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Let’s play a Supreme Court game…

We are watching the Supreme Court Nomination Process for Neil Gorsuch, a judge many consider to be a ‘strict Constitutionalist’*, to fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia.

The Socialist party of America and it’s army of the useful are now adopting the position that the seat was “Stolen” from them as the vacancy occurred roughly a year ago and within the Obama Presidency, Their reasoning is there was ample time to conduct a hearing and possibly swear in a Justice on President Obama’s watch. President Obama even went as far as nominating Merrick Garland, possibly the most ‘conservative’ nominee the Left has offered ever. All of this theater was promoted to the useful masses as ‘deserved’ even though Supreme Court appointments have not happened within a year of a Presidential Election in over 80-years.

While we listen to the Left howl at the injustice… think about this;

What if, after the inevitable confirmation of soon to be Justice Gorsuch, Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg buys the farm? (Literally or Figuratively… I mean, who doesn’t want a farm?)

Now suppose President Trump nominates… wait for it…

Merrick Garland?

It would be rich.

Trump would appropriately position the nomination as a compromise, even a nod… giving the Progressive Leftists want they wanted in the first place.  (If you close your eyes you can hear the choking sound…)

Now let’s go a step further and entertain another vacancy available to President Trump. Suppose another Justice retires, or buys a farm next to Ginsberg.

After such a Magnanimous gesture by President Trump to the horrid Democrat
Socialists with the nomination of ‘their guy’ Merrick Garland… he nominates another ‘strict Constitutionalist’ and demands their confirmation.

Ha!

The Art of the Deal.

A Trap for Fools, or rather The Aristocracy.

Since I’m drunk… suppose he gets another term and yet another vacancy… and does it again?

I think the Liberal Socialists would finally, collectively, Jump against Trump.

 

*’strict Constitutionalist’ is being used to identify those judges who believe the Constitution as written is the basis for our legal system.  I personally don’t understand how there can acceptably be any other kind… I’m clearly biased against pillars of judicial brilliance such as Russia, China, Venezuela, Fiji and the Philippines, etc. etc.


Trivia for Progressives…

Who got the United States into Vietnam?

Who escalated our involvement in Vietnam?

Who got the United States out of Vietnam?

I’ll look for your answers in comments…

Statists only please.

Cheating is OK because I expect it from you.


All of You Gay Marriage People are Wrong!

All of you!

And… it’s disgusting!

In fact, if you fall on Either Side of this issue… You’re a Fool!  You are literally being Foolish… like Clowns… in your thinking.

OK, I know most of the time writers will make at least a small attempt not to offend the three people who read their crap. So, if you’re still reading this you might be asking yourself why I have decided to insult you. Because I am.

The reason here is that all of you have fallen for a faulty premise when choosing any position on Gay Marriage and it disgusts me… you disgust me.

All of you believe that I should be forced to continue pleading upon bended knee, with money and blood test in hand, before some bureaucrat in order for them to decide whether to sanction MY MARRIAGE.

In other words, All of YOU think The Government should continue to have a Right to tell me who I Can and Cannot Marry.

I don’t care if you’re Black, White, Green, Gay, Crooked, Lofty or Two Feet Tall… the idea that any of you would want to perpetuate a system where the Government controls who you can marry makes me want to puke.  And, it should make you want to puke too.  It’s a hold over from the “Good Ole Days” when “certain families” and “certain races” should not be permitted to marry.  So… seriously?  You like this idea?  Any of you!?

And this “Gay Rights” crap… There are NO GAY RIGHTS as there are NO NON-GAY RIGHTS.  There are ONLY INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS which must be protected and defended.

It is Disgusting. You are Disgusting.

Good… now that I have both made you angry and gained some support, let me put it in the simplest terms.

The Federal Government should have exactly Nothing to say about marriage.  Nothing.

If the States want to do stupid things, those things are reserved to them for the doing… but they should also have exactly nothing to say about marriage.

A marriage is between you and your church.  Period.

If you want  a binding contract, Civil Union is available to all of us.  Contract Law provides for all of us who find it important to codify our relationships.  And many of us do.  (Don’t forget Common Law too… it takes over in many States.  States.  The States…)

Which brings me to another problem… marriage, while a genuinely valuable institution, should not be codified into the Federal Tax law.

I hear the Gasps!

“But Marriage is a Sacred Institution!”

Yes it is.  And, I can certainly make a cogent argument as to why an expanding population is historically healthy for Nation States as well as why it is imperative to support the Private Enterprise of rearing children which a “marriage” supports.  But it doesn’t change the fact that Federal Government should be Silent on this issue.

And besides, Cultural Institutions are kept that way by the population that nurtures such traditions.  That does not mean “Turns them into Law.”  We can play the ‘Non-codified” cultural institution game beginning with Christmas and Moving through the Fourth of July all the way to Thanksgiving, Birthdays and Baptisms but if you’re not tracking with me at this point you either to need to set this post down for a while and come back to it or stop reading… as it must be torture.

