OpEdNews - Article: America’s Supremes: Court Over Constitution
For OpEdNews: Stephen Lendman - Writer
America’s Supremes: Court Over Constitution - by Stephen Lendman
On October 13, 1932, in laying the Supreme Court Building’s cornerstone, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes said: “The Republic endures and this is the symbol of its faith.” The words “Equal Justice Under Law” adorn its west facade. Facing east is the motto “Justice, the Guardian of Liberty.” Since the Court’s 1789 establishment, these words belie its decisions, arguments, and “supreme” allegiance to power, not “We the people.”
Since its founding, privilege always counted most in America. The prevailing fiction then and now is that constitutional checks and balances restrain government, the founders having created an egalitarian country free from wealth and poverty extremes common most elsewhere.