YES! The American People Deserve to Know What Biden & Harris Will Do to The U.S. Constitution
Yes! The American People Deserve to Know What the Democrat-Socialists Will Do to The U.S. Constitution
by Dr. Steven Clark Bradley PhD | Contributor | Eternal Affairs Media
To those of you, who are running headlong toward the disaster known as Socialism, God has words that you must take heed of:
“Desire without knowledge is not good—how much more will hasty feet miss the way!”Proverbs 19:2
The aims of the Democrat-Socialists are well known. They have the absolute intention bringing Socialism to America. Yet, they do have many impediments to accomplishing their devious goals. President Trump remains a massive wall before the Democrat Socialists, and they must defeat him, by any means, before they can turn America into a totalitarian Socialist state.
Yet, the greatest impediment to implementing the Democrat-Socialist’s Dystopia is still the US Constitution, itself. To be able to pass their unconstitutional laws and have them upheld, in the Supreme Court. If they win control of the congress and the White House, in this upcoming election, the radicals, in the Democrat-Socialist Party, will immediately commence to transform the U.S. Constitution fundamentally, into a powerless and meaningless document, which will become nothing more than a mere afterthought.
To accomplish their pernicious intents, as they pass their laws that are wholly against all the that is enshrined, in the U.S. Constitution, they must change the sacred document and weaken it so much that they can fearlessly ride roughshod over the law of the land and pass Socialist laws that will not be overturned because the standard, by which such laws would be scrutinized, will be seen as of no consequence.
THOUGH WEAKENED, THE U.S. CONSTITUTION STILL STANDS AS A MAJOR BARRIER TO DEMOCRAT-SOCIALISTS DREAMS OF MARXIST INFAMY
Though many laws and practices are now already in place, in the U.S. Government, which usurp authority, over the constitution, of the United States, nevertheless, the U.S. Constitution still remains the law of the land and prohibits the infamous and pernicious goals and policies that the Democrat-Socialists desperately crave to force down the American people’s throats.
As the US Constitution stands now, there is no way that Democrat-Socialists would ever be able to pass their laws and have them upheld, in the US Supreme Court. Therefore, the only way they could ever get their edicts to pass constitutional muster, as the law of the land, is to destroy the US Constitution as the official bulwark, guardian and foundation, of the nation itself.
Hence, if in the majority, in congress, and if Democrat-Socialists are in the White House, as well, they will push very hard, immediately, after coming to power, to end the Electoral College, the filibuster, the 60-vote requirement for passing legislation. Most importantly, they will pack the Supreme Court with several additional Supreme Court Justices, who are all in line with their political Socialist philosophical. In so doing, they can guarantee that any law that they pass will remain intact and declared constitutional, thereby, becoming the official law of the land.
The Democrat-Socialists will turn the US Supreme Court into a checkmark and a mere act of illusion, for them. By packing the Supreme Court, they will be able to whittle away, at the checks and balances, which the U.S. Constitution provides. The Democrat-Socialists would be assured that anything that goes before the defiled Supreme Court would be supported and ruled constitutional, in their favor, because they will have stacked the court, with their own people, who have their own views. The Democrat-Socialists will never allow anybody to be on the Supreme Court, who would disagree, with them, in any manner, ever again.
It is imperative that we stop this literal constitutional homicide. If the Democrat-Socialists, Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, and especially, if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris become President and Vice President of the United States, the constitutional republic will effectively exist no more. We will have become a nation ruled by one party, and the US Constitution will become a meagre relic lying in state, in the Library of Congress, under a thick pane of glass. It will be there for onlookers to behold and speculate about a bygone era, of a much freer and better day.
We have often accurately heard about what the Democrat-Socialists want to do, if they achieve the White house, and get majorities, in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Some of the radical and freedom-ending actions that would be almost immediately taken, by the Democrat-Socialists would be:
- Packing the Court
- Ending the Electoral College
- Ending the Filibuster
- Ending the 60-vote requirement for passing legislation
- Adding Washington DC and Puerto Rico as states to gain a perpetual majority in Congress.
UNDERSTANDING WHY DEMOCRAT-SOCIALIST ATTACKS AGAINST THE U.S. CONSTITUTION ARE SO DANGEROUS
Though, it is good and important to tell the people what the radical Democrat-Socialists will do, in the event of a Joe Biden and Kamala Harris victory. Yet, we also must explain to the American people why these radical Socialist actions are so dangerous and deadly, to the lives of the American people and to the United States, as a free and fair Constitutional Republic.
