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The title is a play on the statement by Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes, Jr., “If my fellow citizens want to go to Hell, I will help them…” Holmes is emblematic of the sort of Supreme Court we’ve had since the Progressives wallowed out of academia to tell us all how to live our lives in the 1890s. — deferential to legislatures, subservient of “the majority” to the detriment of those people who cut their own path (preferably without causing harm to others…)

It’s the sort of approach that John Roberts used in his decision allowing Obamacare to butt rape you on your taxes this year, while making your insurance choices more expensive and less attractive. “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices,” he wrote. No, it’s not…but it is their job to make sure laws are constitutional, not aligned with international legal opinion, not subject to the transient whims of the population; they are to apply constitutional limitations to the laws your elected would-be aristocracy pass.