FOOD FOR THOUGHT—A MAJOR WEAKNESS

From: Hank Ashmore

The Deplorable Infidel

 

A MAJOR WEAKNESS

“What happens if the Supreme Court imposes its will upon the nation, contrary to the specific provisions of the Constitution? The Founders knew this possibility existed. But if this happens, where is the remedy? By what means do the people protect themselves? Apparently the Founders were so concerned about an overzealous Congress that they neglected to protect themselves from an overzealous judiciary. The only checks and balances provided in the Constitution are as follows:

  1. All judges have to be appointed by the President with advice and consent of the Senate.
  2. Article III, section 2, clause 2, authorizes the Congress to restrict the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, with such exceptions and regulations as it shall make.
  3. The Congress can impeach judges for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” but not for an unpopular decision. Even when the Supreme Court has seriously violated its constitutional limitations by making new laws through judicial decree, no effective congressional action has ever been asserted.

From this it will be readily seen that insofar as checks on the judiciary were concerned, a major loophole was left in the basic structure of the Constitution. Perhaps the Founders were too busy to read an article in a New York paper signed “Brutus” (believed to have been Robert Yates) which read:

It is of great importance to examine with care the nature and extent of the judicial power, because those [Supreme Court judges] are to be rendered totally independent, both of the people and the legislature, both with respect to their offices and salaries. No errors they commit can be corrected …. The only causes for which they can be displaced are convictions of treason, bribery, and high crimes and misdemeanors … The power of the judicial will enable them to mold the government into almost any shape they please.”

 Of course, the founders may have assumed that members of the Supreme Court would adhere to the traditional principles of “strict interpretation” which had been thoroughly established during several centuries of English common law. Had this been done, modern Americans would find themselves living in a much more stable society than at present. Our history demonstrates that too often the Supreme Court has ignored clearly stated principles of the Founders and interpreted the Constitution to suit the social, economic, or political aspirations of the court. This proved to be the Achilles’ heel in the structure of the Constitution which allowed the Supreme Court to rapidly become what “Brutus predicted it would.

Now we find five Democratic presidential candidates threatening Supreme Court restructuring if they don’t get their way in a New York gun case.

“At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individuals suitors only, pass silent by the public at large; that these decisions, never the less, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the Constitution, and working its change by construction, before anyone has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all liability to account.”

Thomas Jefferson

 

WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.”

-Walter Williams-

 

AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL

In a recent release, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass stated, “Today, President Trump doubled down on his racist attacks against Congressman Cummings …” Truth is not racist, but Trump, it seems, cannot criticize any person of color without it being seen as such. Cummings’ district being a rat-infested hellhole are largely true. President Trump didn’t call Cummings a “n*gger”, he didn’t say “That black fool is incompetent.”

Well, I will say it. Elijah Cummings is incompetent, along with a majority of the other people in Congress, not to call any names. However, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, and Frederica Wilson come to mind.

 

A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY

An anarchist is anyone who believes in less government than you do.

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