Thursday, March 29, 2012

They're People

There's a difference between "Scalia is a corrupt hack" and "with what army"-style delegitimizing of the legitimate constitutional power of the Court. Elites need to earn their respect, especially elites who face neither voters nor any other realistic check on potential corruption and hackery. Frankly about the only realistic check on the power of Supremos is their potential concern that people on the internets might be mean to them in furious blog posts. If elites want us to respect elite institutions they should do a better job of policing their own. Instead they try to police us.