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Supreme Court is the left's new Trump
Having convinced themselves that Democrats will cream President Trump next year thanks to ballot harvesting, the left has moved to remove the last obstacle to their total control of our country, which was a constitutional republic until January 20, 2021’s installation of Biden in the White House.
The left now attacks the Supreme Court.
Democrats want to give Congress control of the court by creating an ethics commission of some sort. That’s like Jack the Ripper calling for knife control.
If such a commission does not work, assassination is not outside the left’s ken. Justice Samuel Alito flat out raised that possibility when asked about the leak of his draft of the decision that overturned Roe.
Readers must understand that we now have a government of the government by the government and for the government.
The deep state preferred Bidden because he allowed the deep state to run the government as he appointed tokens and flunkies to his Cabinet who know not how to run their departments. This means Civil Service-protected lifers — not Congress or the Cabinet secretaries — will decide whether you can have a gas stove.
The agency is not the Department of Energy but the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Its concern is not that gas stoves will blow up but that children might somehow develop asthma by eating meals cooked on gas stoves instead of electric. This is all based on one peer-reviewed paper in a little known journal.
The gas stove regulation shows the power of every agency in government. The lockdowns, the mask edicts and the vaccine mandates show our government cares nothing about the public, which it treats as a cat treats a mouse — something to play with until the cat gets bored and kills it.
The only thing that stands between the people and a totalitarian government now is the Supreme Court. Trump beefed it up with three conservative justices which means even if one dies or resigns, the court will have conservative majority.
The left, though, is willing to hasten death or resignation in order to regain control of the Supreme Court, which it had enjoyed since the days of FDR. Don’t fall for the argument that Republican presidents appointed many of the justices on the liberal court because every one of them needed confirmation by a Democrat Senate with the exception of Chief Justice Earl Warren.
Well-timed retirements enabled conservatives eventually to regain a 5-4 majority until Antonin Scalia’s death made it a 4-4 court. Mitch McConnell kept Obama from breaking that tie with the detestably partisan Merrick Garland. Trump got to pick his successor and Anthony Kennedy’s as well, maintaining a 5-4 majority. When Ruth Bader Ginsburg finally kicked the bucket, Trump made the majority 6-3.
Having used the court to shove their agenda for a half-century, the left now seeks to de-legitimize it. Everything and everyone are disposable to Marxists in their quest for power.
The Wall Street Journal reported, “Justice Samuel Alito: ‘This Made Us Targets of Assassination.’”
The story began, “Justice Samuel Alito was supposed to speak to law students at George Mason University in Arlington, Va., but when they showed up, he wasn’t there. ‘That Alito was speaking via closed circuit from a room at the Supreme Court seven miles away, rather than in person, was a sign these are not normal times,’ the Washington Post reported. The Post didn’t explain what made the ‘times’ abnormal.
“It wasn’t a lingering fear of Covid-19. In a mid-April interview in his chambers, Justice Alito fills us in on the May 12, 2022, event: ‘Our police conferred with the George Mason Police and the Arlington Police and they said, It’s not a good idea. He shouldn’t come here. . . . The security problems will be severe. So I ended up giving the speech by Zoom,’ he says. ‘Still, there were so many protesters and they were so loud that you could hear them.”
This was the result of the leak of the reversal of Roe. Someone leaked his draft opinion and this put six justices in danger. Police arrested a man who was in Brett Kavanaugh’s yard intent on his assassination — to be followed by two others.
As it was, noisy protesters broke the law and marched at three justices’s homes. Police never enforced the laws banning such protests.
Now Democrats are counterfeiting ethics complaints against Neil Gorsuch, John Roberts and of course, Clarence Thomas, whose skin color has especially discombobulated Democrats who fear he will become a role model for black children. One in four Democrat votes now come from black people. Without them and ballot harvesting, the party is as dead as the Mugwumps.
I’m no lawyer. Glenn Harlan Reynolds of Instapundit fame is.
He wrote, “The Supreme Court has ruled against the left on guns and abortion and is expected to strike down affirmative action any day now.