I will explain what a victorious Democrat- Socialist Party will do to shred the U.S. Constitution. I will also clarify why their actions will be so disastrous to the nation and its constitution. We need to have a clear understanding of how the Democrat-Socialists’ agenda will destroy America, as it was prescribed to be, by our Founding Fathers and what the American people agreed to, when we ratified the U.S. Constitution, as the law of the land.
Our constitutional system of checks and balances and the co-equal branches of government are literally facing certain collapse, if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and the Democrat-Socialist take power, in the November 3rd election. These are severe supremely important constitutional issues.
CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE ONE:
PACKING THE SUPREME COURT
JOE BIDEN SAYS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DO NOT DESERVE TO HAVE AN ANSWER ON WHETHER HE WILL PACK THE SUPREME COURT …
JOE BIDEN SAID:
“You will not know my opinion until the election’s over. It’s a great question for you all, and I don’t blame you for asking. But, you know the moment I answer that question the headline and every one of your papers will be about that other than focusing on what’s happening now.”
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refuse to give the American people an answer as to whether or not they will pack the court, until after the election. This is very similar to what Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi said before passing the Affordable Health Care bill (Obamacare). She said we could not know what was in it until they passed it. This is outright scandalous and ought to cause every single person, in America, who cherishes their freedom and our rights that are protected in the U.S. Constitution, to refuse to cast a single vote for them or any Democrat-Socialist, until we know what they plan to do.
Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’ conceit is stunning. They seem to believe that the American people will simply roll over and play dead, in the face of the Democrat-Socialists’ sheer lack of truthfulness and their complete absence of transparency. Chuck Schumer has already said that everything is on the table. The American people should take the Democrat-Socialist Senate Majority Leader, at his word.
Every Democrat-Socialist is fundamentally arrogant, in their attitude about destroying the American Constitutional Court System. In the history of the republic, we have never been confronted with such a ruthless disregard for the rule of law or for the American people. We are witnessing a concerted scheme to destroy the separation of powers and the co-equal constitutional power of the three branches of government, the legislative, the executive and the judicial, as prescribed, in the U.S. Constitution.
For example, if the Democrat-Socialists pack the Supreme Court, with additional justices, who align with their political philosophy, their hand-picked justices would write the laws and determine the constitutionality of laws in question and would rule by judicial Fiat. There is every reason why such a travesty of the U.S. System of Law should give grave concern, to all of us, who believe in the U.S. Constitution. It is liberty in Socialist snipers’ crosshairs.
It is clear how Biden would lead this country down a very alarming and treacherous path, where unelected lifetime and unaccountable judges would determine anything and everything, as they want to determine it. It will condemn us, who are alive today, and will condemn our posterity to outright tyranny, for, at least, the next one hundred years, to put it mildly.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris know that if they tell us the truth, the American people will reject them, out of hand. In fact, it is impossible to believe anything they say, since they are controlled by Socialists, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Elizabeth Warren, the Socialist squad and by the radical Democrat-Socialist Party.
In her debate, with Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Kamala Harris was not prepared to answer the most important question of the evening and of this election, which was about whether a Biden/Harris Administration would pack the Supreme Court.
Let me state my agreement with Vice President Pence’s reply to Kamala Harris’ non-answer. For the record, if Joe Biden is elected President of the United States, and if the Democrats control the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, they will add, at least, six liberal justices to the Supreme Court.
The Democrat-Socialists will get them confirmed too, if they are given control of the Senate. Other Justices will not have to die or retire. The Democrat-Socialist-controlled house and senate will simply add them.
Therefore, there will no longer be a neutral judicial body ruling, on the constitutionality of future Socialist-based laws. It will become a thoroughly political body that will rule on the constitutionality of laws based totally on politics and not law.
Thus, all of our rights and all the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, such as the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, and so forth, will no longer be interpreted according to the Constitution, as the singular and final definitive standard. The rulings that will be handed down will follow the particular winds of political doctrine that are blowing, at that moment in time.
It is very frightening that most Americans do not understand the danger this presents to the very existence of the constitutional republic. It means that our rights will vanish, into thin air. That is what packing the Supreme Court is about, and that is why Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refuse to answer any questions related to this treacherous policy they intend to foist upon us all.
