"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Only the Supreme Court stands between us and Dictatorship

"It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is."   
- - - - Federalist Chief Justice John Marshall

By Gary;

From 1789 on the non-thinking and often scheming politicians have screamed about the power of those "evil" un-elected Federal Judges.  But our Federalist Founding Fathers knew that only with a judiciary beyond the reach of day-to-day politics would there even be a chance to protect the rights of the people.

Congress has been flooding the nation with endless Big Government and Socialist laws.  It is obvious that left alone Congress and/or the President would create an authoritarian Big Brother State.

But there is some hope.  Here are three cases in the last month where the Supreme Court stood up for the rule of law and the Bill of Rights . . . . which is exactly what the Founding Fathers wanted them to do.

Case #1  -   By a 9-0 vote the justices ruled it was unconstitutional for the police to attach a small GPS device to a car's bumper and track a car for a month. The tracking data helped convict a man of running a drug-dealing operation.  The Court ruled strongly in favor of the 4th Amendment in the Bill of Rights.

It is rare when a drug criminal wins in the conservative-leaning high court, but the GPS case concerned whether the modern state had unlimited power to track and monitor its citizens, evoking the specter of George Orwell's "1984."

"Society's expectation has been that law enforcement agents and others would not — and indeed, in the main, simply could not — secretly monitor and catalog every single movement of an individual's car for a very long period," Samuel Alito wrote, adding that such a search "surely crossed" the constitutional line. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan agreed with Alito.

Case #2   -   The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in an 8 to 1 vote to protect the rights of companies and individuals to freely enter into contracts together.   The Court said credit repair companies could block such lawsuits and instead force disgruntled customers into binding arbitration if they had agreed to such a provision in the fine print of their agreements.

The ruling was another in a string of high court rulings in recent years that have backed an arbitration clause over a customer's right to file a lawsuit.  The ruling pissed off the endless stream of ambulance chasing lawyers looking to break contracts in order to line their pockets.

Case #3  -   In a 9 to 0 ruling the high court for the first time concluded the Constitution includes a “ministerial exception” that protects churches and their schools from undue interference from the government and its courts.

The 1st Amendment in the Bill of Rights protects the “free exercise of religion,” and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said the state infringes on religious freedom if it forces a church or its schools to accept or retain “an unwanted minister.”

A Federalist Constitution

The Federalist Papers #78  -  "The interpretation of the laws is the proper and peculiar province of the courts. A constitution is, in fact, and must be regarded by the judges, as a fundamental law. It therefore belongs to them to ascertain its meaning, as well as the meaning of any particular act proceeding from the legislative body."    - - - - Alexander Hamilton

The United States Supreme Court is the last living fragment of our Founding Fathers and the Federalist Party.  The rest of the Constitution has been smashed almost beyond recognition.

THE PRESIDENT  -  Our chief executive was to be elected by the state legislatures through members appointed to the Electoral College.  By the election of 1828 this system effectively morphed into a vote by the people. 

But with the need for Presidential candidates to get popular votes, candidates have slowly adopted Marxist re-distribution of the wealth programs in order to buy the votes needed for their party.  Today we have a full-throated, red flag waving Marxist in the White House preaching Class Warfare to an eager public that wants "free" stuff paid for by someone else. 

The "small government" Republicans are not too much better.  Both Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry used Left-Wing Socialist arguments to attack a businessman (Romney) for daring to make money and create jobs in the free enterprise system.  Plus for decades GOP Presidents have eagerly supported growing a centralized Big Brother state with other people's money.

Both parties are using Karl Marx as a guide.  They tax money from the producers and re-distribute the wealth by give out trillions of dollars in "free" goodies to buy votes.

Senate and House candidates are
nothing more than Puppets on the
strings of Billionaire Cartels of labor
unions and corporations.
THE SENATE  -   The Founders had the state legislatures select U.S. Senators to represent their states in Washington D.C.  With the adoption of the 17th Amendment in 1913, Senators were now to be elected by popular vote.

In comes the law of unintended consequences. 

Today Senators need countless millions of dollars to campaign with TV, radio and direct mail.  Billionaire Cartels of labor unions and corporations provide that money.  One Billionaire Cartel selects and funds a Puppet Senate candidate to fight with the other Billionaire Cartel's Puppet Senate candidate. 

Neither candidate represents the state or the people.  Money talks and the Puppet candidates know full well where their money comes from, who their real Master is and who will financially take care of them when they leave office.

THE HOUSE  -  Article One; Section Two of the Constitution:  "The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty thousand."  The House was to belong to the People.  With small Congressional seats anyone could run for and win public office.  This system produced great leaders like Congressmen Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, Davy Crockett and Abraham Lincoln.

Today House seats have ballooned up to about 700,000 people.  The common man has almost no chance to win office.  The corrupt special interest money of the Billionaire Cartels has moved into House races.  Millions and millions of dollars is now being spent on individual House races.  More and more the Cartels are selecting and funding their Puppets.

The United States is becoming a oligarchy . . . not a Republic.

THE SUPREME COURT  -  For all their faults, Federal Judges with lifetime appointments are the last barrier between us and a centralized Dictatorship.

The elected political elites have their snouts deep in the money trough of corruption.  But Judges will stay in office until very, very late in life.  As the Founders intended, Judges have no real interest in pleasing outside corrupt money interests.  That allows them to be more independent while the elected politicians are always looking over their shoulder to see what their Masters want them to do.

How long does the Republic have left?

Big Government Statist Newt Gingrich has already said he would order the arrest of Judges he does not like and drag them before a Star Chamber Court hearing in Congress.  Meanwhile Comrade Obama spouts pure Marxism and Class Warfare directly from the Oval Office. While members of Congress are bought and paid for by the Billionaire Cartel Oligarchs.

Unless there are rapid changes the Republic of the Founders will be dead within a generation.  Not even the Supreme Court will be able to hold back the tide.

The Supreme Court is the last barrier against a tide of Marxism and Oligarchy Dictatorship.
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