Democracy and Mobs in the Street Aren’t Equivalent

Theoretically the United States democracy is a representative republic, hence mobs in the streets aren’t the preferred way of working political opinion and the will of the people. The Congress has representatives of the people; elected representatives, that get first crack at making laws. It seems as if people aren’t contented with that these days goaded on by media cameras. The second amendment plainly provides for gun ownership.

People have written reminders that the founders allowed for constitutional amendments if the people want that, neither is that process accomplished through mob demonstrations in the streets, trails, parks or waterways. Courts must enforce the constitution. Democrats in the judiciary sometimes act as if they could interpret the constitution in any way they prefer; as if it were the intellectual equivalent of Silly Putty, and that making bad precedents ends the debate. That is known as judicial activism. Unfortunately that method conflicts with truth, language and logic over time, and requires correction.