I’ve already railed against holier-than-thou constitutional conservatives who ignore the Constitution in their obsessive drive to rid the nation of Obamacare. Never mind that the Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress, signed by President Obama, upheld by the Supreme Court and, by virtue of Obama’s reelection in 2012, the American people. But we are a visual society. Therefore, I tip my hat to Time magazine for this week’s cover, which sums up in one great cover the principle at stake in the health-care fight, the government shutdown and the looming debt-ceiling showdown.

(Photograph by Brooks Kraft-Corbis for Time)
(Photograph by Brooks Kraft-Corbis for Time)

Majority rule is the underpinning of our democracy. That so-called constitutional conservatives are hellbent on undermining that principle makes them actually more dangerous than the man they irrationally and erroneously believe is “not following the Constitution.”

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Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.