Letters to the Editor

Susan Reinhard: Checks and balances

I’ve been reading with amusement and amazement (“ Judicial rule,” Nov. 6 letter) people’s reactions to the courts’ ability to overturn decisions.

I have to think that the bevy of excellent teachers in my past would shudder to hear the ignorance of the average voter, expressed so frequently. I was well taught by these professionals, and understand that there are three branches of government.

It surprises me that we only hear disgust at how the government works, when it actually works to overrule an unjust policy that falls in line with our views.

Whether we like it or not, the annals of history are rife with “activist judges” on both sides of the political spectrum. The framers of our democracy knew a thing or two about human nature.

Susan Reinhard

Raleigh

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