From one constitutional crisis to the next, it’s all the left has

Craig Hall, Publisher

Craig Hall, Publisher

Remember just a few short weeks ago, when the left declared a constitutional — or humanitarian, or immigration power of the president or Trump is, of course, evil — crisis on our border that had to be foremost after the last crisis in Washington, D.C.?

Well, I don’t recall the one before, either. But I do know that whenever President Donald Trump does the same thing President Barack Obama did, the left runs to one place with its latest outrage: The nation’s courts.

Whenever the left can’t accomplish by vote, policy or convincing of the people what it’s demanding is in the best interest for our nation, it has to go to the courts to force it upon the people. And whenever that occurs, never fear, there will always be a leftist judge available to either stop what Republicans are trying to do (or in many cases undo what the left did) or to rule in favor of the left’s latest (or worse, oldest settled, bad law) outrage or unconstitutional policy. So it only goes to reason President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has the left up in arms.

That’s why you’ll hear all the weeping and gnashing of teeth over the next few months, particularly in how Trump’s decision will now swing “the balance of the court to the right.” I don’t know about “the right” in terms of the court’s leanings. Because from my experience, the only leaning on the court has been to the left  — admittedly so. Let me
explain, because it’s simple. We’ve had many justices who use their personal preferences to make their opinions. We’ve had justices who have said they don’t look to the Constitution to help determine decisions. And we’ve had justices who’ve both created and upheld the most patently unconstitutional laws and decisions time and again. Outside of a handful of decisions, few of those justices could be said to have “right” leanings.

So what’s exactly a “right-leaning” justice on today’s Supreme Court? My only answer is one who uses the Constitution to make their decisions and opinions. It’s hard to believe that’s something considered to be disqualifying for a nominee for the Supreme Court. But that’s where we find ourselves today. And be prepared for Democrats to go all in on something they know little to nothing about during Kavanaugh’s Senate approval process: stare decisis.

If you don’t know what that means, it’s the legal principle of determining points in litigation according to precedent. It’s also the kind of thinking that has brought our country such travesties as slavery and Jim Crow and continues such unconstitutional laws like Obamacare and the horrors of abortion on demand. For the left to continue to get its way on policy, it has to hammer home stare decisis regarding any and all court decisions on every level. But when it comes to the Supreme Court, precedent means less and less. That’s more for leftist, activist justices on lower courts. But it’s also the only way the left can uphold the unconstitutional policies it’s forced on people.

That’s why you’ll hear a bunch of Democratic senators using this term over and over toward Judge Kavanaugh. Well, it also makes them sound smarter during hearings. Trust me, they aren’t. And no, I’m not using that term to make me sound smarter. I’ll be the first to tell you I know absolutely nothing about Brett Kavanaugh or any of his decisions over his career. What I can’t stand about Democrats is that they won’t. Now you’ll hear Chuck Schumer call Kavanaugh a “conservative justice” who’s way out of the mainstream, and his non-thinking minions will follow blindly in kind. But if Chuck was honest, he’d have to tell you he hasn’t the slightest clue about Kavanaugh or his decisions. Otherwise he’d have never approved Kavanaugh for his position on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. So yes, Chuck, you already approved him (after your party, once again, played politics on judicial appointments) for his position on stare decisis. You just don’t want him approved where he no longer has to use it.

And here’s one main reason Schumer will oppose Kavanaugh: abortion. How sad is that? But that’s all the Dems have. And it’s for the saddest of reasons: Votes. One must look to abortion as a bedrock of the single largest voting block for Democrats: women who identify with the always changing group known as feminists. The fact this is the hill upon which Democrats will choose to make their stand is very disturbing.

Because in the decision on privacy known as Roe v. Wade, the abortion part of the decision is horrible law. If the left wants to make its stand on Roe, which is also on the deaths of millions of babies, I say let it. It’s time to have this fight. Overturning Roe will not end abortion in this country no matter how big a moral wrong abortion is. But it might lessen by hundreds of thousands per year the number of abortions performed.
And how can anyone be against that?

Slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, abortion and Obamacare. These are what happens when the Supreme Court leans left. Maybe it’s past time it leans a little more “right.”

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Since June of 2000, Craig Hall has been the owner/publisher of the Grand Valley Business Times. He can reached at 970-424-5133 or publisher@thebusinesstimes.com
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  • Sad!

    This is real garbage. You openly admit you know nothing about Kavanaugh and then offer opinion after opinion. Your op ed betrays a simple truth–a conservative administration could nominate a muppet and you’d support it because it has a big (R) next to its name.

    As for “stare decisis,” the Supreme Court has leaned conservative for decades. That’s a fact, not opinion. If you hate its precedent, or think it doesn’t follow the Constitution, you might want to look in the mirror to determine who really can’t understand the written word of the founding fathers. “Unconstitutional” is one of the most overused words in politics.

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