We learned in class today the Justice Scalia is an example of a textualist. This means, essentially, that, everything governmental should be covered in the Constitution, and if it isn't in there, it's not the Government's place to enforce acts...
He believes that the people of the country will hold the Congresspeople accountable, and if they (the Congresspeople) pass laws that the public disapproves of, then the people will vote in new congresspeople to replace them.
I must admit, I like that idea. It signifies exactly how I imagine a republic should work. Unfortunately, there was a greater voter turnout for the last American Idol than for the last election. Yes, I'm aware that children and non-citizens (and felons) are allowed to vote for the American Idol. Still, that's a shame.
Maybe things will change and people will hold their Congresspeople accountable for their actions, but until that time, I am thankful that there is a Judiciary in place to keep them from placing too much power in the Legislative or Executive Branches.