27 states sued the federal government to NOT have Obamcare imposed upon them on the precept that it was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court took it upon themselves to rewrite both Obamacare AND the Constitution in order to not declare it so and then had the unmitigated gall to then state that it was not the duty of the Supreme Court to protect us from the consequences of making bad decisions. In that sense, they were saying that it not their job to protect us from elected officials who vote for unconstitutional laws.
Yes it is.
That is one of the built-in checks on the usurpation of power by the federal government that is part of the way our government was set up. The Supreme Court IS supposed to reign in both Congress AND the President when either of them try to do things that were not allowed as one of their restricted 17 duties in the Constitution. Otherwise, why bother having a Supreme Court at all? We would be as well served by a large robot with a rubber stamp that always stamps “approved” on everything it is fed.
27 states whose legislatures were stirred enough to join in a lawsuit to try to get back some of the usurped power. Only need 7 more to initiate a Constitutional Convention and then shut that black hole of DC down. Seven short of stopping the spendathon of Washington.
Might even be enough to just come close with the threat of it to make Congress actually fix their own activities and our problems. And then we actually COULD grow ourselves out of this economic cliff that we are being impelled towards. It would only take capping the spending to a small increase every year to be out of the woods in a decade. If we could cap the spending and cut taxes both, we would have to endure the inconvenience of a fall in unemployment, government dependence, and government power and would have a booming economy. Rather than an exploding one.