- Feb 10, 2005
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- Montgomery, Al
Thomas Jefferson rebuffed the notion that the Supreme Court’s judges should be the “ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions.” He wrote that it is “a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps.”
The final arbiter should be the states themselves, the people. Of which the Republic is formed.
An interesting perspective: