Constitutionality Isn’t Black And White

Andrew Sullivan —  Mar 29 2012 @ 2:46pm
Aaron Carroll asks for some perspective:

I really wish people would stop acting so darn sure about whether the mandate is constitutional or no. You know what? I’m not sure. I think it seems reasonable, but I don’t profess to know it as truth. But you know what’s crazy? The Supreme Court justices can’t agree! That means the people who are actually in charge don’t even “know” if it’s constutitional. We have to wait until we can poll them and get a consensus before we “know”. And you know what will happen right after that? Half the country will start crowing about how they were “right” and treat the other half as if they were crazy.

Am I the only one who thinks that’s insane? If it’s 5-4 then even though 44% of the Supreme Court justices felt the opposite, they are “wrong”. And so is everyone who agreed.

Can we all develop a little humility here?