The far-left plan to hijack the Supreme Court has officially been launched.
As we expected, extremists in the Democrat Party rolled out their plan to “reform” the Supreme Court yesterday. The Judiciary Act of 2021 was introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (MA), House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (NY) and Reps. Hank Johnson (GA) and Mondaire Jones (NY) would enlarge the Supreme Court from nine seats to 13 seats, a move the lawmakers said would restore balance to a court that currently holds a 6-3 conservative majority.
“We are here today because the United States Supreme Court is broken, it is out of balance and it needs to be fixed. Too many Americans view our highest court in the land as a partisan, political institution, not our impartial judicial branch of government,” Markey said at a press conference.
“Some people will say we’re packing the court. We’re not packing it, we’re unpacking it. Senator McConnell and the Republicans packed the court over the past couple of years,” said Nadler. “So this is a reaction to that. It’s a necessary step in the evolution of the court.”
Allegedly, Joe Biden isn’t too keen on the far-left plan to
expand hijack the Supreme Court, but only a few days ago he announced the formation of a “bipartisan” commission to conduct a 180-day study of potential changes to the Court, including court packing and setting term limits for justices.
“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 said in a statement. “The topics it will examine include the genesis of the reform debate; the Court’s role in the Constitutional system; the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court’s case selection, rules, and practices.”
I noted in an article earlier this week how Demand Justice, a Chuck Schumer-led group that describes itself as “a progressive movement fighting to restore balance to the courts,” is demanding that Justice Stephen Breyer retire to begin transforming the high court — a transformation that includes the far-left plan to hijack the Supreme Court.
President Biden will form a bipartisan commission to consider term limits and the size of the SCOTUS.
— Brad Beauregard Jr 🇺🇸 (@BradBeauregardJ) April 9, 2021
House Republicans oppose the expansion — the faux-conservative House Freedom Caucus has introduced a bill to amend the Constitution to prevent it — and it’s unlikely to pass in the Senate due to the 60-vote filibuster. However, in a separate announcement yesterday, Chuck Schumer laid the groundwork for what he’s calling filibuster “reform” to make it possible for him to cram Biden’s far-left agenda down the throat of America.
And based on Markey’s comments yesterday, getting rid of the filibuster is part of the plan to expand the Supreme Court. “We begin the case today, clearly we would want Republicans to vote with us,” said Markey. “But if they are not willing to participate in that effort, then we can still do this on a basis of 51 votes, and that will ultimately require a repeal of the filibuster and passage of this legislation with 51 votes.”
Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that she has “no plans” to bring the bill expanding the Supreme Court to the House floor for a vote, although, she also said that such an idea is “not out of the question.”
“No. I support the president’s commission to study such a proposal, but frankly I’m not — right now, we’re back, our members, our committees are working. We’re putting together the infrastructure bill and the rest.
“I don’t know if that’s a good idea or a bad idea. I think it’s an idea that should be considered and I think the president’s taking the right approach to have a commission to study such a thing. It’s a big step.
“It’s not out of the question. It has been done before in the history of our country a long time ago. And the growth of our country, the size of our country, the growth of our challenges in terms of the economy, etc., might necessitate such a thing.”
Pelosi wants you to believe she isn’t directly involved in the far-left plan to hijack the Supreme Court, but in the words of the television commercial, “That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.”
When it comes to standard operating procedure for the Republican/Democrat duopoly, if your party controls the White House and Congress, things like this are done with the complete cooperation of everyone involved.
Biden is in on it. Schumer is in on it. Pelosi is in on it. Everything else is political posturing. Nothing more, nothing less.
After decades of ignorance and indifference concerning liberty, America has become ever more dependent on government, and this has resulted in the creation of a court system that has replaced justice with judicial activism. The abuse of power by the judicial branch of government is destroying the country by emboldening unelected black-robed tyrants to stand above other branches of government—writing laws, instead of judging them.
The Founding Fathers never thought the courts had the final say on every constitutional matter, but it’s clear that Republicans and Democrats believe otherwise. Additionally, they hold the mistaken understanding that the Supreme Court holds an imaginary power to overturn laws passed by state legislatures and/or Congress — a power that’s unassailable by the other branches of government and other courts.
I shared this in an earlier article, but it bears repeating. In Thomas Jefferson’s letter to W.C. Jarvis, he warned of the danger we would face if we ever gave the courts too much power:
“You seem to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps….
“Their power [is] the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves.” (emphasis mine)
The duopoly wants only one thing: more power. And that’s the motivation behind this far-left plan to hijack the Supreme Court.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.