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Saturday, March 31, 2007

 

RULES MORE IMPORTANT THAN PERSONALITIES

I think the thoughts that Walter E. Williams has are brilliant, must be way I read him a lot.

This article has to deal with the role the Supreme Court has in making laws. In particular, the role lobbyists play in our government. Williams essentially boils down the role of congress to a football team, and of course (as he does in all of his articles it seems), economics.

His conclusion of the role the Supreme Court now plays fits perfectly with our recent discussions involving FDR and how he stacked the court. Professor Eubanks discussion of jurisprudence also comes into play. If we had a Court which held previous decisions true and did not "flip flop" on decisions, then stacking the court would not be an issue. Then, if Congress wanted to impose a law that favored a group (such as farmers (see "Economics & Government" blog) or sugar beet farmers), they would have to add an amendment to the Constitution. Thus, putting earmarks in budget bills favoring one group over another, might stop. Of course, what then would our Congressmen and women do all day?

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