We as Americans like to think that, at the end of the day, no matter how much elected officials try to impose tyranny upon us, the Courts will stand up for our rights and balance the legislature and executive branches with good ole fashioned constitutional beat downs.
Yet, if that was the case, decisions like Heller v DC and MacDonald v Chicago would have been decided by the Supreme Court by 9-0 rulings in favor of the 2nd Amendment. Yet, the result in actuality is that the 2nd Amendment still exists in America because of a single vote.
Why is that? Because judges are not paragons of infallibility…they are simply people who SHOULD follow the Constitution but when it comes down to it are just as likely to ignore their oath as a politician is. And speaking of politicians, on the Federal level, judges are appointed BY politicians.
At this point we have to look at who is doing the appointing. Recently, since the Democrats changed the rules in order to hijack the process and force all of Obama’s left wing radicals through with no ability by Republicans to filibuster and actually force the question of whether they are qualified or, you know, BELIEVE in the US Constitution, the makeup of the Federal Court system has had a diametric shift.