Saturday, March 12, 2016

Scalia, the Court and the Last Straw

An interesting discussion by William Lind on the reverberations caused by the death of Judge Scalia:

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is far more important politically than most commentators have perceived. It opens the door to an action that could break up the country.
At present, the Court has a four-vote block of hard-line cultural Marxists. When Scalia was alive, that block was balanced by four other Justices who were moderately to very conservative. The Chief Justice mediated between the two blocks, sometimes voting with one, sometimes the other, but almost always voting in favor of moderation.
With Scalia gone, the Left can prevail but the Right cannot. Even if the Chief Justice votes with the conservatives, they fail on a tie. If he votes with the Left, they win.
If Hillary Clinton is the next president, Scalia’s seat will undoubtedly be filled by someone who votes with the Left. The Republican Senate will not have the guts to leave the seat open for four years–four years in which, again, the Left can win but the Right cannot. The same outcome is possible with a Republican in the White House: both Earl Warren and Souter were Republican picks.
Should the Left get a five-vote block, the Supreme Court will become a “Revolutionary Tribunal” which will stop at nothing to force cultural Marxism down the throat of the rest of the country. It is easy to think of issues where that would be disastrous. Outlawing home schooling comes to mind. But there is one issue where a ruling by the Court could destroy the American state itself. That issue is “reparations”.

Read the whole article here.


aly said...

Donald Trump Make America Christian Again ! The Creche on the White House lawn will be YUUUUGE ! America is a Christian country. We Should reject an imbalance of Jewish persons sitting at the Supreme Court ! Say NO to court stacking !

Aged parent said...


I don't care if Trump makes America great again; I'll be happy if he just makes America sane again.

aly said...

Ditto. Ted Cruz in my opinion is deplorable and devious.

Aged parent said...

Sadly, aly, all of the Republican presidential candidates were bowing down to AIPAC yesterday, and it was extremely depressing to see. And Hillary too, of course.

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