Consider this scenario. The Democrat-Socialists will pass a bill that the Supreme Court now has 15 judges. Then, a President Joe Biden will nominate the additional justices. Since the Senate is controlled by democrats, they will confirm them, with no impediment, at all. That is an alarming scenario, which will be played out and become a reality, if Americans elect Joe Biden to the presidency and a majority of Democrat-Socialists, to the two houses of congress.
Hence, since Joe Biden refused to answer the court-packing question, in the first presidential debate, and because Kamala Harris refused to do so, in the vice presidential debate, it is an absolute certainty that, if Joe Biden and the Democrat-Socialists are victorious, they will, without a doubt, pack the Supreme Court.
As noted, Kamala Harris also has refused to answer the question of whether or not she would pack the Supreme Court if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice. During the vice presidential debate, Vice President Pence asked Senator Harris directly for an answer to this question. Like Joe Biden, she refused to respond.
Vice President Mike Pence said:
“Senator Harris, you speak about the Supreme Court though, I think the American people really deserve an answer, Senator Harris. Are you and Joe Biden going to pack the court, if Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed? I mean there have been 29 vacancies, on the Supreme Court, during presidential election years, from George Washington to Barack Obama. Presidents have nominated, in all 29 cases, but your party is actually openly advocating adding seats to the Supreme Court, which has had nine seats, for a hundred and fifty years, If you don’t get your way.
This is a classic case of, if you can’t win by the rules, you’re going to change the rules. Now, you’ve refused to answer the question. Joe Biden has refused to answer the question. So, I think the American people would really like to know, if Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States, are you and Joe Biden, if somehow you win this election, going to pack the Supreme Court to get your way?”
Senator Kamala Harris:
“Joe and I are very clear. The American people are voting right now, and it should be their decision about who will serve on this most important body, for a lifetime.”
Vice President Mike Pence:
“Thank you, Senator Harrison. Since they are voting, they’d like to know if you and Joe Biden are going to pack the Supreme Court. The straight answer is yes; they are going to pack the Supreme Court, if they somehow win this election.”
If you are an American citizen, and if you honor the U.S. Constitution, which is the most perfect political document the world has ever known, can you enthusiastically and confidently vote for either Joe Biden or Kamala Harris?
Anyone, who could advocate the constitution-killing policies that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris plan to force, upon the nation, should receive no votes, at all, from any patriotic American. It is absolutely clear that they intend to abolish the Supreme Court of the United States and turn it into a political circus. Now, if you have friends or family, who plan to vote for Biden, tell them what you have learned here because, if Biden and Harris win, your rights will vanish on January 20, 2021.
It is vitally important that every American can practice all their rights that are guaranteed, by the constitution. Those rights are given by God and protected by the Supreme Court and not by any political ruling order or regime. We have to recognize that. Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are going to protect your rights. Political parties do not have an interest in protecting you. They care only about exerting political power.
Ultimately, it is the Supreme Court that was formed to protect our rights. If the Democrat-Socialists politicize the Supreme Court, by adding politically-based allied justices, based totally on their political views, the Constitution will no longer have any standing, as the standard, on which the constitutionality of any and all laws is determined.
HOW WOULD A PACKED COURT CHANGE THE NATION?
THE END OF PRIVATE PROPERTY
The most dangerous thing is what a radicalized and biased stacked Supreme Court would result in. A packed Supreme Court would remove our constitutional right to private property. The far left Democrat-Socialists do not want anyone to have private property.
The Socialist radicals would certainly choose additional Supreme Court Justices, who have no respect for constitutional protections of private property. The far left Democrat-Socialist Party, in America, does not want the U.S. Supreme Court to protect private property. They are already demonstrating their hatred of individual private property.
Every time Democrat-Socialist Party calls for a ‘Wealth Tax’, they are making a direct attack, on private property. Wealth taxes are directly aimed at taking away private property. Though Biden refuses to answer questions, as to whether he will pack the Supreme Court, you can be sure that he will. Perhaps you do not know what the difference is between income tax and a wealth tax.
The Difference Between Wealth and Income
WEALTH TAX: A Wealth Tax consists of the value of somebody’s total assets (cash; savings and investments; houses, cars and other property; insurance and pension plans, for example) after your liabilities (mortgages, credit card debt or outstanding loans, for example) have been subtracted. In other words, it’s what’s left over if you sold everything you own and used the money to pay off every debt you have.
