A Reminder For Milquetoast Republicans: Three SCOTUS Justices Were Confirmed Within Seven Weeks

P. Gardner Goldsmith | September 21, 2020
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If there’s one thing many people have learned during the anguishing, insane, anti-constitutional COVID19 lockdowns in the U.S., it’s that they’re not supposed to question the big-government, pop-media pushed narrative.

And that now applies to the leftist idea that Donald Trump should NOT do what he’s supposed to do as President, that he should NOT nominate a candidate to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Instead, the narrative pushed by RINOs such as Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and Maine Senator Susan Collins as well as Alexandria Ocasio-Ortez,  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and CNN via their specially chosen guest incubus Bill Clinton is that Trump should not try to appoint a new Justice just over six weeks before an election, and, if Biden should win, Trump should not appoint a justice at all.

We need deliberation, they tell us.

Because, of course, deliberation is precisely what people like Pelosi love. She is, after all, the woman who spouted the immortal venom, “We have to pass the bill so that you can, uh, find out what is in it,” when pushing the insult to the Constitution and liberty called Obamacare in 2010.

And Bill Clinton was so fond of deliberation, he charged his wife with the task of meeting with special interests behind closed doors to scheme about reshaping the health care and insurance industries back in 1993.

Oh, but, as Ocasio-Cortez desperately claims, it was Justice Ginsberg’s dying wish that Trump not nominate someone so close to an election.

Well, it turns out, three Supreme Court Justices were nominated and approved within 45 days - one day less than the amount of time between Ginsburg's death and the upcoming election in November.

And Ruth Bader Ginsberg was one of them.

As Jordan Davidson notes for The Federalist, folks have noticed this fact, and they’re starting to tell others.

According to Senate records, Justices Ginsburg, John Paul Stevens, and Sandra Day O’Connor were all confirmed in a short period of time. Stevens’s confirmation in 1975 took 19 days, O’Connor’s confirmation in 1981 took 33 days, and Ginsburg’s confirmation in 1993 took 42 days.

And Davidson observes that Matt Batzel, the National Executive Director of American National (an organization that trains young conservatives interested in political work), Tweeted this on September 18:

Yes, Trump has time to nominate and get his nominee confirmed to the Supreme Court. EVERY SINGLE VOTE ON A #SCOTUS NOMINEE OF THE LAST 45 YEARS was voted on in less time than what Trump has between now and the end of his current term.

This might be an opportune time to note the madness of calling America the “land of the free” when its central government has so much power over our lives and a handful of people in black robes can change the state of freedom for generations.

Perhaps we can observe the warnings of people like the antifederalist Robert Yates, who, writing as “Brutus” during the important debate over the adoption of the Constitution, predicted that the Judicial Branch of the federal government would usurp power and expand the central government.

As Gary M. Galles noted in 2018 for the Foundation for Economic Education:

Brutus predicted that the Supreme Court would adopt ‘very liberal’ principles of interpretation because there had never in history been a court with such ‘immense powers,’ which was perilous for a nation founded on consent of the governed. It could easily empower ‘creative’ rulings with ‘the force of law,’ due to insufficient ability to ‘control their adjudications’ and ‘correct their errors.’ This failing would compound over time in a ‘silent and imperceptible manner,’ through precedents building on one another.

Yates was prophetic, but he didn’t need to use supernaturalism to figure it out.

It is the tendency of the state and its political office holders to claim more power. Through cunning conspiracies, simple pandering, cronyism, bogus military operations, fearmongering, glad-handling, pork handouts, and central banking, the state grows, and it is a rare judge who stands in its way.

The system is designed to attack liberty, and none of the grandstanding of the big-government political players can hide that fact.

We know the score, and the only small hope we have when looking at the Supreme Court is that Trump nominates someone who might stand as one of those rare exceptions, who might, possibly, stand against the statist storm battering what’s left of our liberty.

Finding someone like that is something that cannot happen too soon.