This week has truly been devastating for the Left. With regards to Supreme Court matters alone, they faced loss after loss with 5-4 decisions on pro-life pregnancy centers no longer being forced to promote abortion and public sector unions no longer being able to force non-union-members to pay fees.
But both of those news are tame in comparison to hearing that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy would be retiring at the end of the Court’s annual term (end of June). This opens the door to President Donald Trump nominating another possible Constitutionalist like Gorsuch to the Court, handing conservatives a reliable majority in the Supreme Court.
Despite the fact that Justice Kennedy was nominated by President Ronald Reagan, he has proven to be wildly unpredictable, a moderate and often a swing voter in the Court alongside Chief Justice John Roberts.
He upheld Obamacare as Constitutional, was the key vote that legalized same-sex marriage and upheld women’s “right” to abortion in 1992.
He was a liberal in all but name. And now, Trump has the prime opportunity to nominate yet another Gorsuch and deal a major blow to decades of Leftist Justices getting their way. Of course, that includes such things as Obamacare, DACA, illegal immigration, sanctuary cities and states, same-sex marriage, and perhaps the single biggest issue: abortion.
Now, the White House has narrowed a list of over 20 picks down to 5. This list includes people like Brett Kavanaugh, Amul Thapar, Amy Barrett, Thomas Hardiman and Raymond Kethledge.
From what we know about them, while they all have voted conservatively in many issues, people like Kavanaugh and Hardiman have shown to be relatively moderate in other areas, with Kavanaugh upholding Obamacare in a couple of cases, saying that Obamacare penalties were actually “taxes” in one of those cases, and with Hardiman seemingly buckling to typical Leftist hysteria of racism and discrimination when he struck down a fire department’s residency requirement, which he termed “racially motivated” and went on record saying: “minority workforce representation that low suggests discrimination”.
So, in my mind, both Kavanaugh and Hardiman are too unreliable. The other three seem to be the most conservative, as well as true Constitutionalists who will stick with the written text in the Constitution, as well as the intentions of the people who wrote the Constitutional amendments, in their decisions rather than go with what they like or don’t like.
But in any case, most of these picks are true conservatives who will surely and seriously challenge the horrendous 1973 Roe v. Wade case that has resulted in 60.5 million abortions since 1973 in the U.S.
Successfully criminalizing abortion will likely be Trump’s lasting achievement, particularly since Court justices can serve for an entire generation or even more depending on their age. Gorsuch’s selection has already solidified a relatively conservative Court for decades to come. This will further solidify a conservative Court, leaving Roberts as the last swing voter, who has occasionally shown to be conservative himself. Add that to the fact that the two oldest Justices in the Court are liberals (Ginsburg, 85, and Breyer, 79) and you could potentially replace those two at some point at the end of Trump’s second term or beginning of Pence’s first term. Almost certainly by the end of Pence’s second term and most definitely by the beginning of Ivanka’s first term.
Jokes aside, it cannot be overstated how massive this is for America. For life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. While a Presidential election will only guarantee a political side’s success for 4 years, and midterm elections for 2 years, whoever’s side gets to pick a new Supreme Court Justice could influence the country for decades.
Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court will almost certainly guarantee a very conservative Court for the next half century. This means that almost regardless of who wins elections in the next ten to twenty years, the Supreme Court will likely maintain the Constitution even in the case of a President Bernie Sanders (which will almost certainly never happen).
Now, with these news comes yet another reason for conservatives to vote in the November mid-term elections. Securing a Republican majority, or perhaps even a supermajority, as I think will occur, means that for the next two years, we will have one of the most conservative Presidents in history, a very solidly pro-Trump and conservative Congress and a very conservative Supreme Court for decades to come.
Man, if I were a liberal, I’d be panicking right now. I suppose the only thing that has kept them from completely running amok (yes, it can get worse) is the hope that Democrats might be able to take back the House at the very least. But if and perhaps when Republicans not only retain Congress but add more seats to amount to a supermajority, the Left might honestly panic and start another Civil War.
I don’t know, I wouldn’t put it past them to do it again. If the situation I describe becomes reality, the Left will be at its most powerless it has ever been. They might panic and do something stupid.
Not to compare this situation to a video game I know, but I will draw a fair comparison anyway. There’s this video game series titled Fallout, in which you play as a character in a post-nuclear war America set hundreds of years from now. In this series, America is utterly devastated by nukes after a war over resources with Communist China. According to the game’s lore, China invaded Anchorage, Alaska in search for oil and the U.S. counter-attacked, eventually invading main-land China. While it is unclear exactly what caused the Chinese to launch nukes at the U.S., it was most likely out of desperation to try to win an unwinnable war.
Now, what the heck does a game have to do with a real life situation? Like the Chinese Communists, the Left might feel cornered and trapped and feel as though they need to explore extreme situations to try and fight back. If they feel they don’t really have much to lose, the Left might go to any extreme necessary to try and reclaim the country they believe is theirs. Ironically, in the video game series, launching nukes wound up destroying China as well. This could also be the fate of the Democrat Party.
In resorting to desperate measures far worse than the incivility we’re already witnessing, the Democrat Party might well see itself destroyed.
Of course, the ideologies won’t die until God has destroyed the world, but the major political party of the Left might well cease to exist in the near future.
Regardless, that’s not what I want to take away from the retirement of Justice Kennedy. While it’s still something to be aware of, as of right now, I just want to delight in the fact that horrible Leftist cases decades-old will likely face their biggest and toughest challenge yet.
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