. . . was that after a long and bloody revolution fought in the name of freedom and against tyranny, they would place everyone' s freedom, and life itself, in the hands of five government lawyers with lifetime tenure. Or in some cases just one government lawyer with lifetime tenure if the nine-person Supreme Court happens to have a 4–4 ideological split on most issues.
That's what I've learned from the nonstop gabfest in the media over the past week about the impending decision by the black-robed deities of the Supreme Court on whether or not the Obammunists' Soviet-style healthcare nationalization scheme is "constitutional."