Sunday, December 12, 2010

A fundamental misunderstanding

We have a sitting Supreme Court Justice, Stephen Breyer, who has exhibited a fundamental misunderstanding about our system of governance. He has just come out with a book, whose title displays this misunderstanding, and whose contents reflect a flawed view of Constitutional jurisprudence.

The book? Making Our Democracy Work

Justice Breyer, I hate to be the one to break this to you, as you should have learned this in high school Civics class. We are not a Democracy. We never have been. We are a Constitutional Republic. Please try and remember that the next time you deign interpret a document you obviously do not understand.