On Friday, the White House made an announcement that President Joe Biden is going to sign an executive order creating a commission to study reform ideas for the US Supreme Court, including packing the Court, something he said he was “not a fan” of during the 2020 campaign. Everyone knew he was going to do it, so this should not come as a surprise.
The White House statement said, “The Commission’s purpose is to provide an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals.” The White House added that the panel includes experts on Constitutional law, political science, and history. In other words, a bunch of leftists who hate the Constitution and our country.
Biden himself back in 1983 said during a Senate hearing that FDR’s move to pack the Court was a “bonehead idea,” and “a terrible, terrible mistake to make,” and “it put in question for an entire decade the independence of the most significant” body in government in this country.
So what’s changed? Biden is president now, that’s what’s changed.
The White House announcement somewhat addresses a presidential campaign promise from Biden as the radical Left repeatedly pressured him to say he would pack the court with additional leftist justices to dilute the Court’s growing conservative majority, including three justices nominated by former President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate. The number one thing for all Democrats is they always want a rigged system. They don’t like to lose, and they don’t like to have to work that hard to get what they want.
First off, Chief Justice Roberts is not a conservative, he’s a Hollywood guy. Kavanaugh is not an originalist either, his vote’s up for grabs. The jury is still out on Amy Coney Barrett. Gorsuch is close to being an originalist, but he votes with Kavanaugh sometimes I believe the only two originalists on the Court are Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
Biden said in October that he would put together a “bipartisan commission” to address the High Court “because it’s getting out of whack.” See what I mean? Unless the Court is majority leftists on the bench, it will be considered out of whack. They want a rigged Supreme Court.
For Democrats, the term “bipartisan” means one of two things, either that Republicans cave and give them everything they want, or a panel of bipartisan members that means there are leftist Democrats and RINO Republicans who will cave and give them everything they want. Rigged.
Cased in point, Biden’s list for the panel features leftist Democrats and leftist legal scholars (whatever that means) and a few Republicans, most of them critical of President Donald Trump and the America First movement. There are no prominent conservatives or legal scholars. Rigged.
The only reason Biden is doing this is to pacify radical leftists who demand that he expand the Supreme Court for power. The court has had nine justices for over 150 years. That means nothing to radical leftists, as they want a rigged Supreme Court. And packing the court with more justices will do nothing more than what Joe Biden said. It will question the integrity of the court. The entire country will know that every ruling coming out of a
FDR’s attempt to pack the courts failed, because back then there were Democrats who joined Republicans to defeat his bonehead proposal.
In order for the Democrats to pack the Court, they have to do it through legislation. The White House also said that the panel will discuss term limits for Justices on the Court, but that will never happen because in order to do that they have to amend the Constitution.
The commission will be co-chaired by two former Obama officials (some bipartisanship) Bob Bauer, a former White House counsel for former President Obama, and Cristina Rodriguez, a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the United States Department of Justice.
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The White House said the so-called bipartisan commission will address the Supreme Court’s role in the Constitutional system, which is ludicrous because it is a separate power created by the Constitution. The other two branches do not get to decide what the High Court’s role is in the Constitutional process, and if we had an honest press, the American people would learn about that. But we don’t have an honest press, we have a press that is champing at the bit to help the Democrats destroy our entire constitutional system.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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