Societies would be in trouble if the majority could do whatever they wanted because quite frankly our human nature isn't very good. We would make decisions based on our selfish desires which could negatively affect those in the minority.
This is why our founding fathers adopted a Bill of Rights and a U.S. Constititution. These documents didn't benefit them personally instead they unselfishly framed principles they deemed would establish a successful nation. These documents are to be adhered to in governing our country. With this in mind, we can't do whatever we want because our core ideologies established by our forefathers guides what is and what isn't acceptable.
Our problem as a nation is that both the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution have been watered down to fit the culture of the times. This takes away from its effectiveness as who can respect these documents when they are no longer honored as our country's foundation. It's impossible to lean on a moving object and that's our problem here. Watering down something always causes it to lose its integrity...it's basic physics. I believe the success of our nation is directly tied to our ability to abide by the covenants our forefather's established. Anyone who reads the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution can't help but be in awe as to their genious.
Let me wrap up with this; our forefathers would be crying if they saw what we're doing today; all of their sacrifices for naught. If we allow the Supreme Court to continue down the path of watering down our Constitution to meet the supposed needs of our times, our nation will fall.