The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include the new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Standing behind from left: Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Democrats Are Insane
Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to “heal” the court in the near future.
We’ve been to this rodeo before under Franklin Roosevelt and we all know what “heal” means. “Vote our way—or else.” Interpreting the Constitution according to the clear text and intent of the Founders and Framers is, according to the Leftists, some sort of disease that needs to be eradicated. More from the article, emphasis mine.
The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., referenced rulings by the court’s conservative majority in claiming it is suffering from some sort of affliction which must be remedied.
Here is the actual language used by these Leftists:
The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it,” the brief said. “Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be ‘restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics.’
This is yet another case of Democrat projection. The Quinnipiac poll they cite, claims that the majority of Americans believe the Supreme Court is increasingly motivated by politics. And they are right! But it’s the Democrats who insert politics into everything, including judicial appointments. Just look at what they did to Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh in order to keep a court make up favoring them.
What has them enraged, is that real Americans are fighting back against their nonsense and it’s driving them insane. They see President Trump making inroads with “their” minority base of Blacks and Hispanics. That’s why all of the sudden, racism has now become the number one threat to our society…or so they say.
This latest ploy by the Democrats is just more of the same, as they know that the Supreme Court might be slipping away from them for at least a generation. Inserting such a non-too-veiled threat in a brief in a gun control case not only demonstrates their panic at the direction the Court is going, but also reflects their darkest desire—to take firearms away from law abiding citizens—by force if necessary. Their message is quite clear, and directed primarily at Chief Justice Roberts, “Vote our way, or the court, whose reputation you turn yourself and the Constitution inside out to protect, will be totally destroyed.”
There’s a very good chance that Chief Justice Roberts will succumb to this threat, for the “good of the court and its ‘reputation.’” What he fails to realize, is that no matter what he decides on any of these cases, if given the chance, the Leftists are going to attempt to pack the court. They cannot afford to let it continue to become more conservative. They have seen the writing on the wall. President Trump is going to be reelected, thus likely giving him the opportunity to select another conservative Associate Justice, maybe two. They will do as they have since the 2020 election, disregard the clear will of the voters and do whatever it takes to come out on top.
These people never quit. They are flat out insane. If they cannot win at the ballot box, they attempt to subvert the simple exercise of properly elected government by bogging it down with legal injunctions. When those ultimately fail at the highest level, they threaten to radically alter the makeup of the Supreme Court to get their way. Along the way, they radicalize their base followers to the point that they commit unspeakable violence as in El Paso and Dayton and Charlottesville—then they blame Conservatives.
This nonsense has to stop. 2020 needs to be a blowout for Republicans. If we allow the Democrats to regain power, they will surely destroy the Republic. This isn’t just about the Second Amendment. This is about Democrat desire to disarm the populace as their first step on the road to absolute control.
Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.
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