Today is the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that Japanese-Americans can be held in internment camps.
People always assume that the Supreme Court’s ruling is always right, just and Constitutional. By doing so, you are also assuming two things about the Supreme Court of the United States:
1. That morality is static. That society’s code of ethics and notion of what is actually right and wrong never shifts.
2. The Justices of the SCOTUS have perfect moral aptitude at all times.
Both of these would have to be true in order for the conclusion that the SCOTUS is infallible but we know both of these to be false, therefore we can’t conclude that the SCOTUS is always right.
We’re going to start talking about the Great Depression in history class soon…
Give me some libertarian/austrian logic to spit back at my teacher
This was a good talk on the myths of the Great Depression: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6GOkL5oYGQ