The Senate´s inevitable approval of Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court suggests that rather than failing to successfully filibuster President Trump´s nomination, Democrats might have done better to show him the respect Republicans denied to Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama´s choice for the post. At least, that might have won Democrats points with the public for graciousness.But in the end, it was Gorsuch´s "originalist" views of the Constitution - said by some legal scholars to be more extreme than those of Scalia or his acolyte, Justice Clarence Thomas - that led the minority party
As Michael Ramirez so aptly illustrated; dems know how to wallow in the mud like the partisan sows they are. The article wrongly promotes the idea that Americans want libs and cons to get along. We must defeat liberalism and everything it stands for.
"..."originalist" views of the Constitution - said by some legal scholars to be more extreme ". There they go again. Who are these "some" scholars? Why is their view serious or valid enough to have influence administration of justice? Unfortunately in all of the nation´s top ten law schools this poison i.e. originalism is extremism, is being fed to students by their Liberal teachers. We are indeed lucky someone someone as young as Justice Gorsuch emerged from this swamp.
The Republicans did not Show disrespect to Garland. They simply applIed the Biden rule. Biden, in 1991, said a president in his final year of his term should not nominate anyone to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Democrats might have been able to preserve their voice by agreeing not to filibuster Gorsuch in return for the promise of a ´moderate´ nominee for the next vacancy. Howerver, the Democrats have been pulled so far left, they were trapped.
oops. hit send too soon. I watched a vido of the wise latina yesterday, and would note that Sonia Sotomayor is morbidly obese - a death sentence for a brittle diabetic. President Trump may have the opportunity to replace her during his first term.
Not only did the dems get nothing for their efforts, they clearly demonstrated their powerlessness, small mindedness, and incompetence. Their rabid left demanded they act against Gorsuch even when their leadership knew it would do them no good. The moon bats are in charge of the dem party and it was showcased in the approval process. The dems were reduced to whining and pettiness over a nominee that almost all those not demented by liberalism hailed as an outstanding choice.
Trump again showed how dangerous he is to Progressives by choosing excellent people, beyond reproach, to put into key positions. Only time will tell what kind of SCOTUS jurist Gorsuch will be. However the CHOICE of Gorsuch as a nominee was a master stroke.
Even the media was unable to mount any kind of attack meme at best whining that it was unfair that Garland wasn´t given a hearing and echoing some vague murmurings about how originalism would destroy the country. They did it without enthusiasm, perhaps realizing the end was already written and there was NO winning for the dems.
The dems set up their own defeat in the recent past and they found out they don´t much like the taste of crow that they so richly deserved.
If contracts could be re-interpreted to mean something other than their clearly stated clauses then no business of any kind would be possible.
Our Constitution even has built in procedures for changes and up-dates (as very few contracts do) but the Left, as always, is playing a dishonest and nasty game of deception and circumvention of law and logic.
FTA: "Ian Milhiser, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, says Gorsuch, as did Scalia, believes in "originalism," meaning the only way to properly interpret the Constitution is by examining what its words meant when it was ratified. But while Scalia also stressed the need for judicial restraint, Gorsuch seems to lack such qualms."
This perspective ignores the people and ignores an America where we have government of the people, by the people and for the people.
The Constitution was ratified by a Congress elected by the people and then ratified by state legislatures elected by the people. The same process of approval by the people was employed for all Constitutional Amendments. Approval was given according to what the words said and meant at the time.
Judges should not be free to interpret the words as they see fit because doing so bypasses the will of the people who granted their approval.
Constitutional Amendments are the proper way to involve the people in making changes to the as Constitution cultural and moral change requires.
Yes, the process for amending the Constitution is a difficult one BY DESIGN. In the history of the Constitution, TWO addressed the issue of the sale and consumption of alcohol (prohibition.) If the process was applied to prohibition TWICE to ensure the people approved, it should be applied to MUCH more serious issues as well.
Activist judges should not be allowed to ignore the words that the PEOPLE approved.
Just a note, voters showed Rebublicans respect last Nov when Rebublicans showed respect for the Constitution and the role of the Senate in confirmation. Nomination isn´t a guarantee of a vote for confirmation. And the Senate wisely understood the will of the people to wait until after the elections.
It never ceases to amaze and infuriate me that as little as 20 years ago beliefs, opinions and truths that were considered mainstream is now considered extreme. Democracy and capitalism good, communism bad. Now its the reverse. 20 years ago, confederate flags were everywhere, now its racist. Displaying the American flag was patriotic, now it divisive and you better check your white privledge.
We are in a civil war for the soul of the country and the leftists are determined to make it a hot one.
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