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Past time to judge unjust justices

March 30, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court | March 2012

Past time to judge unjust justices.

Our president is not the only major obvious target for prompt impeachment, conviction, and removal from office.

Kagan: “It doesn’t sound coercive to me, I have to tell you” | protein wisdom

Kagan: “The exact same argument so, so that really reduces to the question of: why is a big gift from the federal government a matter of coercion?

“In other words, the federal government is here saying: we’re giving you a boatload of money.  There are no, is no matching funds requirement.  There are no extraneous conditions attached to it.

“It’s just a boatload of federal money for you to take and spend on poor people’s healthcare.  It doesn’t sound coercive to me, I have to tell you.”

This is a remarkable exchange for several reasons, not the least of which being that it makes clear, in no uncertain terms, that those on the left really do believe that all money belongs first to the government — and that the government is somehow responsible for making this money (whether by printing it or collecting it).   That is, they confuse and conflate having the money to dole out as a matter of procedure with owning the money and handing it out as a matter of largess.  And they are truly stunned when you aren’t terribly thankful for their enlightened decision to return some of your money to you.
That Kagan would refer to taxpayer money returned to the states as a “gift” from the government — while simultaneously supporting a position that we be mandated to pay that money whether we wish to or not — is absolutely astonishing.

Out of a sense of collegiality, the Senate has confirmed “liberal” Justices that don’t just share a different idea about how the Constitution is to be read; they share a different idea of the validity of the Constitution itself — a belief that is by necessity political in nature inasmuch as it necessitates a mistrust of the underlying governmental system to which they pledge an oath to uphold — and so should never, out of some quaint notion of comity, have be confirmed in the first place.

Once the court becomes an extension of the political arm of a particular party or political ideology outside of the ideology built into the Constitution itself (as a matter of foundational first principles for the purpose of ordering the society and protecting individual rights), it has been corrupted.

That we  are but one bad vote away from concluding that the Constitution written and ratified by those who fought a revolution to escape a monarchy allows for the federal government to force individuals to enter into private contracts against their will, is a testimony to just how close we’ve are to allowing the left to complete their coup — one that began with a usurpation of institutions and has long been bolstered by control over language and meaning through linguistic sleight of hand and pedestrian philosophical observation re-imagined as profound anti-foundational insight.

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