Again… the Federal Government’s “say” should be exactly what is contained between the following parenthesis regarding marriage: (                                  ).

Let me remind all of you… just because we have done it for “a long time” doesn’t mean it’s right.

“But, but, but… tons of law will have to be re-written!”

Yep.

Is that it?  Is that all you got?  Frankly, most laws should be removed from our books in my opinion.  A majority of them are nuisance laws, never enforced or specifically created to favor some politician’s buddy.  Wouldn’t it be a terrific world if we all focused our debates on what laws to get rid of instead of what new laws to create?  Say for every “new” law two “old” ones have to go…

Anyway, I hammered this out because it’s timely and it is basically what I’m going to be screaming at the Television for the duration of the Supreme Court hearings on Hollingsworth vs. Perry and The United States Vs. Windsor.

Let’s all try to stop being Foolish in all Things.


The Religious Left saves the Constitution?

Today… Very Quietly… the Obama Administration has removed the provisions forcing Religious Institutions to provide Birth Control and Abortifacients within their Insurance Plans.  I wrote the below draft post about 6 mos. ago but it never made it to the front page, so to speak.  I think it’s now relevant.

Draft 6/28/12 – “Make no mistake, it was the Religious Left in this country that put a stop to any effort the Administration had planned to rally popular support behind the Obama Care mandate being upheld under the commerce clause.

The Obama Administration made the fatal error of attempting to force Liberal Catholic Institutions to provide birth control and cover abortion for all of their employees.  (I would include Conservative Catholic institutions but they don’t matter and losing them was already baked into the numbers as collateral damage.)

While we would like to think that our Supreme Court is strictly limited to interpreting the U.S. Constitution, anyone with an 8th grade education should have realized that’s a fantasy.  The court is, and always has been, partisan politically and swayed by popular opinion.

“You need me to tell you what to do.”  This has always been the fatal flaw of Socialist… the fact that Socialists like the idea of forcing OTHER people to do what they think is right.  But when their ideas are forced, or stand to be forced, upon them they rebel.  Look at the Religious Left… It happens every time…

Well, thankfully, it has happened again.

It is exactly the loud screaming from the Religious Liberals when their Constitutionally Protected rights might be effected that left Obama nowhere to go.  The Left tried to spin it as a “War on Women” but that failed to gain traction with good church going folks who vote democrat.  They knew full well that it was a war on them and they got in front of very camera and said so.  If these people didn’t find force so appealing I might even give them credit for standing up for their rights.

While the irony is profound, we should be celebrating winning a major battle to uphold, and honor, the U.S. Constitution. The defeat of Obama Care was a battle which has resulted in victory for those championing individual freedom and liberty.

This sound like pretty heady stuff… it is.

To say this is “big” is an understatement.  But it is just the beginning of what needs to be a multi-generational effort to roll back all of the Leftist schemes that have been implemented quietly throughout the U.S. for 100 years.

The court has put the focus, as it should be, on the government’s ability to tax.  What is interesting is that those opposed to socialized Health Care will have to also think long and hard about the other schemes we view as business as usual like Medicaid and Medicare… and of course Social Security.

It is now that we must begin our journey to fiscal sanity and stop evoking the numbers game of John Maynard and crew.  It is not a difficult concept to understand… spend less than you take in.  Leave all risk taking to the private sector.  Government is not, nor should it ever be in the profit game.  The best thing any government can do to spur growth is to get out-of-the-way and stick to the specific responsibilities outlined verbatim in the Constitution.

The time is now.  Right now.

Yes… We need to discuss “pre-existing” and “portability”.  So let’s do that in the free-market.  Let’s do that today.

Then, let’s move on to the next giant wasteful program that’s bankrupting the country… and then the next… and the next…

Vote out the politicians that exhibit even hints of Statist tendencies.  (Which in my opinion is every Democrat and 80% of the Republicans.)

Viva La Revolution – of fiscal responsibility and personal freedom to choose.

Enjoy this day briefly.  The war is far from over.

The Socialists will never go quietly.

Cheers!”

While the main point of this draft was/is the hypocrisy of the Left and how the rules they see fit to force upon us are never supposed to be forced upon them, there is a much bigger question remaining unanswered.  If the Government cannot force the Religious Institutions to pay for such coverage, how under the U.S. Constitution can they force the Individual to do so?  Our Founding Documents were crafted to protect the Individual FIRST, before Religion.  This should be a huge story…

And if you’re Liberal reading this, how do you feel about right now?  After Gitmo, the Wars, Kill Lists, Gun Control (Joey G., you out there?) and now Abortion… may be you should be wondering what was meant by; “I’ll have more flexibility after the election.” – President Obama to Russian President Medvedev.  You guys ought to check out some of my drinking games… you might feel better.