Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Celebration of Canceling the Constitution

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John Adams, our second president, famously said: 

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords or our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

President Biden has become the "whale" while leftist radicals celebrate it. And cheer him on.

Be informed, not misled.

Jonathan Turley is a professor of law at George Washington University. He is neither celebrating nor cheering the president.

He's upset, questioning, and concerned about the tactics of this president. And he's talking about it in an article published in The Hill---not a particularly conservative publication.

He reminds us that "During the 2020 presidential campaign, then-candidate Joe Biden told voters that the choice between him and Donald Trump was between the lawful and the lawless. He called for voters to 'support the rule of law, our Constitution,' a choice repeated mantralike by the media to 'end Trump's assault on the rule of law'."

"Now six months into his presidency," he says, "Biden is openly flouting the Constitution with a knowingly invalid extension of the eviction moratorium---and some law professors and advocates on the left are cheering him on."

This issue clearly has a moral and a legal aspect.

My pastor's heart constantly guides me to the needs I've seen in my lifetime of people honestly out of food, out of work---and unable to pay their rent, as opposed to those who simply game the compassion of authentic biblical Christians willing to help in the name of the Lord.

We must also look at the plight of the landlords who were targeted by Biden's unlawful action.

But for the moment, let's look at the legal aspect of the issue.

The CDC is assuming way too much. And Biden is playing along by extending it.

A few weeks ago the Supreme Court ruled on the authority of the CDC to oppose such a moratorium in the first place.

The Centers for Disease Control claimed that "federal law" gave them the authority to "make and enforce such regulations as in its judgment are necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable diseases."

I must say that if President Biden was really trying to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable diseases, he would not be facilitating and welcoming the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens that are flooding into the United States---over 200,000 in July.

I talked a little about this on our radio program yesterday. We learned yesterday that about 20% of all illegals crossing our border are testing positive for COVID.

Turley is severely criticizing the CDC--- "It means that a Constitution designed to prevent tyranny and authoritarianism becomes largely irrelevant if you put on a white coat."

And he says Biden's complicity in this gives the CDC, a government agency, "authority over huge swaths of our economy to avoid even the possibility of the introduction or spread of a disease."

Although the Supreme Court recently upheld the CDC  in a case: Alabama Association of Realtors v. Department of Health and Human Services--- the Court voted 5-4 in favor---Brett Kavanaugh voted to uphold the CDC action even though his comments clearly showed that he believed the moratorium is unconstitutional, however, he thought since it was ending it was a better choice to just let it end.

Biden did not let it end.

Who are the legal experts counseling Biden?

First, his own White House legal counsel told the president that what he was about to do---extend the moratorium--- is unconstitutional. So Biden told his chief of staff, Ron Klain, to call Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe and get him to affirm what Biden was about to do.

Essentially, Tribe is an outlaw professor. He has been advocating for packing the court and declaring Trump to be an actual terrorist. He told Biden that what he was about to do could technically be considered a "new order."

Turley says that's like "being given parole for stealing a BMW, and then immediately stealing a Lexus because it is a different car. The problem was the act, not the car."

The most alarming part of this issue.

The president had said earlier that he was going to risk the Supreme Court denying his extension of the eviction moratorium, but would do it anyway. This flawed thinking played into the actions of the president.

His "it may be worth the effort" thinking became his motivator.

And he didn't hide his rationale. According to the Wall Street Journal, he reasoned that "by the time it gets litigated," it will probably give some additional time while we're getting that $45 billion out to people. In other words, with appeals, Biden believed he could rush out money before the courts could shut it down.

Biden hailed for his courage.

President Biden was hailed for his extraconstitutional commitment to social justice.

One leftist news commentator declared "with one small action, Biden reveals himself as a better leader than Trump."

That small action was violating the Constitution---the document he swore to uphold, "so help me God," at his inaugural.

Turley notes that "gutting the rule of law is now somehow seen as "a sign of leadership in action."

When confronted about this, Biden consistently reminds reporters that that "a pandemic is raging."

"The end justifies the means."

Turley says, "Just months ago, Biden declared his election would amount to the triumph of the 'rule of law' and would show that the 'flame of democracy' cannot be distinguished, not even with a pandemic or an abuse of power."

He is now trying to blow out that flame while attempting to excite political demands for extraconstitutional action.

If continued this will come at a great cost to our country.

Daniel Webster, one of the most skilled senators to ever serve our country, said:

"Hold on my friends to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution , for if the American Constitution  should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world."

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