“Judges might be appointed by a minority of people, tho’ by a majority, of the States, which could not be justified on any principle.”
—James Madison, July 21, 1787
Fast forward 233 years:
The GOP’s Senate “majority” has confirmed 200 judges since 2017–the highest total in a POTUS’ 1st term since Carter.
This Senate majority reps 15M fewer people than the Democrats’ Senate minority.
AKA: A minority of people tho’ a majority of states choose our federal judges.
A minority rules the majority.
That’s no metaphor. That’s an objective, undeniable fact.
The fewer rule the more.
And let’s be clear:
This is not what the Father of the Constitution—James Madison—wanted. At all.