Great job security. Check. Nice salary. Check. Get to be your own boss. Check. Sounds like an awesome, no-stress job, right? Maybe if you don’t have a conscience. As a Supreme Court Justice, your opinions will significantly affect the lives of all Americans, either for better or for worse. A recent decision involving California’s “three strikes” law resulted in a mentally disturbed man having to serve a decades-long prison sentence for stealing a few children’s videotapes.
We don’t know about you, but having that sort of impact on somebody’s life would stress us out. Of course, if we thought it was okay for a mentally disturbed man to spend thirty years in prison for stealing videotapes, maybe it wouldn’t stress us out at all. Somebody should ask Scalia if he’s stressed out or if he ever thinks about that guy rotting away in prison for stealing Free Willy.