INCOME TAX: In contrast, Income Tax is money received over a period of time, typically in return for a person’s time and expertise through work, or as interest or dividends. Paychecks are income. Money from renting out a property or dividend payments from a stock you own are other examples of income.
So, if a Wealth tax is enacted, by the Democrat-Socialists gain power, in America, they have already called for a wealth tax that would add up all of your assets, minus your bills you have paid, and you would be forced to pay for the things you own and the money you have made and saved. This means you would be taxed on the wealth you have accumulated through the money you made and already paid taxes on. In fact, a wealth tax amounts to double taxation.
To enact the Green New Deal, free college, and the whole Socialist agenda, of the Democrat-Socialist Party, it is required that they be able to pass unconstitutional laws, such as a wealth tax. To ensure that such laws, that legalize the governmental theft of your private property and to have such tyrannical laws upheld, in the Supreme Court, Joe Biden and the Democrat-Socialists must pack and politicize the Supreme Court.
If you are affluent, you will be subject to the government’s taking of whatever it decides it wants, at will. That is the kind of country the Democrat-Socialists are offering every American. In Democrat-Socialist America, the government will own everything and only let us have as much as they choose to let us use.
Joe Biden will not push back against these Socialist-Marxist revolutionaries, in our government. You cannot have socialized medicine, entitlements, guaranteed income, free college and all that, without the wealth tax or without seizing your private property.
We already have a deficit of thirty-trillion dollars. Even with the Biden-proposed four trillion-dollar tax increase, and with the stripping away of President Trump’s across-the-board tax cut, in order to enact the Democrat-Socialist agenda, the Democrat-Socialists would have to pass a wealth tax.
Democrat-Socialists also would have to commandeer private property to pay for all the far left unconstitutional bills that the Democrat-Socialist Party will pass and Joe Biden would sign into law. They can pass those laws and keep them intact only by packing the court with their own hand-picked additional philosophically-allied Supreme Court Justices.
THE END OF THE 2ND AMENDMENT
If we elect the Democrat-Socialists and allow them to pack the court, there will no longer be private ownership of guns. The 2nd Amendment will simply go away. The wording of the 2nd Amendment says gun ownership is based on maintaining a well-regulated militia. A packed Socialist politicized Supreme Court would determine that this does not apply to private citizens.
The packed Supreme Court will rule that a militia is a government entity. Tyranny has not disappeared, my American Brothers and sisters. It is alive and well and at war with liberty, today in the United States of America through the Democrat-Socialist Party. These tyrannical terrorists will be empowered, through the Marxism of Black Lives Matter, Antifa, Refuse Fascism and many other Democrat-Socialist-allied left-wing organizations. Biden won’t stand up against Kamala Harris, AOC, Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders. Joe Biden is nothing but a puppet, of the far left.
It is all happening now. Joe Biden will not protect your constitutional rights on any level. Only President Trump will protect you. Whether you like Donald Trump’s personality or not, only President Trump will stand up for you? No one, in the world of the Democrat-Socialist Party; not Joe Biden; not Kamala Harris, will defend your rights. In fact, it is Joe Biden’s intention to take your rights away. Cancel culture is being driven by the Democrat-Socialists, and it is all about taking private property away from you.
Venezuela packed their Supreme Court, under the Socialist Party of Hugo Chavez. By doing so, they created nothing less than a circus that became a rubber stamp for the Socialist Revolution in Venezuela. If Joe Biden and the Democrat-Socialists win this election, welcome to the North American Venezuela.
CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUE TWO:
ENDING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
The Democrat-Socialist are also threatening to do away with the Electoral College, if they gain a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
Many left-wing politicians have very openly complained that the Electoral College needs to be abolished. They say that it is imperative to take a look at the whole Electoral College, with the goal of eliminating the institution, which they say is unfair.
It is easy, at first glance, without a clear understanding, of the real purpose and need of the Electoral College, to determine that it is unfair. It is understandable that such calls of elimination by some who do not know the reasons and the practices of the Electoral College. Presidents have taken office, who won in the Electoral College but lost the popular vote. This is confusing to many and has led several to call for the abolition of the Electoral College.
