The decisions of the Supreme Court and the lower federal courts over the past decade have frustrated and annoyed just about everyone – liberals, conservatives and moderates (whatever they are) – and it appears that nobody is quite sure how much the will of the people actually counts when the courts seem determined to continually overturn longstanding interpretations.
Suddenly we live in a nation where pretty much anyone can marry anyone, everybody has a right to pack heat and stockpile an arsenal, corporations are people, spending on campaigns is virtually unlimited and reporting requirements for campaign spending are minimal.
All of this is supposedly based on constitutional rights (interpretations of Amendments 1, 2, and 14), but the courts never seem to give a final answer regarding the scope and meaning of the rulings. The decisions always leave one or two questions unanswered so that people will have to return to the court system to seek clarification.
When will the courts start respecting the will of the people and allow us to get back to being a nation that feels that our Congress (dreadful as it is) actually has some authority and will not be continually overruled by innovating judges?