Monday, April 12, 2021

Biden to "Study" Supreme Court

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Here we go!

The talk of packing the Court has now moved from the backroom to the conference room, disguised as a "study" of "possible reforms to the Supreme Court of the United States"---including expanding the number of justices.

And they plan to "study" possible term limits for justices.

This could fracture the branch of government that is foundational to our freedom. True justice.

To the degree that justice is undermined, it gives birth to lawlessness as demonstrated in Seattle and again Saturday night in Portland.

Be informed, not misled.

According to a statement from the White House, Friday, President Biden is ordering the creation of a commission to study possible reforms to the Supreme Court, including whether to expand the number of justices, which is a key goal of leftist radicals in the Democrat Party.

The Commission's purpose is "to provide an analysis of the principle arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform" ...the topics will "include the genesis of the reform debate, the Court's role in the constitutional system, the length of service and turnover of  justices on the Court, the membership and size of the Court, and the Court's case selection, rules and practices."

All this "goals and purposes" talk is a smokescreen designed to make this exercise look like an honest attempt to better serve "we the people" in our justice system.

Given opportunity to stand for justice, the left has failed on every occasion. There is a long history of ignoring justice in the name of compassion by former CA Attorney General Kamala Harris and others including former President Obama. Biden is simply going with the current of the radical left of the  Democrat Party.

This "study" will be nothing more or less than an exercise to discover if the Biden---possibly Harris administration can pull off packing the Court---and/or establishing term limits.

Although Biden dodged the question repeatedly when he was a candidate, he finally told the press he was "not a fan" of "packing the court."

He said, "It's not about court-packing...there's a number of things...but the last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football."

Cheerleaders are standing by---it's kick-off time.

Unfortunately, those close to him who are, in many---probably most occasions and are making the final decisions generally "do" want to pack the Court, because they see the Court as another activist tool to advance their far-left agenda.

It's ancient history that one of their own, President FDR, tried packing the court and miserably failed.

Some clearer minds on the left are warning Biden not to go there.

The far-left Democrats are pushing hard for Justice Stephen Breyer to retire---now, and give President Biden the opportunity to replace him with a younger far-left progressive on the Court.

Last Tuesday Breyer warned that the advocates of big changes on the Court, including the number of justices, should think "long and hard" about what they are posing.

He told Harvard Law School students, "Politically driven change could diminish the trust Americans have in the Supreme Court."

His talk Breyer said, "seeks to make those whose initial instincts may favor important structural change, such as forms of 'court packing', think long and hard before embodying those changes in law."

Shortly before she passed away, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told the press she strongly opposed packing the Court by expanding the number of justices.

AP said Breyer was telling the next generation that "it would be wrong to think of the Court as another political institution."

The Left sees the highest Court in our land as not only just another institution to be "remade," but a powerful tool to use in forcing their political and social agenda on America---canceling what America has been, creating a new progressive America.

What could come of this?

President Biden has given his hand-picked commission 180 days to study the Supreme Court.

His commission is co-chaired by former White House counsel Bob Bauer and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Cristina Rodriguez---both holding deep opinions that favor changing the Court.

Bob Bauer has been working for years to put term limits on Court justices. Clearly, he will use the opportunity of this "study" to advance his personal agenda.

There are blanks as to what could come of this---but based on what we are seeing as Biden's radicals are systematically dismantling the America that Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, and the other Founders created---it isn't difficult to fill in those blanks.

Breyer told the Harvard law students last week that the Court's power depends on the public's willingness to respect its decisions..."If the public sees judges as 'politicians in robes' its confidence in courts, and in the rule of law itself, can only diminish, diminishing the Court's power..."

Portland provided a real-time illustration Saturday night to Justice Breyer's words.

Seattle and Portland have become synonymous with rioting, lawlessness, and disregard for the law by far-left radical leaders in each city.

Last summer Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan described the take-over of part of Capitol Hill--or: "CHOP" then "CHAZ" as it became known, as a "summer of love." Only after people were killed did she decide to take some kind of action.

Last summer in Portland, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler went into the streets and attempted to "identify" with the rioters, claiming he was one of them---was on their side, believed in their right to protest, etc.

After being shouted down with obscenities and ultimately told to resign now, Wheeler was escorted out of danger by police, as the rioting continued.

And it continues. Saturday night Antifa rioters in Portland set a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  building on fire while agents remained trapped behind the blocked doors.

The rioters were caught on camera shouting, "Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground."


Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said:

"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed ---else like a flower cut from it's life giving roots, it will whither and die."

Our culture is withering and dying.

Because the far-left radical movement in America has been systematically "cutting the flower from its life giving roots"---by cutting God out of our public life and our institutions.

Unlike any other nation in the history of the world, America was founded, not on common bloodlines or ancient boundaries, but on a commitment to the idea that freedom comes from God. And all men are created equal and free under God.

Our Founders created America and our government to protect, not disburse that freedom--"in particular religious freedom."

Recognizing that all freedom comes from God, His Truth and His principles were infused into our institutions, which ultimately gave rise to the greatest, most prosperous, most generous, most blessed, most free nation in the history of the world.

And now we, like the prodigal son of Jesus' teaching, are turning away from our heritage, and if continued we will find ourselves in similar circumstances---eating from the slop troughs. 

Founding Father and former President Thomas Jefferson described our Constitution as "a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary which they may twist and shape into any form they please."

That's why Founding Father and former President John Adams said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

As our nation moves toward God and His principles, we prosper---as we move away from Him and His principles, we decline in all that makes America the greatest nation in the history of the world.

This administration, while claiming to serve God, is moving our nation away from God, and His principles of freedom and righteousness.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.