About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Voting Against Hillary Clinton's Dangerous Plan For The Supreme Court

This post focuses on Hillary Clinton's position, stated in the 3rd & final presidential debate on October 19, regarding the Supreme Court & the selection of justices - a key point that many if not most Americans never take into account when voting for president, but they should.
Mrs. Clinton's answered the first question of the 3rd presidential debate saying:
"You know, I think when we talk about the Supreme Court, it really raises the central issue in this election, namely, what kind of country are we going to be?  What kind of opportunities will we provide for our citizens?  What kind of rights will Americans have?
"And I feel strongly that the Supreme Court needs to stand on the side of the American people, not on the side of the powerful corporations & the wealthy.  For me, that means that we need a Supreme Court that will stand up on behalf of women's rights, on behalf of the rights of the LGBT community, that will stand up & say no to Citizens United, a decision that has undermined the election system in our country because of the way it permits dark, unaccountable money to come into our electoral system.
"I have major disagreements with my opponent about these issues & others that will be before the Supreme Court.  But I feel that @ this point in our country's history, it is important
that we not reverse marriage equality, that we not reverse Roe v. Wade, that we stand up against Citizens United, we stand up for the rights of people in the workplace, that we stand up & basically say: The Supreme Court should represent all of us.
"That's how I see the court, & the kind of people that I would be looking to nominate to the court would be in the great tradition of standing up to the powerful, standing up on behalf of our rights as Americans."
In the above response Mrs. Clinton showed she expects the Supreme Court not to interpret laws impartially (interpreting laws impartially is the only role of the Supreme Court – "to secure a steady, upright & impartial administration of the laws" – The Federalist No. 78: Hamilton) but to rule against "powerful corporations & the wealthy" in favor of the rights of women, the LGBT community, marriage equality, abortion, & people in the workplace.
In brief, Mrs. Clinton prefers picking winners & losers using the court system thereby making the courts the branch of government that writes the laws that count & are followed. 
The Founders never intended or imagined that nine people (nine Supreme Court Justices – mere mortals like the rest of us) who the great majority of Americans could not name or identify if their lives depended on it would hold the type of power that Hillary described above.  The judicial power the Founders intended in the Judicial Vesting Clause, Article III, Section 1, of the Constitution was to expound laws when deciding particular cases, i.e., neutrally deciding a case by interpreting the law & applying it to the facts, then rendering a final & binding judgment.  Mrs. Clinton envisions nothing like this.
This post is not just about a ninth grade civics lesson regarding the role of the Judicial branch of our government – although that lesson is clearly not understood today making me wonder if it was ever taught to people under 40.
This post is about exposing & stopping Hillary Clinton's plan to undermine the legal system using the Courts so that the rule of law is upside down, not predictable, & bears no resemblance to judging right from wrong. 
Already lunatic statist judges routinely rule in favor of criminals & illegal aliens in cases where right & wrong are no longer the deciding factor.  This turns what is supposed to be predictable case law into a free for all that ultimately will destroy the basis of our society – the rule of law. 
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy imposed his personal views on the citizenry when he relied on foreign law (Northern Ireland, the European Court of Human Rights, & the European Convention on Human Rights) instead of the Constitution to conclude that homosexual sodomy is a constitutional right in Lawrence v. Texas.  In the 2012 ObamaCare case Chief Justice John Roberts nonsensically found Congress cannot regulate a non-activity (not buying a healthcare insurance policy that the government determines you need) but they can tax it– please keep in mind that the the majority of Justices found ObamaCare constitutional despite the word "tax" never once appearing in the 2,500+ page legislation, or that "all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House" – Article I, Section 7, Paragraph 1 (revenue raised in the House not the Supreme Court), or the particular tax Roberts cited is undefined & really non-existent in the Constitution. 
The above are just two of the types of ugly examples of the liberties & freedoms of the American people that Hillary Clinton plans to tear away from us by letting the Supreme Court do her dirty work. And to a high degree it is working except for people like Rand Paul (& me) who correctly said regarding the Roberts – ObamaCare case - "just because a couple of people on the Supreme Court declare something 'constitutional' does not make it so.  The whole thing remains unconstitutional."  I couldn't have said it better myself – in fact I did say it when the decision was announced.
So please take the foregoing into account before you vote if this is important to you.  Mrs. Clinton plans to form the Supreme Court into a Democrat rubber stamp with all the several expected appointments @ her disposal during her presidency if elected.  The thought of replacing an originalist like the late Antonin Scalia with a 45 year old statist or liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a like minded statist forty years Ginsburg's junior clearly shows the danger of a Hillary Clinton presidency that all lovers of liberty, freedom, & America should fear & vote against. 
Hillary Clinton is looking for Supreme Court Justices who, like her, would rule in favor of partial birth abortions – including such abortions just hours before the babies' delivery – & reverse expanding gun rights cases until the Second Amendment was completely abolished.
Hamilton wrote in The Federalist No. 78 that "the power of the people is superior to both" that of the legislative branch & the judicial branch.  Hillary intends to take this superiority away from you so the once cherished freedom & superior position the Founders envisioned will be lost thanks to the majority of a society who voted for the Death of Democracy
Lincoln recognized the type of threat Hillary Clinton has in mind when he wrote: "If the policy of the government, upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the people will have ceased, to be their own rulers, having to that extent, practically resigned their government, into the hands of that eminent tribunal."

1 comment:

  1. I sent this post to about 10-12 people who may be undecided, my brother and sister are definitely decided but maybe they can pass it on. I felt a stab of pain when the FBI announced that the case is closed - Obama's work, and there are rumors of Comey being fired after the election, not surprising. Did not forward to the dedicated Hillary supporters because they are a lost cause. Beyonce, Springsteen will bring in a jam-packed audience for her. What is in it for them? I don't understand this whole thing. Maybe we are the crazy ones.

    This has to be the most finely engineered campaign ever by the establishment, including the screaming maniac Obama and his witch wife who are carrying on like they are the nominees. Sick about this election and the probable outcome.