JUST FIVE DAYS AGO BEFORE THE PASSING OF JUSTICE SCALIA DICK MORRIS REMINDED US OF THIS MOMENTUS SUPREME CURT DECISION
The selection of the next President has just taken a turn into seriousness that it heretofore lacked. The Lexington Libertarian mentioned this in a previous post – that the next President could be making an unprecedented 5 Supreme Court nominations. But that was a concern of the future,.
Today, this moment, we are faced with a monumental decision with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. If we let Obama nominate and the Senate confirms his nomination we could be looking at releasing the roadblock to the Liberal Left’s agenda that has been thwarted by Justice Scalia on the Court.
The far Left that is the Democrat Party led by Obama would like to restrict religious liberty, muzzle free speech and gut the 2nd Amendment. They have been unable to get this agenda by a barely Conservative Supreme Court with Justice Scalia providing the key vote in many 5 to 4 decisions.
If Obama is allowed to appoint a Left-leaning new Justice those 5 to 4 decisions will now go the other way, in his favor.
Are you ready to accept the outlawing of all fossil fuels? Are you ready to accept abortion mandated in all hospitals and all healthcare and health insurance? Are you ready for Health Speech Laws that will fine and/or jail you for speaking out against Jihadists and Sharia Law Islamists? Are you ready to give up your 2nd Amendment rights?
REALLY, ARE YOU GOING TO TURN IN YOUR GUNS?
If you are not then you had better get behind the move to stop President Obama from appointing Antonin Scalia’s replacement. Rarely in our history has a President appointed a Supreme Court Justice in the waning hours of his Presidency.
Look how the Democrats responded in 2007.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is describing current GOP calls to let the next president make a Supreme Court nomination “obstructionism”, but in 2007 Schumer said, “I will do everything in my power to prevent one more ideological ally from joining (Justices John) Roberts and (Samuel) Alito,” and recommended the Senate, “should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court except in extraordinary circumstances.”
“The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society on July 27, 2007.
“With respect to the Supreme Court at least, I will recommend to my colleagues that we should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court except in extraordinary circumstances.”
“I will do everything in my power to prevent one more ideological ally from joining (John) Roberts and (Samuel) Alito on the court,” Schumer later added.
On Saturday the Republican leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said the selection of the next justice to replace deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia should fall to the next president.
On Sunday, Schumer called McConnell’s actions “obstructionism.”
“Here, he doesn’t even know who the president’s going to propose and he says ‘no we’re not having hearings, we’re not going to go forward’ – to leave the Supreme Court vacant for 300 days in a divided time. This kind of obstructionism isn’t going to last,” Schumer told ABC’s This Week.
We are in the midst of a Presidential election, one where nominees from both Parties will be brand new people. While we are this close to the election let’s let the people decide in what direction they want their Supreme Court to ideologically go.
WILL THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP FINALLY GET SOME BALLS?
This is what presidential elections are all about, Supreme Court justices. This is going to add a new focus to the presidential campaign. Even though Supreme Court nominations already are an integral part, this is going to hyperfocus it. It’s going to eliminate it even more greatly. The reason that that’s important is because there is yet another opportunity, and there have been many of them, and this is a great opportunity for the Republican Party once again to contrast itself with the Democrats. Who would the Democrats pick, what kind of justices, and what does it lead to, versus the justices that conservatives would pick. So it’s gonna be a big deal.
So, anticipating — and believe me here, folks, when I tell you, there is no compromise candidate, there is no meeting halfway. That’s not who Obama is. It’s not who the Democrats are. And a Supreme Court justice is the place, if there’s one place above all where there will be no compromise, it’s the Supreme Court and a seat thereupon. There will be no compromise. Obama is going to find he’s got a chance to replace a textualist originalist.
Obama’s gonna do whatever he has to, using any trick he’s got, and he’s gonna be guided by his years of experience with the Republicans pretty much laying down. He’s gonna go for as powerful a leftist justice as he can get. This is it. This is where you overturn the Second Amendment, folks. This is where you use the government to get rid of the parts of the Constitution holding you back. This is it. They’re not gonna compromise on this just to get the court back to a capacity of nine. And that’s all anybody needs to know here.
I guarantee you they’re salivating. Everywhere you could find in the deep, dark crevices of wherever they hang out, they’re salivating at the opportunity they’ve got here. And they are not going to squander it. And if Obama thinks that he can get what he wants by simply threatening a government shutdown? What if Obama and the Democrats threaten to shut down the government? Already the news stories are referring to “this will likely result in gridlock.” The debate over the next nominee and the confirmation fight will likely result in gridlock for the remainder of the year. That’s akin to a government shutdown.
If Obama goes out and says (imitating Obama), “These Republicans are standing in the way of every aspect of my agenda, not just this court fight, but they’re being obstructionist, and in fact they have shut down the government.” Will that cause panic to ensue? Well, it always does. I’m not predicting doom and gloom. I’m trying to alert everybody to this so that we can prepare for not falling for this.
Don’t fall for a government shutdown, GOP, again. And who cares if you get blamed. This is bigger than your feelings. It’s bigger than whether you get blamed or not. And, believe me, remember what McConnell said a week or two ago now, he said that we’re not going to stop the Obama agenda. This is before Justice Scalia passed away. He said we’re not gonna oppose the Obama agenda because that might be problematic for our Republican presidential nominee. It might make us and the party look like we can’t make Washington work, so they’re not gonna stop Obama. He made it plain.
Does that transfer to this?
And lastly, are you sure that who you are supporting for President is really a conservative and will appoint a Conservative Justice to the Supreme court? Would Jeb Bush? Would Marco Rubio? WOULD DONALD TRUMP?
ONCE AGAIN, ARE YOU READY TO GIVE UP YOUR 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS?