For my money, this is where the battle begins, this is where the absolute lines must be drawn even for the irresolute among us. Their decisions coming up this term will dictate the rapid descent of America and they will have finally plunged a dagger into the heart of liberty everywhere.
Overblown? I don't think so. One last bastion of liberty exists and it is the United States of America. Though damaged and battered, it exists, not out of the kindness of those justices so high and imperious in our national court, but because so many of us still believe it, the simpletons that we are.
We are not free and have not been free since Marbury v Madison, in my opinion. It was this case that led to the despotic rule of the court, not putting it on an even playing field as often taught, but giving the Court supreme power over every law, every right. Now, the Supreme Court is like a giant black hole, sucking everything up into it, it is the communist view of control that fits in so well with its tyranny. The Supreme Court pits one sector against another, finds favor with slave owners one minute and communists the next. Maybe they only understand a societal control mechanism that is as arbitrary and absolute as their own despotic rule.
Any president can file suit and argue before the court, any congress can legislate away our rights, but it is the Supreme Court which has become the rulers, the despots in our midst. There is no equivocation on this point and I don't care whose court it is attributed to, conservative or liberal, it is the same game, any ruling that places the federal government in greater control is a favorite of the Supreme Court. When, other than the recent EPA reversal, did any court rule against the power of the federal government? Sure there have been a few token egalitarian type rulings, a crumb here and there to save the loaf is not a price too great to pay for these gains. There have been a few good Second Amendment rulings, because they are afraid of the gun-toters, but when was a Fourth Amendment right upheld? Why in God's name did the whole of the Patriot Act survive intact?
These are not people protecting the liberty of the people or the spirit of the liberty-loving people who wrote the Constitution. They are government hacks interested in setting up the power structure so that they, in the end, become the rulers of the
I don't recall a single ruling where I had to accept that, like it, or not, it was the correct way to rule. It was Constitutional. Again, a crumb for a loaf is not liberty, it is lessened oppression. You can vote anyone you want into office and anyone you want out of office, but if you do not address, and Constitutionally you can't, the cancer at the heart of the matter (other than to impeach on grounds of abuse of power, moral interpidtude or TREASON) then elected officials are nothing other than extra hogs at the trough.
Words can be hashed out to mean anything. Words are the weapons of the damned. Words are the instructions to the persecutors who will come to visit in the dark of night. Our nation's soul has been sold with the power of the thesaurus.
It seems that words like duty, obligation and priviledged honor to serve are just re-defined to allow these imperious justices to function. It is not the 435 (or whatever number) of representatives who have betrayed this nation, it is not the 100 senators, or the single president, or even the Supreme Court today, but those in the past and for tens of generations who are to blame. No single individuals have the power of the Court anywhere in America. The God-like president himself must bow to their will or face chaos. Perhaps this is why, with the weight of the media, the instruction of the schools and the power of celebrity behind it the leftists continually win in court after court, not because they are right, but because the betrayal is so complete they revel in good press and fawning admiration. Who would not like to be Caeser and loved?
Focus on the nine who rule and you will be further along in determining the actions that must be taken to secure liberty. Everything else is show business.