It is clear that the plan of the left to eliminate the Electoral College have been very effectively presented to the American people. Yet, the reasons why it must be preserved, and why it is needed, have not been adequately argued to the nation, on either side of the political spectrum.
Therefore, I want to explain, to you, why about the Electoral College remains essential. It is very important to explain why the President and Vice President of the United States are not chosen by a nationwide popular vote of the American people but, instead through the Electoral College’s 538 electors.
Why didn’t the founders make the election process simple and just allow the Chief executive to be elected with a majority of the people’s votes? Why did they create it, and why do we continue to need this institution of the electoral college? The answer is vital to understanding, not only the electoral college, itself, but also the natural makeup of America.
PURE DEMOCRACIES DO NOT WORK
The Founding Fathers never had any objective of creating a pure democracy that was based on majority rule. They knew, from careful study of history, that pure democracies do not work. They fall apart because a purely democratic majority can easily oppress the rest of the country.
One description of pure democracy that has noted is that of two wolves and a lamb that vote on which one will be dinner for the other two. The founders wanted to avoid this potentially tyrannical system of government.
As a result, the founders gave us, and the American people accepted a government made up of three branches of government, the executive, legislative and judicial. They struck a delicate balance that could prevent the tyrannical abuses that exist in a pure democracy.
THE FOUNDING FATHERS BELIEVED IN BICAMERALISM
A bicameral legislature has legislators in two or more distinct chambers, as opposed to unicameralism, in which all members deliberate and vote as a single group, which is a common feature of pure democracy.
Consequentially, America’s constitution provided for a senate, in which each state has two senators, no matter how large or small its population is and a house of representatives, in which each states number of representatives is based entirely on population. This is why a super majority is required, in Congress and three-quarters of the states are needed to change the Constitution. This is also why the Electoral College exists and why it is so important.
HOW THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE WORKS
In America, Presidential Elections Actually Take Place in Two Phases
Though it commonly is thought that we hold one national election every four years. In fact, we hold 51 popular elections every presidential election year. There is an election in each state and one in Washington DC. Another fact that is not often known is that every presidential election is done in parts.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – PHASE ONE
Perhaps, when you voted in November 2012, you believed you voted for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. You may have thought that, in November, 2016, you believed you voted for Donald J. Trump or Hillary Clinton. In reality, when you cast your vote, you actually voted for your state’s slate of presidential electors. If you voted for Donald J. Trump, in November of 2016, you voted for your state’s Republican Electors.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – PART TWO
Part two of the presidential election process is held in December, of every presidential election year. The December election takes place, when every state’s electors gather together to cast their votes for the winner of their state’s election. Altogether, there are 538 electors. It is not the November election, which really decides the identity of the next president. At least 270 votes are needed to win the presidency.
HERE IS WHY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS NEEDED
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGES FORCES CANDIDATES TO REACH OUT TO ALL AMERICANS
One reason why the Electoral College so important is because the system encourages coalition building and national campaigning in order to win. A candidate must also reach out to many different types of voters, from various parts of the country. Because winning the electors of each state is necessary to win the presidency. Winning only in the South or in the Midwest is not good enough to win the required 270 electoral votes.
If the Electoral College did not exist, and if winning was only about winning the most popular votes, a candidate could concentrate all of their efforts on the biggest cities or the states with the most residents, such as California or New York. Using the popular vote, for the presidency, would remove a candidate’s need of campaigning in states, like Alaska, Iowa or Montana. The candidates for president would not need to care what those voters think about their issues or their ability to be president.
Many people think that the election is really only about the swing States. In fact, swing states are constantly changing. As recently as the 1980’s, California was strongly Republican voting or red state. Not long ago, Texas voted strongly Democrat. Also, New Hampshire nor Virginia were never considered to be swing States, not long ago, in the past.
Many feel that George W. Bush won, in 2000, strictly because of Florida. Actually, he won the election because he flipped West Virginia, which was totally considered to be a safe democrat state and because Al Gore failed to win his own state, of Tennessee. These are good examples of how vital it is to have the Electoral College. Individual states turned out to be highly important and not just large states, like California and New York.
The electoral votes turned out to be decisive in the 2016 presidential election as well. Hillary Clinton failed to visit Wisconsin and Michigan because she considered them safe states, for her campaign. She ended up losing those typically safe Democrat-voting states.
