just because a majority rallies behind a law does not mean it complies with the Constitution. That’s why we have a Supreme Court make sure our constitutional rights aren’t overtaken by mob rule.


Apollo said...

The former Constitutional professor needs a refresher in the difference between a Republic and a Democracy. Obama's stance is akin to the - two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner - allegory.

Bill Robertson said...

I believe he already knows the difference ..he’s relying on us not to so he can make the court look like the bad guy. That’s why I think its deception.