The Constitution of the United State of America does not expressly give the Supreme Court the power to declare unconstitutional the acts of the President or the acts of the Legislative branch.
The Supreme Court has the clear constitutional power to rule over any lessor federal court or the acts of state courts, but it does not have power over the other two coequal branches of the federal government.
This assertion that the Supreme Court is not supreme in all matters is shocking to modern thinking. It was not always so.
The erroneous claim of that superior power over the other two branches of the government was made by the Supreme Court itself, under John Marshall, early on and it was monumentally wrong.
That wrong turn has brought us slowly to today and the heated fight over the selection of a next high Lord to rule over us.
The Supreme Court now makes the law from thin air and we are forced by the threat of violence to comply with the wishes of its members.
The intent and clear wording of the constitution was that law would be made by congress and enforced by the president.
The people, by their votes for the president and the congress, would then right any wrongs committed by those two branches.
The Supreme Court would only concern itself with the legal matters of all lessor federal and state courts.
The reason that the fight over the next appointment of a justice for the Supreme Court will be so bitter is that so much of our own daily lives rides on this appointment decision.
A new justice should not be this important and it would not be if the people had asserted themselves when Marshall started the chain to ruin.
At the end of the day, the people of the United States will have to fix this or become content to live under the tyranny of nine robed people who do not represent us and are beyond the reach of our ballot box.
Sometime, somewhere, out there in the distant years, if armed rebellion comes again with all the horrors it may bring to my grandchildren, at the heart of the cause will be Marshall's error.
Gary Pichon, Marble Hill