No political party can ignore any state for too long, without suffering the consequences. Because of the Electoral College, every state and every voter, in every state, is important.
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE HELPS KEEP PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS FAIR AND CLEAN
The Electoral College also makes it harder to steal election votes. It makes it necessary to steal votes, in the right state, in order to change the outcome of the Electoral College because there are so many swing States. This is hard to predict and hard to do. However, without the Electoral College, any of those votes stolen, in any Precinct, in the country, could affect the national outcome, even if that vote was easily stolen in The bluest, California Precinct or the reddest Texas one.
The Electoral College Is an ingenious method of selecting a president for a great diverse republic, such as our own. It protects against the tyranny of the majority because it encourages Coalition building and discourages voter fraud. Our Founders were proud of it. We can be too.
Be accountable to the people. He governs we have an old the oldest successful system for doing that and power-hungry Democrat-Socialists want to change that.
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
HERE IS WHY PACKING THE SUPREME COURT AND ABOLISHING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE MUST NEVER HAPPEN
The Democrat-Socialists want to pack the Supreme Court so they can promote and enact, into law, their agenda far beyond their Socialist economic agenda. They also want a clear and free path to pass and have their social and cultural agenda upheld in a high court that is stacked with their philosophical allies.
The Democrat Socialists know the voters will not allow them to make their Socialist agenda as a permanent and empowered part of American life and law without having a Supreme Court that will rubberstamp everything thing they do.
If Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win the White House, and, if the Democrat-Socialists when majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, every American will have placed themselves in profound and certain danger of losing the America that we know and love.
Therefore, packing the Supreme Court and ending the Electoral College effectively rips the future of our nation, our lives and our futures, from our hands. We will never be able to say, “In America, the people rule,” in any manner other than just a catch phrase. That is the greatest danger of all, for every single American.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refuse to tell us what they plan on doing, if elected, concerning packing the Supreme Court. Biden is even on record, as saying, that the American people do not have the right to know what he and Kamala Harris will do. If they refuse to tell us what their treacherous plans are for the nation’s highest court, it behooves all of us to ask, what else are they hiding from us?
Americans are very aware of another country that went down this path, which is, in reality, a slew of despondency. I certainly hope we would never go down that path that, the once rich nation of Venezuela, took. If we do so, on November 3, 2020, we should not expect different result than Venezuela received. In fact, if we choose the path of Socialism, The American people will have committed national suicide, with our eyes wide open.
Read this report from ‘Human Rights Watch’, of December 13, 2004, about the outcome of Hugo Chávez’s own Court Packing and the tyranny it engendered:
The Venezuelan Congress dealt a severe blow to judicial independence by packing the country’s Supreme Court with 12 new justices, Human Rights Watch said today. A majority of the ruling coalition, dominated by President Hugo Chávez’s party, named the justices late yesterday, filling seats created by a law passed in May that expanded the court’s size by more than half.
“Five years ago, President Chávez’s supporters helped to enshrine the principle of judicial independence in a new democratic constitution,” said José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch. “Now, by packing the country’s highest court, they are betraying that principle and degrading Venezuelan democracy.”
“Five years ago, President Chávez’s supporters helped to enshrine the principle of judicial independence in a new democratic constitution,” said José Miguel Vivanco, American director, at Human Rights Watch. “Now, by packing the country’s highest court, they are betraying that principle and degrading Venezuelan democracy.”
The law passed in May expanded the court from 20 to 32 members. In addition to the justices named to the 12 new seats, five justices were named to fill vacancies that had opened in recent months, and 32 more were named, as reserve justices, for the court. Members and allies of President Chávez’s Fifth Republic Movement (Movimiento V República, or MVR) form a majority in Congress.
In 1999 a constituent assembly convoked by President Chávez drafted a constitution that guarantees the independence of the judicial branch and the autonomy of the Supreme Court. The Constitution specifically seeks to guarantee the independence of Supreme Court justices by establishing an impeachment process according to which justices may only be removed for “serious offenses” by a two-thirds majority vote by Congress.
But in May, President Chávez signed a court-packing law that allowed his governing coalition in the legislature to obtain an overwhelming majority of seats on the country’s highest court. The 17 new justices (and 32 reserves) were selected yesterday by a simple majority vote of the governing coalition, which did not reveal the names of the nominees to the opposition members of Congress until the time of the vote. [This is exactly what Joe Biden wants to do]
The court-packing law signed in May also gave the governing coalition the power to remove judges from the Court without the two-thirds majority vote required under the constitution. In June, two justices retired after facing possible suspension from the Supreme Court as a result of these new provisions.
