by The Common Constitutionalist
November 25, 2013
So Harry Reid actually did it. He finally pulled the trigger on the so-called “Nuclear Option.” What does that mean for us – for our country? Nothing good, I’m afraid.
The “nuclear option” refers to the Senate’s advice and consent of a president’s nomination of cabinet heads and judges. With a single party line vote (all but three), Harry Reid has made the confirmation process much easier. It now takes a 51 vote simple majority to confirm a nominee. It had been 60 votes.
Some have said, “Well at least it doesn’t include Supreme Court nominees.” That is correct. The Supreme Court is exempt from the new simple majority rule… that is until the Democrats decide they also want to include it. The only reason the Supreme Court was left out, was simply because no one on the court has claimed they are retiring. If say, Ruth “Buzzy” Ginsberg wanted to call it quits, the Supreme Court would’ve been part of the simple majority deal. You can bet on that.
So with that vote, the radicals in the Senate, led by Reid, are free to pack the lower courts, expand the courts and create new courts if they wish. What do I mean by expanding and create? They can do that? Yep!
The United States Constitution states that,
“the judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish” (Emphasis added).
So they can create whole new courts and expand the numbers of leftist judges on current courts to overwhelm the right.
This will have a devastating effect on our lives. Just think about. There will be no redress of grievance when the Environmental Protection Agency takes your property or shuts down your business. When Eric Holder demands surrender of your weapon, what court will hear your complaint or side with you? Don’t talk to me about the Supreme Court. You’ll be old and gray by the time your case gets there, if ever.
Not to mention that now virtually any leftist radical can become a lower court, district or appellate judge. Just imagine Bill Ayers, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Anita (Maoist) Dunn, communist professors from Columbia in Berkeley, dressed up in their black robes and Birkenstocks, smoking weed at the bench; all there for a lifetime. No, one does not have to be an attorney to become judge; any radical will do.
This decision will affect elections, legislation, everything. Conservative state laws will be struck down or stayed by radical federal courts. Every lower court could eventually look like the Ninth Circuit Court. State election laws, gun laws, education, abortion laws – everything will be affected.
In fact, one could argue, with enough leftist courts, one doesn’t even need a federal legislature. Everything will be decided for the left by the courts.
True enough. So how can that evil Harry Reid be stopped?
Well, it’s actually quite simple. I didn’t say easy, for if that were true it would have been done. Republicans are great with the easy way out.
The overrun of the courts can be stopped the same way Obamacare could have… with money… or lack of.
Remember the whole “Power of the Purse” argument put forth by some wide-eyed naïve conservatives; that Obamacare just be defunded? Go ahead and pass all the silly laws you want but you’ll get no money to implement. That was the idea. Same here.
Every judge, every clerk, the building, the lights, the water fountain in the hallway, are all dependent upon Congress deciding to pay for them. Without funding, the courts don’t exist. It’s as simple as that. That’s how to stop it. I guess it’s time to start calling Congress again.
On a personal note, I agree with what Rush Limbaugh said on Friday, that evildoers will always have to pay for their deeds. One way or the other they will eventually have to pay for their wickedness. If not here on earth then in the afterlife, and people like Harry Reid, if not forced to answer for his evil, underhanded ways on earth, will burn in the depths of Hell, unless he repents. He belongs there and no doubt many compatriots like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and George Soros will be right by his side.
One way or another, good will triumph over evil. It always does. We may not see that day, but it will come.