I respect you War but I have a huge issue with your statement on judges. You are using phrases like judge of the people, and judge of the wealthy and judge of the corporations. My one test for judges is simple. What does the law say, and will rulings be based on what the law actually say.
Let me say, I try to respect all to a point, or at least try to be civil, but I feel free to express my thoughts on the USSC etc. Way back in my youth, we had this fanciful ideal that the Supreme Court was a non-biased branch of the US Government. There to right wrongs and dispense justice like the Lady out side the court. Years later, we know this is not true. If it was true, we would not see the political Shenanigans that take place today. There is a reason for that, and that is to influence the direction of the country and its citizens to mold them to political and religious ideologies that the party at the time in power when a vacancy occurs always does with the new justice. Now I do not know who said it first, but I do know Trump said and it is well recorded that he would submit his pick to the Heritage Foundation for approval.
Now in case somehow someone does not know of the Foundation and its ideals, trust me they are not Liberal, nor maybe even rational according to ones views. I have been around awhile and it seems to me that new flood of money let loose by Citizens United did nothing to help our Democratic Process which was already corrupted by vast amounts of wealth pouring in to our elections for many years. Of course our corrupted Congress with both sides participating allowed this corruption to spread like a virus. We have had a Conservative majority on the court for about 40 years. The Donald is a man of change to hear him. I ask is his solution to replace Scalia change? To say it is, is not reality, to hope the common man will get blind justice is a pipe dream which not one Democrat believes. I have said many times that the New justice is the big issue of this election. I am sure you realize why. I say it is time for change to keep us little people from getting short changed for another 40 years.
I do plead guilty of being a Liberal type, but hopefully not a dumb type. As I said maybe not so gracefully, I know when I am being screwed. Trump and his use of the corrupt system proves his sense of justice does not include the Little People. Does anyone remember Leona Helmsley from New York who so famously said "Only the little people pay taxes" I will just bet that Donald believes that philosophy, how could he not?