Monday, May 23, 2016

If Elected, Hillary Clinton Will Reshape The Supreme Court And Remake The United States

If Hillary Clinton is elected, she may have the opportunity to appoint 3 or possibly 4 justices to the Supreme Court.  First up is filling the late Antonin Scalia’s seat, which will give the Court a 5-vote liberal majority consisting, on her inauguration, of Sonia Sotomayor (age 63), Elena Kagan (56), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83), and Stephen Breyer (78).   She may be able to appoint young liberals to replace Ginsburg and Breyer, giving the Court a 5-vote liberal majority for decades.  If she gets the opportunity to replace Anthony Kennedy (80), the Court will have a 6-vote liberal majority.   Subject to remaining in good health, Clarence Thomas (68), Samuel Alito (67) and John Roberts (62), who is not reliably conservative, are likely to outlast two terms of Clinton.

A 5-vote liberal majority in the Court will enable Hillary Clinton to remake the United States.  It’s important to remember that the law and the Constitution are what the Supreme Court says they are.

Weaken the First Amendment.  Reduce free speech by restricting conservative talk radio and other conservative expression.  Increase the scope of content designated “hate” speech, subject to federal prosecution.  Limit religious freedom by requiring all religious organizations to abide by the rules of federal programs.

Weaken, preferably eliminate, the Second Amendment.  Reduce gun ownership by banning specific guns.  Instruct the attorney general to litigate existing gun laws and reverse previous court decisions to reduce and eliminate private ownership of guns.

Issue Executive Orders to bypass Congress and impose federal regulations by decree.  The potential range of measures is described in the 31 issues listed on her campaign website.  Her potential use of Executive Orders, perhaps even more than President Obama, would further lift the United States off its constitutional moorings.

Appoint an IRS Commissioner who will increase audits of conservative individuals (and others on her enemies list) and all other conservative-oriented organizations.

Appoint an SEC Commissioner to harass wealthy Republican donors.

Vitiate what remains of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments by shifting existing state powers to the federal government, further concentrating federal authority over the states.

Erode private property rights by imposing more restrictions on its development and usage.

Her ability to remake America is limited only by her imagination and those of her supporters.

Under President Clinton, Congress will become a vestigial organ of government for four to eight years.  Article II of the Constitution, the Executive Branch, will supplant Article I, the Legislative Branch.

#NEVERTRUMP conservative intellectuals prefer the possibility of Clinton’s liberal remaking of America to a President Trump.  The United States is a free country, and that is their choice.  How free it will be in 2020 or 2024 if Clinton becomes president is the 64 trillion dollar question.

4 comments :

JD Rucker said...

There's one problem with the argument. Once Sanders is out of the way and following a bitter period of denial among his supporters, they will flock to Clinton. If we eliminate the possibility of scandal since at this point it is equally possible for either or both candidates, Hillary will win in November regardless of how the #NeverTrump people vote. There just aren't as many of them as many realize.

The bigger threat is what happens to Congress. If Trump is keeping it relatively close as November approaches, he will spark a loud cry to keep him in check by shifting the balance of power in the Senate for certain and possibly even the House. The only way that the Senate can possibly remain under Republican control is if Clinton is handily defeating Trump leading up to the election. In that scenario, the opposite will occur - Republicans will have an easier time retaining the Senate and the House should be safe.

A President Clinton can appoint anyone she wants, but they still have to be confirmed. Trump represents an existential threat to the conservative movement and therefor the country. If he's able to win, the Senate is lost. If keeps it close, the Senate is probably lost.

When we start outsmarting ourselves and are willing to embrace either of the two most disastrous Presidential candidates in modern history, we're forgoing our voice for the future. Retaining control of Congress is much more important in this election because as unpopular as Clinton is today, she'll be viewed as the reasonable choice once Sanders is out of the picture.

Richard Ponting said...

This piece is completely a right wing manifesto. It could be rewritten point by point with gains to democratic points. Because it's s cliche' it adds to the Rush Limbaugh talking points. In other words, there is no looking at truth here but same old fuel for right wing hate speech

Richard Ponting said...

This piece is completely a right wing manifesto. It could be rewritten point by point with gains to democratic points. Because it's s cliche' it adds to the Rush Limbaugh talking points. In other words, there is no looking at truth here but same old fuel for right wing hate speech

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