“Thus it must be delegitimized in any way possible.
“Just as the breathless coverage of the (entirely fake) stories of Donald Trump cavorting with Russian hookers in Moscow convinced some people that with so much smoke there must be fire.”
In DC, where there is smoke, there is dry ice from the CIA and the FBI.
My favorite senator, John Kennedy, said, “Americans may be poor under the Biden administration, but they are not stupid. They know what's going on here.”
What is going on is Democrats trying to extort the court.
Kennedy said, “Why? You don’t need to be Einstein’s cousin to figure it out. They aren’t getting their way. So, they want to change the rules, but the Constitution isn’t a game, folks. And now, some Democrats want Congress to override the Supreme Court of the United States and apply rules to its justices.
“The constitutional separation of powers means that no branch of the federal government can dictate how another should govern itself. . . . This is to protect the people from abuse. The framers insulated the federal judiciary from political control to ensure that the justices would decide cases impartially, impartially—without fear of the kind of retaliation that fills the pages of some—not all, but some—left-of-Lenin Democrats’ playbook.”
The justices, too, are resisting the Mob tactics by the Democrat mob.
Lawyer Thomas Jipping of the Heritage Foundation wrote, “All nine current justices signed a lengthy Statement on Ethics Principles and Practices explaining how they approach ethical questions, including in ways that necessarily differ from lower court judges.
“The more serious problem, however, is that these bills would then allow anyone to file a complaint that a Supreme Court justice has allegedly violated some provisions of such a code.”
Sarah Palin resigned as governor after she had to defend herself against 28 unfounded ethics complaints. The legal fees nearly bankrupted her.
Jipping wrote, “Listen closely and you might hear the left preparing action alerts, fundraising appeals, and hysterical tweets urging their minions to start preparing those complaints.
“Think that’s paranoid?
“Starting even before Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, no fewer than 83 complaints were filed with the court on which he previously sat. That was just practice for what would come under these bills.”
Even if the complaints don’t force justice to leave the court, the complaints may lead to more recusals.
While everyone looks to Dobbs — the overturning of Roe — the real force behind Democrat efforts to eliminate the court is the post-Trump court’s willingness to take the deep state on. That is why West Virginia v. EPA was a bigger case than Dobbs because the court told the deep state NO! That word was a red flag waved at these bulls. Hence the attempt to rein in the courts on ethics by unethical Democrats.
The big test of whether the court caves to deep state pressure comes this year in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo.
National Review reported, “The case involves Loper Bright Enterprises, a family‐owned herring fishing company that operates in New England waters. A National Marine Fisheries Service regulation requires that herring fishing boats allow an additional person on board to serve as a monitor, tracking compliance with federal regulations. The monitor’s salary must be paid by the fishing company being monitored, reducing fishing profits in a business where margins are tight.
“Loper Bright Enterprises and other fishing companies sued to challenge the rule, saying the Magnuson-Stevens Act doesn’t mention payment of the monitor, but the district court ruled against the industry.”
Because she heard (but did not help decide) the case in circuit court, Ketanji Brown Jackson recused herself, which should lead to a 6-2 spanking of the Commerce Department and the rest of the deep state. We shall see.
I don’t see why Ketanji Brown Jackson felt the need to recuse herself. Perhaps that is tradition.
The cliché is said that judges should be like Caesar’s wife — above suspicion. But Caesar set that standard to get rid of his wife. He had no problem galivanting around Egypt with Cleopatra, did he?
Recusals should be up to the judge. I offer as evidence Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co.
Massey’s CEO at the time, Don Blankenship, ran an independent campaign against Democrat Justice Warren McGraw, which helped elect Republican Brent Benjamin.
Caperton argued that because of that, Benjamin should recuse himself. He didn’t. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that he should have and sent the case back to be reheard by the West Virginia Supreme Court, which again ruled in Massey’s favor — which was merely that the case belonged in the Virginia courts, not West Virginia.
The high court’s ruling was a waste of time but it set a precedent — a very dangerous one because it gave Democrats ammo to use against individual justices.