The political takeover of the Supreme Court will compound the damage already done to judicial independence by policies pursued by the court itself. The Supreme Court, which has administrative control over the judiciary, has failed to provide security of tenure to 80 percent of the country’s judges. In March, the court summarily fired three judges after they had decided politically controversial cases.
Chávez supporters have justified the court-packing effort largely as a response to pro-opposition rulings in a deeply divided court, such as a highly questionable decision that absolved military officers who participated in the 2002 coup.
“President Chávez and his supporters should be taking steps to strengthen the judiciary,” Vivanco said. “Instead, they are rigging the system to favor their own interests.”
As a result of following the very same Supreme Court Packing policies and laws, as Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and the whole of the Democrat-Socialist Party want to enact in America today, the packing catastrophe, of the Venezuelan Supreme Court, has transformed that once richest nation in Latin-American, into one of the most dangerous and poverty-stricken nations, on Earth.
Venezuela once was the 4th richest nation, in the world. Before embracing Socialism, it was the richest nation in Latin America. Pre-Socialist Venezuela was 4 times richer than Japan, and 12 times richer than China. Today, as a result of Socialism and packing their Supreme Court, over 87% of their people live below the poverty line, with every civil right, which they once freely enjoyed to be abolished.
By 1982, Venezuela was still the richest major economy in Latin America. The country used its vast oil wealth to pay for social programs, including health care, education, transport, and food subsidies. Workers in Venezuela were among the highest paid in the region, until the election of Hugo Chavez, the nation’s first Socialist President.
As a result of Socialism, today, Venezuela has one of the poorest major economies in in the world – and the IMF predicts it to become far worse. The Venezuelan economy, today, is far poorer than it was many years, before the Chávez era started.
The country now has massive shortages of food, electricity, and other essential goods, and violence is escalating in Caracas. More recently, the government is attempting to tighten its grip around power, and mismanagement of the economy has led to people starving on the streets. People are calling the situation a humanitarian crisis, which is extremely disheartening to see in what was once one of the richest countries on the planet.
Do you think that the same thing could never happen, in the United States of America?
THINK AGAIN AMERICA!
There is no rational reason to believe that Socialism, in America, would have any different result. Socialism did this to Venezuela, as Socialism has done everywhere it has ruled. If Socialism is implemented, in the United States of America, this great nation will face the same results and disasters, and the nation will be in perpetual war.
For, those of us, who are patriots, will never roll over and play dead. Instead, we will load our guns, pull together and take that vicious and deadly aberration of the foundation of America down to ruin, with the purpose of restoring the U.S. Constitution to its rightful place, as the official law of the land.
Venezuela is a tragedy, in itself, because the country became incapable of living up to its true economic potential because they chose to depend on other people’s money rather than seeking to create their own wealth though hard work and ingenuity. They chose to rely on leaders that fed them lies of a Socialist utopia, knowing that the only result that Socialism has only ever created is a devastating dystopia, everywhere it has been tried or been forced upon a nation’s people.
The only way that the Democrat-Socialists can cause this terrible travesty is to gain majorities in both houses of congress and be allowed to distort and destroy the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits this America-hating party of tyrants. The only way that can ever transpire is by we the people allowing to the Democrat-Socialists to do so, with our votes.
Therefore, in other words, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Elizabeth Warren and a large team of other Marxists, in the Democrat-Socialist Party can only rip America’s freedom to shreds if we, the American People permit them to. If Biden wins, he will not be president. It will be a government of Kamala Harris, AOC, by Bernie Sanders and for their socialist nationally suicidal agenda.
Karl Marx made the statement that you just keep reintroducing an idea over and over and over again, the people will get used to it and it will eventually become a normal and acceptable idea to the masses. We have to be vigilant because that is already happening in the United States, now.
AMERICA – We have the most crucial decision to make, in the history of our Republic, on November 3rd, 2020. Will we continue to live free together and to work hard together or will we decide that we will become dependent vassals of an all-consuming vast, deep and ruthless government that will control our every breath we take. AMERICA…DESTINY IS KNOCKING AT OUR DOOR! WHAT WILL YOU DO?